DIY spring art project

It was negative one here this Saturday when I woke up… needless to say I’m done with winter and so very ready to move on to spring. So I thought I would share with you a little spring 3-D art project I whipped up for my office bookcase using a new craft tool I picked up about three weeks ago. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use the Martha Stewart fringe scissors for at the time, but I’ve since come up with many uses over the past several weeks. Some you’ll see in an upcoming collection! 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 white frames (8×10 and 5×7)
  • real tree limbs/branches
  • Martha Stewart fringe scissors
  • Martha Stewart Dalia and Dogwood 3-D stickers
  • Coordinating scrapbook paper
  • Coordinating tissue paper (grass, bird wings and mini leaves)
  • Hot glue

You’ll see from the pictorial of each frame how they came together, but here’s a quick step-by-step:

8×10 frame

  1. Insert scrapbook paper into frame, leaving glass off
  2. Hot glue a limb or two into place
  3. Trim out a simple shape bird, fringing the back tail feathers
  4. Cut out four raindrop shapes for the wings, stack and then fringe to form feathers
  5. Attach the bird to the limb with hot glue
  6. Decorate with Dogwood stickers adding tiny tissue paper leaves to some

5×7 frame

  1. Fringe six rectangles (length of frame) of green tissue paper for grass. Tip: Tape the tissue paper to the back of the scrapbook paper and fold over. Fringe the front only
  2. Insert scrapbook paper and grass into the frame, without the glass
  3. With a dot of hot glue insert small limbs under the grass
  4. Top with Dalia sticker flowers

Wallah! Simple and just the touch my office needed to get me in the mood for spring! As always, I hope you’re inspired!

Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

you may also like:

About Kim

Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

Leave a Comment

*

CommentLuv badge

Comments

  1. 1

    Dalias are my favorite. Where did you get the stickers?

    • 2

      Nancy – I picked mine up at JoAnns, but I think you can get them at Michael’s too. So glad you like them!! They are brightening my day already!

  2. 3

    Oh, I need a touch of spring too! Thanks for the fun ideas!

  3. 4
    laura~eye candy event details says:

    you are so talented! This is absolutely ADORABLE! love it! =)

  4. 5

    Oh my goodness…how cute are these?!?! I love the fringed grass and wings.

  5. 6

    Oh my Kim – are your talents limitless? Love this!

  6. 7

    I love, love, love the flowers in the frame! I have barely used my fringe scissors and have a Silhouette Cameo to cut out flowers like that, so I’m totally going to use this idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration (I found this on PInterest).

  7. 8

    I love, love, love the flowers in the frame! I have barely used my fringe scissors and have a Silhouette Cameo to cut out flowers like that, so I’m totally going to use this idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration (I found this on PInterest).

  8. 9

    I ♥ this project. I’d love for you to see what I did with it on my blog at FindingTimeToCreate.blogspot.com.

Trackbacks

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by coolkids, Zoe Grant. Zoe Grant said: RT @CelebrateAtHome: I so LOVE this Spring project from @celebshoppe. http://su.pr/26IUqo <<This is a gorgeous project [...]