Raise your hand if this has seemed like the longest winter ever? Spring has to be right around the corner, doesn’t it?
I decided that if perhaps I started a little spring cleaning and decorating, it might entice spring to actually show up. Sound like a good idea?
First stop was a trip to my local Dollarama for a little inspiration and supplies for my DIY. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to make, but I knew that I wanted to make a sign of sorts and use my Cricut Maker for the lettering.
When I found a wooden slat like square, I knew right away it would make a great base for my sign.
- * Wooden slat square
- * Acrylic paint – various shades
- * Paint brushes
- * Artificial Flowers
- * Cricut Maker
- * Cricut Vinyl
- * Transfer Paper
- * Hot glue gun
- * Glue Sticks
Step 1 – Paint the base
I decided to use 3 different spring colors and alternate painting each slat a different color. I found the acrylic paint only needed 1 coat to get the color I was looking for and dried within just a few minutes.
Step 2 – Attach the flowers
Depending on the size of the stems you may need to cut them to fit the length of your base.
Using your glue gun, add a few drops of glue to the stem and fuller area of the flowers to attach them to the base. Be careful not to burn yourself.
Step 3 – Lettering
Using the Design Space app for my Cricut, I found a font that I liked and printed out the phrase “Spring has sprung”. I had to view it a few times on screen to make sure the size of the font would fit properly on each of the slats.
Once I had the font size confirmed, I printed it on to my vinyl.
After printed and weeding off the excessive vinyl, I attached the lettering to transfer paper to help me apply it to the base.
I then cut each word out separately and applied it to the base. Once I had each word in the proper place and firmly attached, I removed the transfer paper.
Step 4 – Ready for display
Now my picture is ready for display. I decided to stand it on my mantle but all you would need to do is add and hanging fixture to the back and it would make a great alternative to a wreath for your door.
Spring was the theme of this month’s Inspire My Creativity link-up party and I can’t wait to see what the other hosts have come up with.