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.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
7 thoughts on “Spring has Sprung – a DIY”
I love the bright colors! So excited for Spring!
We don’t get much snow here, but it still feels like it’s been winter FOREVER! I’m ready for sunshine and fun, Springy projects like this! Very cute!
The colors are so happy and cheerful! I hope it tells mother nature that we need some warm weather STAT!
This is so cute!!
I wish I had a dollarama, this sign is so cute! I love the color combo & yes spring needs to hurry!
I want spring to come so bad, this is a fun sign to put out in hopes it will.
I love these bright colors! So darling for Spring. It would be perfect for so many places too. Love it!