Free Spring Floral Printable and Dollar Store Frame Recycle

February 22, 2018

floral spring printable wreath the earth laughs in flowers

I don't know about you but I am officially ready for spring to arrive! And with spring on the brain I decided to create a pretty spring printable to share with you, in anticipation of those glorious days to come. I used it to modify a piece of dollar store wall art to create a look that's perfect for this time of year when we're all craving some pretty spring flowers as opposed to snow! Are you with me?    

I'm bringing this idea to you as part of a Thrift Store Challenge I participate in once a month with a group of talented, like-minded bloggers whose entries are listed at the end of this post. It's always so fun to see what they've created. So be sure to visit them as well! Our only "rules" (read: no rules) are that we repurpose an item from a thrift store, garage sale, etc. I consider the dollar store on equal par with thrifting, so let's get started!

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I started my dollar store recycle project with this 3-D wooden wall art box. I didn't particularly care for the artwork/graphics on the front, but I KNEW that it had great bones that I could use to make a different sign that was more to my liking.  

Here you can see the 3-D aspect of the "box." I call it a box, but for all intents and purposes it functions like a picture frame in that it's a vehicle on which to display your art. This type of box allows your art to really pop, without the distraction of a frame. I toyed around with the idea of painting over the graphics and stenciling a new graphic, but I ended up going in a different, easier direction. It was so easy I'm almost embarrassed to show you.

First, I created my printable graphic in PicMonkey, using a colorful spring wreath and an anonymous quote I've seen all over Pinterest. So the original artwork would not show through, I added an additional piece of blank paper as a buffer.

Then I just placed the two sheets on top of the box, lining it up so that the picture was centered. (I made sure to measure the box first, before I created my graphic. I knew I wanted to hang it vertically, so I purposefully chose an oval wreath that would look good in that position.) Then I just folded the excess paper on either side of the picture so that it was flat against the sides of the box. Add some double sided tape to it and voila.

floral spring printable wreath roses cotton bolls the earth laughs in flowers

The roses are left over from two 24-rose bouquets my sweet husband sent to me on Valentine's Day. Yes, that's 48 roses! They look lovely here in a vintage ironstone pitcher I thrifted a few years back. I've been enjoying them for over a week now and thought they would look good with my new spring printable!

floral spring printable wreath roses the earth laughs in flowers

I think I was right!

floral spring printable wreath roses cotton bolls the earth laughs in flowers

I also love the look of the cotton bolls and how they add texture to the vignette.

floral spring printable wreath roses cotton bolls the earth laughs in flowers

floral spring printable wreath roses cotton bolls the earth laughs in flowers

floral spring printable wreath roses cotton bolls the earth laughs in flowers

I know that this printable will brighten my days until the first real signs of spring arrive in my neck of the woods! And it can brighten your days, too!

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Well, that's it until next time, friends! 
I hope you enjoyed reading about 
my Free Spring Floral Printable
and Dollar Store Frame Recycle!

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Jenny@Cookiescoffeeandcrafts said...

You are a genius! What a great way to reuse the dollar store box signs. Your Spring Printable is beautiful. I am also ready for spring to come. Pinning!

Cecilia said...

No snow here but plenty of grey days. Your Spring graphic is a fresh breath of color! Great idea on upcycling the frame!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is lovely, Kathleen...and I love a simple project! Thanks for sharing!

Debra said...

I think it is definitely springtime in Florida. I love flowers so this is right up my alley. The printable is so pretty. And the roses. You are so well loved and he sounds like a special guy.

Michelle James said...

Wow-this is a gorgeous Spring printable and your photo is simply stunning!!

Habibalein said...

My favorite flowers are tulips and YES, I am so ready for spring! So thank you a lot for this gorgous free printable.

My thrift store addiction said...

I've always loved that quote and your printable is so lovely! I spent half the day in the garden yesterday ;)

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