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Spring Photo Fence

Finished Photo Fence

I heart spring! Even though I’m usually giddy to get things done this time of year, I came down with a serious case of the lazies over the past week.  I could not motivate myself to do anything, and it was brutal! Now that I’ve undone the gross around the house, everything is back in order and the computer is unburied so I can blog! I have a few random spring craft supplies I’ve been holding onto for years now, and I finally started creating with them.  I know that you might not have the same things, but they are really inexpensive to buy and I’m sure you have some of the supplies at least! I wanted to share my latest project for spring with you before I gift it to the person I made it for.

Spring Photo Fence

Photo Fence Supplies

Here’s what you might not have:

  • a wooden fence cutout
  • a cardboard miniature Easter basket
  • a miniature metal watering can

(I am making a second photo fence for someone else, and the miniature wood birdhouse and flower pot are for that project.  Which is a good point: use your imagination when picking out miniature supplies!)

What you probably have:

  • hot glue
  • pastel ribbon
  • wine corks
  • cloth or silk flowers with leaves
  • toothpicks
  • white paint
  • paper clips
  • paintbrush if you are using acrylic paint

What I did:

I started by painting the fence white, and using assorted pastels to paint the basket and other wood items for the other project.  Once the paint dried, I layed out the project, making sure I liked how everything looked together.  After I decided how everything would work, I plucked a leaf off of one of the cloth flower stems, and stuck a toothpick through the hole on it to poke into a wine cork. Then, I hot glued a paperclip to the top of the toothpick.  I did this for the second one also.

Wine Cork Flower Stems

here is a picture without the leaves

Next, I tied a ribbon around one paper clip/toothpick to hide the hot glue, and glued a flower to the other one for the same reason.  Then, I glued the corks into the bottom of the watering can.  Once everything was dry and secure, I glued the can to the fence.  I tied different colored ribbon randomly around a few fence posts.  Finally, I glued flowers to the Easter basket, and simply hung it on the fence posts.  No need to secure it unless you are determined to.  I plan on putting a colored egg in the basket on Easter with the name of the recipient as their gift tag.  You could write your family name on the watering can if you want to get super creative, or embellish things a lot more to your liking.  Get creative! Once your project is complete, add your pictures and VIOLA!  An easy way to switch out your spring pictures 🙂

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