Spring flower DIY ornament.

Spring flower DIY ornamentOrnaments – not just for Christmas anymore, my friends! Ornaments can be hung around the house any time of year, or used for decorating mantels . . . or whatever floats your boat. This spring flower DIY ornament project is so easy that children can participate as well. I can imagine a tree of these in a ton of colors. Whee! Continue on to see how I made it.

Gather These Supplies

Paper mache ornament
FolkArt acrylic paint – Calypso Sky
Mod Podge Gloss
Fabric – scraps to make the flowers
Die cut machine or something to make shapes (I use a Sizzix Big Shot)
Craft glue
Buttons
Scissors
Paintbrush

It’s a good idea to prepare fabric to run through the die cutter. To prepare the fabric, spread on a non-stick surface and paint a medium layer of Mod Podge on it. Do this with all the fabric that you are going to use (makes it easier to Mod Podge as well!) Let it dry.

While the fabric is drying, paint the ornament with several coats of blue paint. Let dry.

Cut your fabric into shapes, either with a die cutter or by printing clip art and using it as a template. I used the die cutter for my flower tops, but I cut the stems by free handing it.

Plan your design and Mod Podge the fabric shapes to the ornament. These shapes are so small that you can Mod Podge right over the top without waiting long for the fabric to dry.

I Mod Podged the stems to the ornament, criss-crossing at the bottom. Let dry.

Give the ornaments a few more coats of Mod Podge and let dry.

Add buttons to the centers of the flowers with craft glue. And as you can see, I did this all in my pajamas! All in a hard day’s work, my friends.

Enjoy your fun spring ornament, and make like, a hundred more.

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Comments

  1. Daly @ ShadeSeed says

    Nice idea! I haven’t done these sort of decorations, but I’ve covered a tree in popcorn, pretending that they were flower buds :)