Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Specimen Art



Ok-I know that is what this type of art work is called, but can’t we come up with another name for it?

It sounds icky!  Yep-Icky!

So, I’m calling my newest project Spring Satisfaction. 

Soo much cuter right?

So when I was at the dollar store a couple weeks ago, I came across some super cute glittered tulips.  I thought that they were darling and I can very rarely say no to glitter.  So, in the cart they went. 

I must admit, they have sat in my craft room ever since I purchased them. Just waiting for me to do something with them.  Once my craft room was finally finished and organized, I knew where all of my stuff was, so now I could make something! Yea!!

I gathered my supplies:

dollar store glittered tulips

1 old, forgotten frame

some scrapbook paper

green yarn

hot glue gun


(do you see how the glass of the frame has some spray paint on it? Super little tip-if you have to spray paint a frame right now, and you don’t have time to take the glass out.  (what you never have 10 mins. to hurry up and spray something-say it’s going to rain, or you have dinner in the oven? Just me? You usually make more time for projects?)

You can use a razor blade and scrape off the overspray.  It is super simple. Yes, it would have been easier to just take the glass out, but hey, I was in a hurry!

Ok-this is where it gets super difficult. Make sure you pay close attention to these instructions…

(insert sarcasm font here)

Are you ready?

Step 1: put the paper behind the glass

Step 2-cut some green yarn, or ribbon or string , and hot glue to the back of frame.  So the yarn will be under the glass.

Like so:

(sorry, crappy pic. I know, it was snowing and I was too lazy to get off my chair and take my supplies somewhere where there was better light)


Step 3: put the frame back together and then glue your tulips directly to the glass. I used my hot glue gun to do this because I didn’t want it to be permanent. I change my mind a lot when it comes to d├ęcor, so if I use hot glue to stick something to the glass, I can pull it off without too much hassle

Step4: Step back and admire your newest art project.


Cheap, easy and perfect!

Now, if only my spring cleaning were as simple to do as my newest spring project.

Off to do laundry! Oh and vacuum and clean the bathrooms..ugh!

Hooking up with these parties:

Made with love monday
Making monday marvelous
Pink hippo party
The DIY showoff
Motivate me monday
Craftastic monday
Mad Skills
Making the World Cuter
Made by you mondays
Just something I whipped up mondays
Market yourself monday
All about you mondays

Ps- come back tomorrow and see what I made out of a forgotten, strange shaped, old suitcase! Too cute!


  1. Super cute. Love the tulips. Very "springy". We got snow too. What crazy weather.

  2. I love the sparkly tulips! We were in SLC this weekend...beautiful Saturday but lousy Sunday! Glad to be down south again!

  3. Such a fun idea! It looks great and such a fabulous tute! Thanks for sharing!!



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