If you can use Mod Podge then you can make these DIY sunflower wall art panels – and all you need are pictures from your printer! This sunflower wall decor is so easy.
Hello to Mod Podge Rocks readers! This is Ruth and Sammy from Scraps N' Strings and we are so excited to be sharing our DIY sunflower wall art with Amy the Mod Podge Queen! It truly is an honor :D. We figure we had better introduce ourselves a bit before we start.
I'm Ruth and I am a stay at home mommy of two (3 and 1) and a part-time photographer, you can see my work here. I enjoy making “stuff” and taking pictures of them! I especially love to sew and like to break out the Mod Podge. I love anything that is quick and simple!
My name is Sammy and I have two darling little boys, 2 and 10 months. I'm a stay at home mom and I like to spend my zero amount of free time trying to be crafty and beautifying my home.
One of the first things my husband said to me when we bought our home was, “You want to put crafts up, don't you?” So that's what I've done. And now we've decided to share some of our ideas with you!
So now on to the tutorial!
DIY Sunflower Wall Art
Gather These Supplies
- Four 8″ x 8″ wooden wall boxes
- Four sunflower pictures sized to the wall boxes
- Acrylic paint – dark brown
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Distress inks
- White tissue paper
- Craft knife
I am so in love with these and they were so super easy. First thing that you are going to need is four 8 x 8″ wooden wall boxes. I got mine at Porter's for $4.99. You can go bigger if you want, but I figured these would be the easiest sizes to print pics for.
You also need to find four flower pictures that you like. I Googled mine, so I don't have the link for them. You can do the same and find pictures that you like.
I used PicMonkey to change the color to a light sepia, then added text to each picture (live, laugh, love, always) and put them in the bottom right of each picture.
After making that adjustment, I printed them onto cardstock before cutting the paper down to 8 x 8″ squares. My printer is an HP (dry ink), so while it's an inkjet, the ink doesn't bleed. If you have a regular inkjet printer, I highly recommend getting them printed in laserjet so that the ink doesn't bleed.
The next thing I did to make my sunflower wall art was paint the edges of the boxes a dark brown color, and then used Mod Podge Gloss to attach the pictures onto the tops of the boxes.
After I got all of the pictures attached, I took three of my fave distress inks and used a rag to rub some color around the edges of each box, making sure that each color stood out.
This next step is what made me love these boxes. I wanted them to have an aged look, so I took some white tissue paper and crumpled it into a ball.
Then I uncrumpled it and put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the pictures and laid the tissue paper over the box. Then flatten the tissue paper over the top. It should look wrinkly and old.
After it is all pressed down, put another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the tissue paper. Make sure that you use a lot of Mod Podge to help the tissue paper get a sort of see-through look. Once the Mod Podge dries, peel off the excess tissue paper and use a sharp knife around the edges to make sure that all of the excess comes off.
Last step is to apply one more layer of Mod Podge over the top and around all sides to that the finish has a nice shine to it. Let them dry overnight and voila!
What do you think of my sunflower wall decor? I'd love to hear in the comments!
PS – I recently redid the hutch in my living room using the same technique. I think it looks pretty cool. So if you try this project, don't forget, it has other applications as well. Thanks for reading!