Thursday, September 18, 2014

Primitive Sunflowers

Here's a primitive gift I made for my niece's birthday yesterday.
We both love primitive country decor and she wanted to add some "sunflowers" to her newly redecorated living room.
I couldn't find anything at our local shop so I decided to branch out and try my hand at making something.
You can find detailed instructions for making the sunflowers on the Primitive Times Magazine blog.
I used the free crow pattern from Free Craftz Patterns.
I painted the jar with brown craft paint - sealed it and then made a thin black wash (black paint and water) to go over it - sealing it again at the end with a clear sealer.
For the tag I coffee dyed some cardstock and tied my "blessing" to the jar with raffia.
 Some Spanish moss and a few berry twigs completed the arrangement.

I made a fall arrangement for myself using the same sunflower pattern but different material. I used a painted mason jar I already had for the base.

This post linked to:
Wildly Original Link Party  #122


Stephanie said...

These are adorable! I think I will have to make some too :)

Hugs and blessings!

Debbie Harris said...

I just love these! I too have a primitive home and those would look lovely in a couple of our rooms. :)
Sweet blessings to you.

Christa said...

Those are so unique and cute! They fit perfectly with your decor!

Teresa Arsenault said...

How cute. I especially like the one you made with your beautifully painted jar.
Blessing hugs,