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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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  4. 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?

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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  10. 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. ☺

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  11. It's like a can of sunshiny happiness!

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

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

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

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  15. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. 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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