One of my best friends and her husband recently bought a house, so I wanted to get them a housewarming gift. I saw this idea on Pinterest, and thought I could do something similar. I bought canvases from Walmart, and some Valspar paint samples from Lowe's.
I painted three canvases each a different color.
Then I went outside and found three different types of plants to paint over. I used Queen Anne's Lace, some sort of grass (a big weed), and some other broadleaf weed I couldn't ID. Then I pressed the leaves so they'd lay flat over the canvases.
Then I put the plants over the canvases, and used a beige spraypaint to paint over. It's supposed to leave a pretty silhouette of the plant, but unfortunately my spray paint was pretty powerful and the air from the can caused the plants to move a little.
I ended up with these very faint, very blurry images and it wasn't exactly what I was aiming for. So I got out my paintbrushes and decided to fill in by hand.
I ended up with the above canvases. They're much easier to see, and stand out better. I think I may do some for my house, though I'm not sure where to hang them. Maybe the bathroom?
Anyways, I hope she likes them! Isn't gift giving nerve-wracking sometimes?