Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What's growing in your garden?

Plaque number two was inspired by the saying that I found somewhere online and I can't remember where.

Some time ago I had painted two of these plaques using crackle medium. I had an idea in my head and painting the background was as far as I ever got with it. It was time to use them.

I printed out the saying and then glued it on to the background. I made yo-yo flowers in 3 different sizes. The stems were green jute twine that I coated in glue to stiffen them and then the leaves were made from a green glittery pipe cleaner. I also used the pipe cleaner for the hanger but I'm not sure if I like it. I may switch it out later for plain wire. I finished it off with the piece of burlap ribbon along the bottom to cover up the bottoms of the stems. Simple yet cute.

I got to thinking about these and the 5 that I did I drilled holes and added a wire for hanging. I was wondering though if maybe it might be better to attach  a hanger to the back and then that gives you two options. You could either hang it or put it on an easel. I don't know, what do you think?


  1. Simple yet so effective, I like this but I think a wire would look better than a pipe cleaner for hanging, otherwise I wouldn't change a thing.
    My mind is like a garden, full of seeds and sometimes I wish I had some weed killer, lol

  2. I think everything needs an option to hang somewhere, because it is easier to find a place on the wall than a place to "sit" something, or at least that's what I hear. I really love your latest! Briony is funny isn't she. Happy day.

  3. i really like this one, those flowers are so cute.. i think hanging option is fine

  4. In my mind I grow flowers, but in the real garden out back it's weeds. Just so you know. I love that.

    Have a terrific day Ann. Big hug to you and lots of loving scritches for Gibbs. ♥♥♥

  5. Really cute yo yo flowers & another great quote. Having both options sounds like a good idea.

  6. Very pretty - I'd rather a hanger system.

  7. Love those yo-yo flowers.
    Yes one can pull out the weeds.

  8. Can't believe that you all had SNOW... I'm sure that YOU loved every second of it... ha ha ha....

    Love that saying on your plaque... Just terrific.


  9. I think wall plaque, sometimes shelf space is hard to come up with

  10. I like the idea of having the 'hanger' hidden!!! Gives the buyer at your craft fair a couple of options!! Maybe even a few with magnets behind it for refrigerator? Just a thought.

  11. Very cute! I like the idea of a hanger too.

  12. I don't like the pipe cleaner...I'd rather a rustic wire or a back-hanging system.


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