Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Crab Apple Blossom Art

(Don't forget to link your projects up to my Marvelous Mess party....each week I'll pick one project to feature on my sidebar!!)

So, I've got these great squares of sub-flooring that are the perfect rough canvas for so many projects. Did you happen to see my Cheap Chicks ?? Made on sub flooring. It's just too easy and I love the texture. My latest sub flooring project is this:

A crab apple tree with blossoms. :-) I am in love with blossoming tree's and how they're such a great sign of *warmer weather*. Yippee!! Now, crb apples around here aren't blossoming yet....but soon....I just can't help myself. Want to make this??
Brown Paint
White Paint
Pink Felt
Pink Crepe Paper
Cheese Cloth
Hot Glue
Paintbrushes and Pencil
Piece of Sub Flooring/ Flat Wood
2 Small screw eyes and heavy duty wire hardware
~Water down some white paint and paint the front surface of the wood. Let dry. I gave mine two coats (picture is of 1st).
~Free hand with pencil a sketch of a tree onto the wood. 
~Paint over drawing with brown paint. Let dry.
~Cut out flower shaped pieces of felt.
~Cut out circles of crepe and cheese cloth. 
~Hot glue felt flower into place on branch.  Then, hot glue cheese cloth on top of it.

~Finally scrunch up circle of crepe paper and use a dab of hot glue to secure it to the middle of the flower. 
~Once everything is cool....attach the screw eyes and wire to the back of wood so you can place it on the wall. 

~Enjoy your blossoms!! 
Yay!! This project was featured on Under the Table and Dreaming!!!!

I shared this post at these funky parties:

Transformation ThursdaySomewhat Simple”SYS
Beyond The Picket FenceKatie's Nesting Spot

Fantabulous Friday!
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Punkin Seed Productions
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
PhotobucketPhotobucket UndertheTableandDreaming
The Girl CreativeMaking The DIY Show Offcraft"Tip Junkie handmade projects
Get Your Craft On Tuesday
Tuesday To Do Partytopsy turvy tuesdays

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Pink Hippo PartyHookingupwithHoH


  1. This is beautiful! I love projects with different textures!

  2. This was a great idea! I love it!

    Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on the shower preparations! I posted all the pics from the shower today, if you're interested (

    Have a great day!

  3. Ca-Ute! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!



  4. Very Pretty. I have a thing for trees, this is great.

  5. This is so cute! I'm making one of these this weekend, thanks for sharing!

  6. this turned out so beautiful! i love the different textiles you used on the flowers, gives them great dimension :)

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

  7. How adorable! I'm beyond excited about your project! =) Where do you get the sub flooring? Do you cut it to the size you want?

    I would love if you would link up your project to our {What I Made Wednesday} linky party this Wednesday. Your project could be featured! =)

    Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

  8. this is so fabulous! love the colors and 3D element i would love for you to link it up at our Sister Sunday Party.

  9. This is gorgeous! I need some of that sub flooring!

  10. I absolutely LOVE this.
    Great job!!!

  11. Can't wait to try this! Hopefully it turns out as good as yours :)

  12. I just stumbled upon your site on Blogtopsites, and I'm really enjoying it, gonna have to bookmark cuz the kids are hollerin'. Can't wait to spend more time cruisin' through here, I'll definitely be back, I want to check out more!

  13. This is a great project! You did an awesome job free-handing that tree! I was hoping it was a printable tree because I need one for a project! *gin*

  14. Missy, This is so creative and too cute. I love the 3d flowers! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  15. This is sooo adorable! Love the colors and the textures of the different fabrics! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @

  16. This is a really cute idea! Great decor for super cheap, I love it! Great job!

  17. Super cute! Love it and love how you got a great piece for super cheap!

  18. Fabulicious! So happy to have found your blog. I'm gonna follow along from now on. Stop by for a visit sometime!

  19. Very cute idea! Love it!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again this week! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  20. That is just beautiful!!! I'm so glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you share next!

  21. I love the way you did the flowers! So pretty!

  22. This is so pretty! I hope you'll come over and link it up :)

  23. Such a beautiful piece of artwork! love it!

  24. Very pretty! I love crabapple trees!

    Deviantly Domesticated

  25. Your art is really good and your blog is also fantastic with nice stuff.Thanks.:)

  26. Great tutorial, i love it so much. thanks for sharing

  27. A crab apple tree with flowers. :) I am in love with blossoming trees and how they are a terrific indicator of *warmer weather*. Yippee!! Crab apples are not yet blooming around here.Thank you for sharing your insight! Keep up the great work! Continue sharing. Please feel free to browse my website.
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