Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
We have one of my favorite bloggers in the house this morning, the darling Alison from Oopsey Daisy!
Hello, my friends!
My name is Alison, and my little blogging home is called Oopsey Daisy.
I am the queen of oopsey daisies. I love to create beautiful things, and I usually stumble a bit (or a lot) along the way! My blog tells the twists and turns of my crafting journeys. I draw upon my teaching experience to make fun things for my sweet 2-year-old son. I also love sewing, organizing, cooking/baking, and decorating our home.
As Amy’s guest, I feel like a rockstar! My visits here never cease to spark my creativity. Besides being a crafting star, Amy is also incredibly sweet, and I am blessed to call her my friend. She is “positively splendid.”
I don’t know about you, but I am longing for spring. Here in Colorado, we have been overwhelmed with snow and cold. When the temperature rises even a smidge, I find myself craving spring’s elusive arrival. I created this burlap flower wall art to brighten up my winter days! Come along with me to see how to make your own!
Did you know that frames were 40% off at Michael’s this week? I indulged a bit in the sale, and found a long frame that would be perfect for this project. I cut a piece of cardboard that would serve as the backing, and then I cut a piece of burlap that was about 2 inches longer on every side. I wanted to have plenty of burlap to wrap around the cardboard.
I began by using green ricrac and ribbon scraps to create the flower stems. I alternated the stem lengths, and made each stem a little different.
Next, I made easy-peesy flowers. I wanted the flowers to be a bit 3-dimensional, so I made flowers by cutting 4 circles out of my chosen fabric. I folded them in quarters and pressed them just slightly so they would stay folded.
I cut centers for the flowers using coordinating fabric and pinned everything onto the burlap. I think my favorite part was arranging the different colors and patterns!
First, I sewed the stems. Then I made sure to overlap the 4 quarters of the flowers just slightly and sewed everything to the burlap by sewing around the round centers of the flowers.
I sewed some mini ricrac on some of the flowers. This is one of my favorite flowers! So bright and happy!
I wrapped the burlap around the cardboard, pulling it tight, and hot gluing around the edges. (On a side note, if you use cardboard with print like I did, be sure that the printed side is the back side. You don’t want the print to show through. I learned the hard way!)
These flowers just make me smile! I do believe that this flower wall art will have a place in my new craft room.
I failed to find a nice patch of green grass, but I think that the snow may be thawing a bit… at least I’m hoping so!
Amy, thanks for inviting me over to your place today!