Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunflower inspired thrifty craft

Yes, I'll say it again. I love sunflowers. When I can't have real sunflowers there's always fake ones. On a recent trip to Dollar Tree I picked up some fake flowers to use in a few craft projects.

I dug into the craft stash and found a tin can that I painted with brown textured paint, some scraps of burlap and homespun fabric and a rusty safety pin and bell. After decorating the can a bit I added the sunflowers, cat tails and a bit of excelsior to finish it off.

Crafting certainly doesn't have to be expensive and this project proves it

24 comments:

Ginny said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!!! No, you don't have to have much money, but you do have to have just a bit of vision and artistic insight, and I have neither. This is prettier than the fall arrangements at Michaels.

Pat said...

It's beautiful, Ann. What vision you have. xx

Duni said...

That looks so cute! I love the burlap and gingham fabrics!

DebbieM said...

Very pretty!!! If you love sunflowers so much, I think you should change your daisy at the top of your blog to a sunflower. Would make it look great for fall!!

Christmas in the Woods is Oct 12-13 and Oct 19-20th. What do you think?

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the whole effect is so beautiful Ann..love the fabric on the tin and the smashing sunflowers

Christine said...

Good for you as it looks great!

Sandra said...

perfect for fall..me to on love of sunflowers... i have not been in a craft store in years, did not even know they have fake sunflowers. i do need to get out more. maybe i could stand them in my back yard to see out the kichen door. my mother used to do that, not with sunflowers but with anything pink

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I bet your home is truly a 'comfort zone'!! I love this Ann.

Catherine said...

Love the dollar stores!!! I think I shall go to ours today and see what goodies I can find.
Pretty flowers!
xo Catherine

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

One must really want to quit crafting before treatment can be effective.

Sandee said...

You could give me all these pieces and it sure wouldn't look like this when I was done. You did this wonderfully.

Have a fantastic day. My best to Duke. ☺

BeadedTail said...

It's like a can of sunshiny happiness!

A Quiet Corner said...

I just put my sunflowers and cattails out in the arrangement at the the front door!!!! I did something right!...:)JP

Donna said...

You make ALL your projects look easy!
Pretty!!
hughugs

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice Ann

Chatty Crone said...

Ann you can make anything out of anything - that is beautiful!

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful arrangement... You are right... These kinds of projects don't have to be expensive. However, one has to have YOUR talent to make them... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Grace said...

Those are fake? They look quite lovely...and it's nice to see some bright color -

Marg said...

Sunflowers are the greatest. I love the way they lean towards the sun. That is such a nice sunflower craft. Take care.

Dee said...

What a great gift this would make...the can is adorable.

Lin said...

No, it doesn't have to be expensive...but you certainly have the eye to put simple things together nicely!

Jeanne Pursell said...

You are awesome Ann!! Look at how creative you are!! Love it!

Sharkbytes said...

Very cute. But when I do stuff like that it just looks like a bunch of junk.

marie said...

Love this Ann. So much so...that I'll be washing my can from lunch, and stopping at the $ store after work!
Thanks for the inspiration!!

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