I’m so excited to be teaming up with a handful of other bloggers each month to bring you the Monthly Craft Challenge. This month we were challenged to do something with flowers. While I was working on this I was trying to think of something that could be on display for Spring and into the Summer since Summer is coming! This is what I decided to do.
I had this fun wood slat board that I picked up and I painted it white. Then using my Cricut, I cut this Dahlia out of vinyl to use for a stencil. I started by painting the outer edge with the red color that I had, and then I added some white paint to it each time I was moving inward on the petals, making the center circle the lightest in color.
Once I had it all painted, I distressed it with some fine grain sand paper. I love that you can see the wood grain when you do this technique.
I finished it off by tying a couple of ribbons on it at the bottom.
I adore the way that this turned out and it was so simple and quick to make. I’m excited that I can be used through the summer months as well.
I hope you’ll pop on over and see the rest of the projects that the other bloggers created! They are so talented!