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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Succulent Wall Art

Succulents are everywhere these days. I have loads of them in my garden plus I have a stash of fake succulents in my studio Here's what I made with those faux plants, a wooden frame and a little ingenuity.

 I love how it turned out!



I got the idea from a gift catalog which listed art like this at a hefty price. I was able to make my version much more affordably.


I started out with a wooden frame that had just the one inch depth I needed. I cut the Oregon state shape out of foam board. 

The BEAUTIFUL planks are scrapbook paper! 

How I wish I'd bought alot more of this paper. On the reverse side it has the painted boards you see on the left side of this project.


I covered the foam board with that gorgeous paper then cut out the Oregon state shape.


Using thin cardboard, I hot glued a one inch strip all around the inside of the Oregon shape on the back side of the foam board.


Here's how it looks from the front. Now I have a place to  put my fake succulents!



I cut florist foam from my stash and hot glued it into the space I'd just made.

Then came the fun part!

I selected a nice variety of fake succulents and put them in place. I hot glued them into the florist foam once I liked the placement. The Oregon state shape got harder to recognize when it was done, but as a pretty art piece with beautiful contrasting colors and textures,

 I call this a win win!

This became a Christmas gift for my daughter and her little family to remind them of home. It turned out so sweetly that I'm going to make another one just for myself!

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2 comments:

  1. I just found your blog and I love it. I will be bookmarking it on my list of favorites. I have really enjoyed all your ingenious ideas. Can't wait to try some.

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  2. I too have recently found your blog and adore your crafts and ideas! You remind me so much of my dear mother who always say possibility in almost everything.

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