Monday, July 30, 2012


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?


Momma/Deb said...

You make the BEST gifts!! Those are really really pretty! Talented girl you are! (why do I suddenly sound like Yoda?) Love you, Momma

Becky said...

Beautiful!!! I love them and I know she will too! I'll have to remember that technique to try in our house!

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