Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wall Hangings More Than a Year in the Making

In 2015, I spied a Pinterest idea and made some pastel paper flowers with  a thought to make some wall hangings for my office at work.  I shared the flowers that I made in this post.  I changed jobs since then and my new job moved our offices (1 mile closer to home!) recently.  I decided that getting this project done needed to be a priority.  So, I'm sharing the flowers with you today.

I die cut plain white cardstock with my Arianna Blooms die and then water colored the flowers with Worn Lipstick, Faded Lilac and Peacock Feathers Distress ink.  After shaping the flowers, I used a lollypop stick that I stuck through a hole cut in the center of the flower.  Using floral tape, I wrapped the bottom of the flower down the lollypop stick to create the stem.  I poured a fair bit of Crystal Accents in the center over the step and covered with the Heart of Gold prills.

The wood plaques were purchased on sale from Michaels and I stained them with some mahogany stain I had on hand to match the furniture in my office.  Here's what it looks like alongside a picture of the spot where my husband asked me to marry him almost 26 years ago...

This project was a long time finishing, but well worth the effort.  Maybe I can be an encouragement to get those projects completed.  I'm certainly glad that I get to look at these every day.  They make me smile and brighten my office.

I'm linking this project up with Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge, Fantastic Florals and Word Art Wednesday's Weeks #270/271 - Anything Goes and since I took this "old" flowers and finally made them new, I'm going to link up to the City Crafter Challenge Blog's Old Stuff, New Look challenge.


  1. Beautiful project, and yes, I have tons of half way done project, at least you completed yours! Thumbs up!

  2. Nice to see, lovely project Addie

  3. They're so lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. You finished it; another UFO less heehee! ( UFO= unfinished object:)
    I love it when when I see another project between all the cards. Such a lovely take on our theme; thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Good to see you!

  5. Wow! These are fabulous!! So pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  6. Hi Andrea! What a wonderfully creative idea. SO pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Andie, What a creative project and such a fun way to make home decor. Thank you for sharing with us at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Misty D.
    WAW DT

  8. This is a fantastic idea. Love it! Thank you for joining our Challenge a few weeks ago at Word Art Wednesday. We have a week left on our current Challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 84:11 and it says, "For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN

  9. These are beautiful - what a fabulous idea and love your flowers. TFS


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?