I wrote Welcome Spring to Your Home as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels, and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
I know the Christmas is just past, and we aren’t hardly through the month of January. I also know that we have many many cold winter days ahead of us. But that doesn’t stop me from thinking about spring. I created a fun project last week using the new Spring Wood Surfaces from Michaels and I’m showing you how I did it, so you can welcome spring to your home with a “Bloom” door hanger too!
Bright Colors!!! I’m actually not a huge fan of decorating with bright colors, but in the midst of a blue/white winter, my soul craves color. Bright colors, sparkly and glittery colors!
Let’s start with supplies.
Welcome Spring to Your Home
- Round Spring Wood Surfaces from Michaels (isn’t that store amazing!)
- Multi-Surface Paint from Plaid ~I used Bright Pink and Banana Custard
- Matte Mod Podge
- Glitter dimensional magic from Mod Podge
- Foam spouncer and brush
- Paper Flowers ~I used scrapbook paper and a hole punch
- Paper Letters for the BLOOM
- Small branch
- String & Ribbon
- Hot Glue
Using these little sponge pouncers make painting a breeze. I spounced the entire surface of my circles with yellow paint. The paint wanted to fill the little holes in my piece, so once I was done painting it, I smacked it on a piece of scrap paper and the holes opened up again.
Once the yellow dried, I took a small amount of the pink and spounced just the tips on the circle. I didn’t take a photo of this part, but I then took the dimensional magic and made a dot right in the center of each pink nob. Just a perfect touch of glitter. 🙂
Use the matte finish Mod Podge to adhere the letters to your circles. Allow it to dry a couple hours.
I tied the string and ribbon to the twig next. It turned out that my ribbon wasn’t near long enough. I later cut a longer piece of ribbon, glued my letter circles onto it, then tied it to the twig.
Next I used the hot glue to attach my paper flowers. After I glued them all on, there was a gap that looked strange. I took green paper and cut out a small heart. Perfect.
I used the hot glue to attach my letter circles to a much longer piece of ribbon than I originally had planned on using. Then I tied the new longer piece to my twig.
I know it’s still awhile yet until spring, but that’s okay. I’m dreaming. In the meantime, my Christmas decor is still up inside. Yup…. I’m weird, but it works for me. 😉
Do you like to welcome spring to your home a little early?
The box of goodies I received from with the Spring Wood Surfaces contained more than just the circles I used above. I also received a few other designs and had a bit of fun with them as well.
I painted the circles and glued mini clothes pins to the back. Next I added magnets, clipped photos on and stuck them to my fridge. Just a bit of fun and whimsy.
It seems like my shopping lists always pull away from the back piece, and when that happens, no more magnet. I fixed that issue by putting a magnet on the back of a decorated circle, gluing clothes pins to the front and clipping on the notepad.
If you had been sent these Spring Wood Surfaces from Plaid, what would you have done?
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