February 28, 2013

Easy Mod Podge Flower Craft

 Ready for something easy, fun, and ADORABLE?!  We did this craft with a couple of my girls' friends and I couldn't have been more happy with how they turned out.

   blank canvas (we used 12x12)
   mod podge
   scrapbook paper
   acrylic paint
   sponge brush
 I googled "flower petal template" and printed off two different sizes of the same petal to use as my pattern.  We went through our old scrapbook paper and chose some fun, bright colors with small patterns.
Michaels sells 12x12 in packs of 7 for $20.  With my 50% off coupon, it was a CHEAP craft!  Woot woot!
The hardest part was deciding the background color.  Once the girls got over that hurdle, the fun began.  I let them decide how many flowers and what size they wanted their flowers to be.  The only advice I gave them was that the center of the flower didn't necessarily have to be in the center of the canvas.  I think it looks more whimsical to have it off centered.
I love how different each one turned out.  The girls' personalities really fit their art designs.  

 This is the one my daughter made for her new zebra and pink room.  Love.

My son wanted to get in on the painting part, so I let him choose a color and paint my canvas.  He chose Poppy Red.  Double love.
1. Paint canvas with color of your choice.  Personal opinion: the bright colors look best
2. Cut out petals out of regular weight paper (not cardstock)
3. When paint is dry, arrange petals.
4. Using sponge brush, "paint" bottoms of petals with Mod Podge to make sure they adhere as the MP dries.
5. Generously cover entire canvas with Mod Podge.
6. Enjoy your masterpiece!

*I am not affiliated with ModPodge.  Just have a slight obsession!

I'm joining the party at Imparting Grace, 504 Main, Common Ground


Richella Parham said...

These are so cute, Gretchen! What a great idea.

I share your ModPodge obsession! Wish they wanted to reach out to bloggers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. We could throw a ModPodge party to end all parties, couldn't we? :)

Sandy said...

They all turned out really cute!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

SO cute, Gretchen. I may have to try that soon!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Gretchen those are fantastic!

I just stumbled across an entire jar of modge podge (haha) in my garage. Gonna have to get it out and create some cuteness now that you've inspired me!

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Paula@SweetPea said...

What an adorable project! I love Mod Podge for crafting.

I found your cute project through Richella's Grace at Home party.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Love these (and modge podge)! Your son's really inspires me to pin. Please thank him for me!

Harmony Brown said...

Currently obsessed with Mod Podge. Going to do this next!

carmen cantu said...

Flower power!!

carmen cantu said...

Flower Power!

Kim Smith said...

Petal Explosion

Rebecca H said...

Petal Fun

omasdarlins said...

Petal POWer

omasdarlins said...

Petal POWer!