Are ya'll enjoying the longer days
and warmer weather as much as we are?
Spring has arrived like a breathe of fresh air,
and not a moment too soon.
As part of my Spring has Sprung frame of mind,
I've been adding color to my blah winter decor.
So while on a recent trip to the Dollar Store
I spotted the perfect addition to my project list.
A simple, cute and PINK Tulip for one dollar, SWEET!
Here's how I made this tulip blossom.
I started by simply tying a green ribbon
around the top to use as a hanger.
I wanted to add a custom monogram by adding a fabric H.
I even used my Cricut,
but it didn't turn out so well.
So I compromised by attaching
some extra ribbon to add color.
Here's my spring tulip now,
bringing bright cheer to my front door.
I liked the results, so I lived with it for awhile.
Until, I came across this...
the monogram I needed to complete my project,
for a $1.50! :)
I promptly brought it home and got to work.
The wood was a bit rough so I sanded it.
Then I painted my H black with craft paint.
Next I traced the H onto my toile scrapbook paper.
Oh scrapbook paper,
I can find a million ways to put you to good use. ;>
I used Modge Podge to attach the paper.
To make the edges crisp,
I cut it a little big and sanded the extra paper off the sides.
To finish it off I topped it with a glossy spray acrylic.
Once my H was dry it was time to move on.
I attached my H to the tulip with hot glue.
Then I tied a ribbon through the tulip
and around the H to secure it.
And of course I added on some extra ribbon,
for color and FUN. :)
the finished product made me smile!
Here it is, back out on the front porch.
has found a friend
AND my front door is balanced.
Hooray for thrifty decor, color
I love the way my monogrammed tulip turned out!
So, what do you think??
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A Soft Place To Land,
My Backyard Eden,
and Today's Creative Blog,
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