Annnnyway, here's a quick little DIY to do with little ones (because they can), or by yourself (because you can). Either way, it'll turn out pretty!
|Ooh la la...it's art!!|
I found this little gem of a summer DIY somewhere online, and thought I'd give it a go. Of course I had a hammer, watercolor paper, and blue painter's tape hanging around- staples of a DIY'er, really.
|Supplies. Yeah, it's upside down. Live with it.|
If you can't tell that it's a pad of watercolor paper, you're blind.
Here's what you do:
Pick some fancy flowers and leaves. Try to pick ones that aren't super thick and watery- they might just burst when you try to hammer them. Or, pick exactly that, if you want to create a messy explosion of plant juices. Your choice.
|Yeah, that was kind of a mess.|
Arrange your flowers artfully on your watercolor paper. It's important to use watercolor paper and not just any old regular printer paper- the watercolor texture and absorbency is what you need for this project.
|Or, arrange your one flower artfully. |
These dang petals tend to stick in a clump!
Next, cover your flowers with painter's tape. Make sure to cover the perimeter of the flower securely for best results.
|Tape it down now!|
Then, hammer away! If you want to take a few quick hits and then pull the tape up a bit to check your progress, feel free! The painter's tape comes up easily, so you can see if additional hammering is necessary.
|Use some fun stamps and a ribbon, and you've got a pretty little door hanger!|
Too cute, right?