DIY Ombre Flower Art

 

Hello! I’m back on this lovely, drizzly Monday morning to hopefully cheer you up with a bright, pretty, simple DIY project.

The very first room I worked on in our trailer was my little girls room.

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If you’ve been following for a while and you remember, I went a little crazy with the fake flowers. I made this floral initial art

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and this little dress up corner

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and this floral embellished photo.

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Well, I’m back with another uber girly project…apparently, my girly side has been repressed for too long. I have been making a few changes to their room lately…more to come on that in the near future. For now, though, this quick and easy DIY.

The supplies I used were this deep picture frame from Ikea (could also use a shadow box), 4 stems of fake flowers from Dollar Tree, a glue gun, my gold glass marker  (the one listed is from Michaels, mine was from Hobby Lobby), a dry erase marker, and a piece of foam core (could also use cardboard or cardstock), also from the Dollar Tree.

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I began by cutting the stems off of my flowers as close as possible to the flower so that they could lay flat.

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Next, I arranged my flowers to get an idea of how I wanted them laid out.

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Next, using the back of my frame as a guide, I cut out a square of the foam core board with an Xacto knife to use as a backdrop.

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With that foam core square, I just started hot gluing my flowers on in rows.

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Once the flowers were finished, I put my frame together, and marked on the glass where I wanted my script to go with my dry erase marker. This allowed me to practice my font a few times before getting exactly what I wanted.

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I took the glass out and turned it over, then traced the back of the glass with my gold glass marker.  I wanted the script to be on the inside of the glass so that it would be protected, and so I could clean the glass without the risk of messing it up. Also, for anyone trying this at home, if you’re not super confident in your handwriting skills, you could easily print off the name in a font that you like, place it behind your glass, and trace it with your dry erase marker.

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Before the final assembly, I did have to trim my flowers down a little on the sides to fit inside the frame.

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Once that was finished, I put it all together, and this is the final product.

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Just a pretty, quick and easy way to display your child’s name, and you could customize it with any color of flowers and script that you like.

Hope you enjoyed, and hope you have a fantastic week!

Rachel