I was in Walmart last night to get some flowers, snacks and magazines to read for inspiration on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I bought the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It was a big issue chock full of ideas, recipes and DIY projects…that’s my kind of magazine!!! I was looking through the issue as I waited in line when I spied this irresistibly cute plant display idea…on page 136…Yard Goods Wall Art…
Creative rewind…out of line..over to the garden center…to find the tiny little succulents…see a slide show of the entire adventure…
Over to crafts to find some paint, glue, moss…and some tiny frames to add a cute factor…and to cover my not well cut circles…I love my X-acto circle cutter, but it didn’t work in this instance!!!
Back to checkout…imagination brewing all the way home!!!
Once at home, I had to find some square canvases in my stash. All supplies gathered for the project…Ready Set, Go….
Metallic Wall Art Framed Succulents
Here’s What You Need:
2 6″ square canvases with gallery sides
Acrylic paint in metallic colors – gold, copper, teal, silver
2 tiny succulent plants to fit canvas
Coconut fiber or craft moss
Paper cups (waxed)
Scraps of cardboard
Here is what I did:
- Draw Circle in middle of canvas.
- Cut a small round hole (@’1/2″) in center of canvas with X-acto knife.
- Paint the canvases and frames with the metallic acrylic paints. For the silver one brush in one direction. For the multi-colored one, just drop the paint on and smear it and tap it with the brush…do not overblend. Then tap with damp paper towel to smooth. If you blend too much the colors become muddy, so just blend the edges. Let dry.
- I lined the back of the canvas with plastic and created a bottom out of cardboard. I covered that with plastic also. Make sure all seams are covered with duct tape.
- Glue the frames over the hole in the canvas.
- Cut the paper cups to same height as frame depth. Tape it to the frame with 3 pieces of duct tape from right to left and top to bottom to secure.
- Place the plant inside the frame/canvas and arrange as you like. Cover soil with coconut fiber and/or craft moss. This is what will hold the plant in place.
- Attach the plastic covered cardboard over the back and seal with duct tape.
- Add hanger and hang!!!
I am excited to try some of the other things that inspired me in the September issue of BH&G like:
- The moveable feast on page 106 – herbs in a pot
- Color blocking rocks on page 80
- Some earthy greens (paint) especially the Glidden Spring Cactus on page 51
- Pasta making on page 170
- Pecan Crusted Pork w/Orange Glaze on page 182
- and so much more…go get this issue now!!!