Sunday, February 7, 2010

Japanese Inspired Wall Art



I had some leftover flowers from this project, and so I decided to make some wall art. This is maybe the coolest thing I have ever made.

I was at the Dollar Store the other day, and I totally hit the jackpot. I'll have to do a separate post sometime to show all the awesome stuff I found there. I'll just say this for now: GO THERE. And bring more than $10 with you.

Here's my tutorial attempt.

Frames, $1 each.

They came in this red color. They also had black, white, and natural ones. But for Valentines Day, this color was perfect.

And even more so when I distressed it. Did you know they have sand paper at the Dollar Store, too???

I painted some Mod Podge on the glass.

Then I pressed some burlap onto the Podged glass. Sorry, no pics of this part. After it dried, I trimmed down the edges of the Burlap. Then I stuck the glass back into the frame.

And it looked like that.

I chose two little branches, which I had gathered the previous day. I hot glued a few paper flowers to the ends.

Then I glued the branches to the Burlap in the frame. Using a little dot of Gorilla Glue would probably turn out prettier, but I didn't have any on hand.

And ta daa! Beautiful 3D artwork, perfect for Valentines Day. I think they look a little bit like Japanese wall art.

See? Pretty.

This one is my favorite.

What do you think? (your feedback would be much appreciated)



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A new one?

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25 comments:

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

I LOVE it! They look really good. Very creative, and pretty.

Also, I'm excited for Wednesdays! And guess what... I might actually have a craft I could link up! Not this coming wednesday, but in the future :-)

Annie said...

Me-no crafts. :( I like your crafts! I added your button!

jaimeparis said...

these look so very pretty. love the idea very much! thanks for sharing :o)

Danielle said...

COMPLETELY ADORABLE! THEY LOOK LIKE CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES! =) im sure brady would agree that they look legit. thats where he went on his mission. but in any case they look AWESOME!

~~Mia~~ said...

They totally look like cherry blossom trees! I absolutely love them!!! I also hope this posts cuz lately I have not been able to leave comments anywhere. (in case you were wondering why I have not been here...I have, just unable to comment!)

Debbie said...

Oh that was pretty and so creative!!~

Andrea said...

I really, really like that! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Jen C. said...

Great idea, and love the results!

The Harris Family said...

Very cute idea!

-Crystal

libby said...

I love them! Maybe I need you to make some for me... waddayathink? :)

Wendy said...

Those are so cute! What a clever idea!

Visiting from Cottage Instincts!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Those are really really clever and beautiful! The flower one is my fave too! Thanks for sharing!
-Tiff

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh my goodness, that's SO cute!! What a neat idea. Great job :)

Cedar Fort said...

I totally made this last week on my blog (kevinandgillian.blogspot.com) but instead of doing wall art on it, I used it as a white board. I haven't quite finished it yet, but I will have to try the art! Cute.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Great job!! I just discovered the sand paper at the dollar store also -- it is awesome!!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Very cute!! Love the cherry blossoms! I also saw a fab looking twine heart on the left there ;)
Linda

Mama Thompson said...

I think those are so lovely...just love them!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Beautiful. I love how some of the branches go off the frame. Everything about this craft makes me happy! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Beautiful. I love how some of the branches go off the frame. Everything about this craft makes me happy! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

This are really beautiful! I never have such luck when I head into that store.

fawnda said...

very very very pretty! I love the 3-d effect!

meandmybucket said...

LOVE IT!!! The Dollar store is the best place EVAH!!!

Jessica
meandmybucket.wordpress.com

meandmybucket said...

I LOVE IT!!! I especially love how inexpensive they were!! I can't wait for your link party next Wednesday!!

Kristi Flanagan said...

Oh, these turned out so great!!! Love them!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Pam said...

You did a wonderful job here and the RED color is a fav and contrasts perfectly with the natural burlap and twigs.

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