Spring Chalk Board with Felt Roses

Christmas Activities for KidsTop 10 Easy Dinner RecipesEASY Fall Table RunnerCheap Crafty Holiday Gift HeadquartersEasy Mirrored Photo Ornaments

Thanks for visiting Cheap Crafty Mama!  If you like what you see please sign up to stay in touch via RSS, Facebook, Email, or Twitter updates!

***********************************************************************************************************************

 

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!



You might also like:

Spring Centerpieces

Recycled Aluminum Flowers

Recycled Spring Wreath

Comments

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

  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!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

  4. That is adorable!
    Sally

  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!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/homemade-by-you-5.html

  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!

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com

  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)!
    http://www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

  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!