I am starting to feel
desperate ready for spring! I miss the warmth and I miss gardening so much!
The sunshine has started to peek through the grey and snow, which has been a wonderful, welcome change, since we had snow last week.
…and If you know me at all, you know that I
hate with a passion immensely dislike snow.
I only like snow on one condition: I don’t have to go anywhere and I can just watch it through my window while drinking hot coffee, while simultaneously cranking the heat to 85 degrees…
…then I guess snow is okay…
My last post was a really fun haul from Goodwill, and I found so many awesome treasures that I was eager to decorate my home with!
I found this galvanized hanging tin for a few bucks and I was in LOVE! My back door needed some decor to liven it up, and I knew this would be perfect!
The tin already had some dusty,
gross, moldy, foul, daisies in it when I picked it up, and I threw them away in checkout.
My vision for the tin was starting to emerge once I cleaned it up!
I first wanted to remove the graphic all together, but it wasn’t coming off super well so I conceded.
I instead decided I wanted to age the graphic a bit by burning the edges and use a tea stain method.
( Tea staining is very easy! Fill a mug with only a few tablespoons of boiling water and add any black tea bag, once it is steeped you can use the tea bag to create a stain on most paper and fabric surfaces).
I let the tea dry for a few minuets (a hairdryer helps speed up the drying process), and then I proceeded to char the edges of the paper a bit with a lighter.
I picked up a big bundle of faux fern leaves for .99 at Goodwill on a separate trip. They were in great condition and looked very lifelike!
I stuffed a few medium sized balls of newspaper into the hollow tin, this way I could hot glue the stems to the paper to create an anchor, (you could also use Oasis or Floral Foam but I didn’t have any).
I didn’t have a method of gluing them in the tin, but I did try to use the largest ferns in the back and then the more whispy, smaller ones in the front.
Before I knew it, I had the cutest little fern arrangement for my back door!
I think it’s really sweet, simple and cheerful!
I love how it brightens up my back door!
Until next time,