March 20, 2012

An Easy, Springy, Art Project

I shared this project awhile back at The Frugal Girls, but, in case you missed it, I'm showing it again here.

Yep, recycling crafts. I'm so green. 

And, yes, I've made it on to Round 3 of American Crafter. Whew. Great news, but now I've got to get busy on another project for this week's voting! The theme is Spring, and I've got an idea brewing, but it requires spray painting. And, guess what's happening right now in my part of Texas? A downpour that could last days!

So, yeah. Wish me luck. 

This project combines a few of my great loves: dollar bins, repurposed art, cupcakes and Springtime.


Recently, I spotted some adorable cupcake liners in the dollar bins at Michaels and knew they were destined for something fun, fresh and...springy! 

I paired my new cupcake liners with a remnant of bright yellow fabric and a wooden plaque I'd picked up at Family Dollar months ago for a discounted price of $2 (how could I pass it up at that price??) and walked away with some fun art to welcome Spring!

Oh, I do love this time of year! 

I gave my discounted plaque two coats of white spray paint and, using pinking shears, cut my yellow fabric remnant to fit the plaque's middle. 

I then took 3 aqua cupcake wrappers and turned them inside out and placed each one on top of another cupcake wrapper so that my cupcake flowers had print on the inside and on the outside. Using my 2-inch circle cutter, I cut 3 circles from coordinating scrapbook paper and placed each one inside of a flower. 

To make the petals, I divided one green cupcake wrapper into 6 pieces and rounded the edges with scissors.

Using mod podge, I attached the yellow fabric to the white plaque by painting the glue under the fabric and then over the fabric. 

After the yellow fabric was adhered to the plaque, I began assembling my cupcake wrapper flowers, one piece at a time, making sure that each element was thoroughly mod-podged. 

After the three flowers were attached to the plaque, I painted mod podge once more over each flower. When they dried, the flowers were nice and stiff! 

And, that was that! An easy-breezy, completely unique piece of art for the upcoming Spring season! I'm sure this will end up on one of my Spring mantels! But, for now, it's adding a bit of cheer to my kitchen, because kitchens should be...cheerful!

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  1. I love that. So easy but such a cute result!

    - Adele @ Mammy Made

  2. That is really cute! You are so clever! And your spring showers are heading my way too. They're predicting 5-8 inches here in MO.

  3. I love it! I agree with Danni you are so very clever. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  4. So cute! I love it! Thank you so much for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!

  5. Emily, this looks so, so great! I just made an apron with the same yellow fabric, recently!

    Have a great day!

  6. Thanks so much for linking up your projects at

    This spring artwork is so cute and I love that you used things that I probably have around in my house. So basically I have no excuse for not having some springtime artwork up! :) And congrats on the American Crafter success! Good luck!

  7. I love it!!! So cute and simple.

  8. Yea! Great work on the 3rd round of American Crafter!
    Love this project :)


  9. Well that is just too cute! Dont' worry about he downpour, last weekend I had a spray painting party in my garage (with the doors open) during a massive downpour. It turned out fine, just took longer to dry:)

  10. Great idea! I love the dollar bins at Michaels!

  11. That is such a cute project!! I am your newest follower with Linky Followers and GFC, visiting from the Blog Hop, and would love to have you stop by my blog and check it out.

  12. I'm obsessed! those cupcake liners are probably the cutest i've ever seen, and making them into art is way better than just thrown them away after eating a cupcake!

  13. CONGRATS on the next round. I'm excited to see your next AWESOME idea! Love your Springtime Art! Sharing on FB this second! XO, Aimee

  14. This art piece is SO cute! Fellow participant and visiting from the Easter Egg Hunt :) Your eggs were beautiful! Napkins onto eggs - GENIUS.

    1. Featuring NOW at Dwell on Joy! Great work :)

  15. Fellow "Egg" participant at It's Overflowing....SUPER CUTE egg idea! LOVED it! Smiles, Jill

  16. This is so cute! I love spring decorations that don't remind me of my mom's creepy Easter bunnies.

  17. This is beautiful. I never would have thought to do this, but you make look so easy. I'd love it if you'd share this at Whimsy Wednesdays at I'm following.

  18. This is lovely!!! I love the cupcake liners! So clever! I would be Thrilled to have you share this at my link party thats going on and if you like what you see become a new follower!! Following you via GFC.

  19. This is ADORABLE!!! I love it! I absolutely love how you used the cupcake liners for the flowers! So creative!!

  20. This is the cutest!! Love it. I hope you'll link up this project to the Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

  21. This is a FABULOUS project Emily!!! I keep seeing pretty cupcake liners and want to buy them just because they are pretty... now I know I can display them!

    I sure would LOVE IT if you shared this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! PLEASE :)

  22. This is so cute and easy! Also, good luck with round 3...I'm looking forward to seeing the entries tonight!

  23. Thanks for linking this up at The Winthrop Chronicles, you are being featured tomorrow!

  24. Wow, another fun, simple, spring project! I love all of the colors. :)

  25. Featuring you tomorrow!! I {heart} this LOTS! XO, Aimee

  26. Fresh! Fun! and FABULOUS!!!!! thanks for linking up! : ) hugs...andrea

  27. You are one creative gal!! Such a fun use for cupcake liners!

    Thanks for linking up to the Cinch party!

  28. Thanks for joining up to the party! Love your sweet cupcake flowers! The colors are fab-u-lous!

    Have a great week!


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