Last week, my creative juices began flowing for approximately 10.67 seconds. And within that time, my mommy-brain somehow dusted off the cobwebs and dug down deep to find this innovative idea. We’ll call it “baby’s breath on a canvas”. Genius, I know.
I’ve had these 8×10 canvases (that I purchased from Hobby Lobby) lying around possibly collecting even more dust than the creative side of my brain. Seriously, I think I bought these canvases over a year and a half ago.
So when the beautiful bouquet of flowers that my husband so thoughtfully brought home to me “just because” began to dry up, I couldn’t bring myself to throw them all away!
It could potentially be a sign of a hoarder. In which case I’ll need some therapy. But ever since Mitch and I started dating, I kept and dried up a lot of the roses that he had given me and put them in a vase. Then, when we made our big move 8 months ago and had an additional 4,302 pounds of baby stuff piling up around the house, those special flowers had to go.
Basically, I’ve got a lot of experience in keeping flowers and extending their lives.
And when I saw my huge spool of jute and my glue gun sitting on my desk, the idea just came to me.
This canvas is hanging over our couch and is part of a picture gallery I’m in the process of completing. I need a few more things to add to it before it’s complete and I show it to you. So I will have to ask for your patience!
The supplies you need for this project are:
+baby’s breath (or flowers of your choice)
+spray paint (optional)
Ready for the run down? It’s super simple. Here’s all I did:
First, I spray painted my stark-white canvas with an ivory color to go along with the color theme of my soon-to-be-finished gallery wall. The original white of the canvas was just too bright especially since I used white flowers.
Second, I grabbed a hand-full of baby’s breath and trimmed the stems to fit on the canvas. I specifically chose stems that weren’t the brightest white in an attempt to achieve a more rustic feel.
Third, I wrapped the bottom of the stems with the jute and tied a knot.
Fourth, I shot the back of the jute knot with a little glue from the glue gun and pressed that on the canvas to secure the flowers.
Fifth, I sat back in exhaustion from overworking my mommy-brain for creativity. Only joking. Maybe…
And that’s it!
Man, I really love baby’s breath. So simple and so elegant.
This is really such an easy way to dress up a plain wall. It adds a touch of brightness and dimension that really makes a statement. Plus, it’s easy on the
Can you imagine what this would look like with a pastel-shabby-chic canvas or different kinds of flowers? Or a set of 4 of these on a dining room wall? Or guest bedroom?