This D.I.Y. project was inspired by the wall art we saw at The Magnolia Market at the Silos. Given the scale of the original design (It was huge), we modified the look and made it an idea you could easily execute in just a few short hours. Let us know what you think. Is our version a good dupe of the original?
Here is what we saw while visiting Magnolia. Don’t you love its simplicity?
Supplies You’ll Want to Grab
We headed to Michaels craft store for our supplies. Again, we knew from the start that we didn’t want to make our wall art as large as what was on display at Magnolia. In fact, we were aiming to create a miniaturized version. With that in mind, we bought the following items:
- A 12 x 24 canvas
- An 8 oz. jar of Art Minds acrylic paint in the color “Sea Glass” (You could opt for a smaller size)
- Washi Tape
- Paint brush
- All-purpose glue (not pictured)
- Mambi Sticks alphabet decals
- Synthetic flowers (various kinds and shades)
- Wire cutters (not pictured)
We started by painting our canvas. This water based paint was very easy to apply. The color is a beautiful and soft “sea foam” green and two thin coats is all we needed. We placed the wet canvas outside to dry in the sun throughout the afternoon. However, actual drying time was much, much shorter. We just wanted to err on the side of caution.
Next, we took each bunch of synthetic flowers and began to cut off the stems we wanted to use. We cut them short in order to fit 3 rows of blooms on our small canvas. We then visually staged each blossom to map out where they would be glued.
With the flowers positioned where we liked them, we dabbed tiny amounts of glue on the back of the flower petals and secured them to the canvas. After waiting an hour, we took our washi tape and cut off approximately 3½ inch strips and placed them across each stem.
Note: Washi tape is made of paper and isn’t very sturdy. That’s why you’ll need to secure your stems to the canvas with a strong glue.
The Finished Product
We used a ruler to create the straight line we needed for precise placement of the alphabet decals. We spelled out the word “bloom” in lower case letters to capture the style from the original wall art. Though, we could have placed the letters a bit closer together, the final product was wonderful, in our opinion. With Mother’s Day around the corner, this is a great gift idea for the mom in your life.
So what do you think? Let us know if you enjoyed this Mother’s Day D.I.Y. gift idea in the comment section below.