>Pretty Flower Wall Art

>I made this flower wall art while I was watching Bones with my husband tonight…

I was inspired by this adorable felt pillow made by Kendall at Songbirds & Buttons…go check it out! 🙂

Want to know how I made it? Well sure! I’d love to tell you! 😉

It all started with this little plaque that I bought for $0.50 at a yard sale a few weeks ago…

I then painted over it with primer and some dark purple paint…

Quick Diversion: Do you guys subscribe to “Freecycle”? I just found out about it a few weeks ago, and I get sooo many e-mails from them a day, but I got this paint for free (some unopened!) from someone who didn’t want them around the house anymore!

I also got a piece of furniture that I’d SUPER excited about refinishing! If you don’t know about Freecycle, look it up. It’s all about saving things from landfills! 🙂

So, back to my board. I painted it with that plum paint I got for free from Freecycle! Then I measured where the center of the board was, and used a bowl to make a circle around that center.

I used a template to cut heart designs out of white textured scrapbook paper (from WalMart). I laid out the hearts around the circle, and filled it in like this…

See how they’re all layered and stacked? I used hot glue to put this all together.

Once I was finished laying the hearts on, I put a cute big button in the middle, and here it is!

I am so happy with how it turned out! I have absolutely no purple in my house, so I’m going to sell it on Craigslist. If anyone’s in the Philly area…I’ll be selling it for $15! I think it would look super cute in a girl’s bedroom!

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30 Responses to “>Pretty Flower Wall Art”
  1. >That's so cute! I like how it's a 3 dimensional flower rather than one that's just painted on. Love it!And thanks for mentioning Freecycle! I didn't know about it, but now I'm signing up pronto!

  2. >That is just super cute! So simple and cheap at the same time!Thanks for linking up to SS!Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  3. Kendall says:

    >It's my blog you're trying to think of- I made a pillow just like this! :)-KendallSongbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

  4. Jessica Cook says:

    >adorable!!! I wish I lived in Philly!

  5. Kendall says:

    >Very cute! I really am loving this- I might need to make one to match the pillow! I like that you used hearts- so cute 😉

  6. Suesan says:

    >Stopping by from It's So Very Cheri. I love the project. You did a wonderful job on it.

  7. Jenn says:

    >Very pretty! Great tutorial. I may give this a try myself. Visiting from ISVC! Glad I stopped by! Jenn from ThisMommyLoves.com

  8. Jill says:

    >Lovely picture!!Just wanted to let you know I featured your kitchen table makeover on my Round Tuit post this week:http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2010/10/round-tuit-18.htmlThanks so much for linking up! I hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. CraftyMummy says:

    >So simple but so pretty! And I wouldn't have picked that you used hearts – clever!Found you over at A Round Tuit

  10. Michaela says:

    >Really cute!! What a clever idea. I'm gonna try this one! Thanks for sharing (:

  11. Michelle L. says:

    >So nice! I love the purple and white combination, and the cool heart flower. Great re-imagining of the other project!

  12. >That turned out really nice. Thanks for sharing. I found you from Its so Very Cheri.

  13. Melly says:

    >Thanks for sharing! Super Cute!!!!I'm your newest follower. Stop on byhttp://www.beckhamandbloom.comHappy Monday,Melly

  14. PALATABLE says:

    >It turns out great, I came from Its So Very Cheri…http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

  15. >What a great idea & fun project! I think I'm going to have to try this one myself =) I'm visiting from It's So Very Cheri. Very cute blog! God Bless.Kierstonhttp://beautifulmisadventure.blogspot.com

  16. Pam C says:

    >ooohhh…I like this one…super cute..great imagination…

  17. Melissa says:

    >Very cute!Melissahttp://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

  18. >Absolutely adorable!!! I love things made with paper.xxTerrihttp://thewoolacorn.blogspot.com/

  19. >this is adorable! perfect for a little girls room! and so cheap too 🙂

  20. Etcetorize says:

    >love this! So simple but so pretty at the same time~

  21. Janet says:

    >I love it. I am going to be in my first craft fair next month. I might make a few of these.Thanks for the tutorial.Stopping by from Its so Very Cheri.Janet

  22. >Oh, I love the simplicity of the one big flower. Using hearts? Genius!Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  23. >I love your blog! You make the cutest things. I would love it if you would link up at my link party too! http://polkadotsandpizza.blogspot.com

  24. Emily says:

    >Okay – that is so something I could do!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I am a new follower from the Girl Creative!EmilyFamily and Life in Las Vegas

  25. Alyssa says:

    >Simple, yes. But stunning! I love your makeover, at least in part because it's 3-D.

  26. >Darling! My viewers loved this project of yours!

  27. Megan says:

    >I liked this so much I had to try it out! I coincidentally wish I had your paint color, it would have matched my bathroom perfectly! Mine came out a little too princess purple. Thanks for the tuitorial! http://barefootcopycat.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-flower-wall-art.html

  28. Christine says:

    >super adorable! I wonder how this would turn out using fabric scraps…..

  29. Laura says:

    >SOOOO frickin adorable! Your post has inspired me to make a few of these in different colors for my friends nursery! Check out my blog at http://www.whimsicalworldoflaurabird.blogspot.com

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