Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Flower Wood Shim Art

I've been working on my Easter decor this past week and have everything done but the mantle.  Can you believe I still had a box of Easter stuff at my mom's house? Yep! So I had her bring it to me and it was just like opening up some thing new since I couldn't remember what was in it! Come to find out there wasn't as many decor items as I was hoping for so once I went through everything I only had one thing on my mantle.   I had seen wood shim projects around and wanted to give it a try. Well I must say....easy, easy, easy! I made 3 things! (I've already shared one on Instagram for the Photo A Day challenge I do!) Today I'm sharing some Spring Flowers!

The idea for this Flower Art came to me after I made my He Is Risen Art(on Instagram)....I loved it so much I wanted to make a smaller one but have it be a little different. So out of the longer wood shims I found 2 that were not as long as the majority and used them as the anchors.  Then I hot glued 8 smaller shims to the longer ones, rotating the thick and thin edges.  Next I painted it a metallic off white and decided it either needed 2 coats or I needed to use a different color! So I took my metallic taupe and painted every other shim. It doesn't really stand out in the picture but it turned out really pretty! Then I turned it on it's side and took a metallic pink, blue and green....all the paint I had already....and free handed the flowers. 
I just wanted something simple!

Can't lie...this makes me smile!
And by the way those 2 packs of shims cost me 6 bucks and some change at Home Depot. 
Budget friendly and easy...they best kind of crafting!!

Have a happy Thursday!

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aka Bailey said...

I love the style and colors of this little craft!

Lou Lou Girls said...

This makes me happy!!! Pinned! Thanks for stopping by our party. Please join us next Tuesday, I would love to see what you have been working on. Lou Lou Girls