This is a really simple hanging basket and makes a beautiful piece of wall decor! I have a lot of floral stems that I have collected over the past year and was so excited to use them! The shallow basket is one that I got from the dollar Target section. It was originally $5 and was 50% off with the Christmas items.
Artificial Flowers of your choosing
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
There are many ways that you could create a floral basket. I chose to keep it simple and just use hot glue.
To attach the flowers I cut the stems off as close to the flower as I could. Then I put hot glue on the basket and attached the flowers. I first did a layer of larger flowers to cover the basket.
Once the first layer of flowers were glued down I started to add another layer of flowers. I added smaller sunflowers, a little bit of greenery, and dandelion flowers. I love the look of the different layers of flowers. I would have liked to add more sunflowers but I wanted to use what I had on hand.
Once I was finished with the basket I hung it on the wall. I just used a nail and rested the basket grooves on the nail.
I love how this turned out! I think this would also be beautiful with just greenery! Hope you give this a try!
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To get ready for this craft, I first cut my napkin into the pieces I wanted to use to cover my bucket. I wanted two full pieces of napkin that contained 1/4 of the napkin with the red truck, the plaid edges, and two pieces that had only the white background and stars.
I first decoupaged the pieces of napkin with the red truck. I tried to mod podge opposite of each other on the bucket. So that the truck would be in the front and back. To decoupage the napkin make sure to remove the other layers of the napkin so that there is only the decorative top layer left. Then brush mod podge on the bucket and place the napkin on the bucket and brush more mod podge on top of the napkin.
Then I cut the pieces of napkin that were just white with stars to fit the uncovered parts of the bucket. I decoupaged it in the same way as the truck pieces.
I then decoupaged the edge pieces to the top of the bucket.
Then I added the artificial Americana flowers. I hope you give this craft a try! Comment below with your favorite Americana crafts!
Drill and Drill Bit (I used the smallest drill bit I had)
Decor Supplies that I used:
Celery Green Paint
I first lined up my dowel sticks and measured an inch from both ends. I marked with a pencil where I wanted to drill.
I then used a small drill bit and drill two holes in the sticks. I will say this would work better with bigger dowel sticks, but it did work with the small ones as well.
Once all the holes are drilled in the sticks, I used thread and needle to gather them together. I made a knot to secure the bottom and sewed through the drilled holes. Once all the sticks are together I tied a knot at the top to form a hanger for the sign. Once this was finished I painted the sign with an acrylic paint.
To decorate the sign I hot glued wood beads with the hole in a vertical direction. Once they were glued on I added small flowers in the holes. You could also add flowers to the top and bottom of the sign as well.
I hope you give this craft a try! Comment below if you do or with any other craft ideas!