Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Shabby Chic Craft

We have this hook over the bathroom window that I had an urge to decorate. So I saved a can.
I did make a trip to the craft store for a big fluffy white flower. I cleaned off the can and punched 2 holes on opposite sides for hanging.
I taped off the can so it would be ready for painting as well as cleaned off the hook which was a clashing black.
After spray painting I put some natural rope through the holes tying inside. 

This was not easy since it was fraying the rope while trying to get it through. I probably should have used an awl to smooth it!  Since the ends would not be visible and the piece would be lightweight I didn't worry about perfection. I added some glue to the knots for security.
I pulled some goodies out of my crystal stash and made stems by twisting the wire. These did not need to be perfect either. Lastly I arranged the crystals around the flower to hang.
Now we have a cute decoration when looking up at the window! The cost of the craft was only $2.99 (for the flower) and the rest of the supplies were on hand.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week ahead. ~Val






19 comments:

  1. Simply lovely, my friend. I love the white against the silver of the can - what a clever idea :)

    Have a wonderful 4th of July. Hugs!

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  2. Such a sweet touch! Great upcycling idea too :)
    Happy Sunday, Val!

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  3. When there is a hook, I want to hang something on it. Lovely craft! Great idea!

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  4. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing and have an amazing new week.

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  5. Val, you are so creative :D It's beautiful and it means so much because you made it :D
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  6. What a cute idea! I would have never thought to use the crystals that way. I'm going to have to remember that because it really adds so much to the arrangement. Love it!

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  7. What a great thrifty crafting idea :)

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  8. Very creative!!! Nice idea!!!
    Have a nice day!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  9. I love shabby chic! and the upcycling of the can is genius.

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  10. You creative woman!!! I love this Val! Looks beautiful! And, you can always change the colour of the flower through the seasons, if you want!

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  11. Just to let you know, post office disruptions start on friday, they gave their 72 hour notice! But, no legal strike yet!

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  12. What a great little finishing touch :)

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  13. beautiful project! love the reuse of the can!

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  14. Very cute! I like how you only partially painted the can, leaving some beautiful silver to shine as contrast.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val