Spring Chalk Board with Felt Roses

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I have had this funky gold mirror since high school because I liked the shape of it but it has been stuffed away in a cabinet for a long time because I couldn't figure out what to do with it, it's a little too blingy for my house.  Recently I was struck with inspiration on how I could turn it into something cute that I would like to have out in my house all the time!

This is what it looked like before I started:

I started by removing the mirror and spray painting the wooden board behind it flat black and  painting the frame with aqua spray paint.  I did one coat of aqua and thought it looked cool to leave a little gold showing through so I left it like that.

Next, I re-assembled the frame and board and started working on some felt roses.  To make the roses I used 3 colors of felt and some scraps of green fabric that were starched so they were stiff.  I also used scissors, a sharpie marker, and a hot glue gun.

I traced the base of a plastic cup onto the felt and cut out 3 circles (1 for each rose).

Then I began cutting around the border of the circle...

until the whole thing was cut into a spiral shape.

I started with the middle of the spiral and began rolling the whole thing up...

 and then glued the end.

I cut some leaf shapes out of the green fabric and glued them to the frame.

Then covered the back of the roses with glue and stuck them on as well.

I love the way they turned out!

I think it looks perfect in my kitchen!  I like that I can change the message for different holidays or occasions!

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  1. Your roses are beautiful….and the project is too cute.

  2. Cute! I love anything chalkboard. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!

  3. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    So cute! I hope you will link this up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!


  4. That is adorable!

  5. LOVE THIS! Love how some of the gold is peaking through! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party going on right now and perhaps become a new follower!! Follower you via Linky!

  6. Chalkboard paint is my new favorite thing!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!


    Looking forward to more posts,

  7. What a beautiful makeover! I love that you can use it all year long too! Thanks for sharing!

  8. So cute! Love the felt flowers (I’m totally “pinning” this)!

  9. Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree. I really like your makeover, the turquoise is so pretty and the flowers give it dimension and texture. I’m featuring your project in the newest A Crafty Soiree, c’mon by and check out your feature when you get a chance.

    PS: Now following you on linky tools.

  10. So creative, and pretty too.

I would love to hear what you have to say!