DIY floral wood wall art

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Friday my angels!!!!!

Another week come and gone and this babe is still in the oven! The nursery is 99.6% done and I am so happy about it. I love hanging out in there with Hadley and we just can't wait to have our little baby snuggling with us, too.

When I first started stalking Pinterest down months ago for nursery ideas I saw this wood art piece that I could not get out my head so I decided to make something similar. 

I knew I wanted a lot of wood and floral accents in the room so instead of painting something I decided to hot glue silk flowers right on to the wood. It ended up being a super cheap and easy DIY project that I absolutely LOVE!

Here's what you need...

4 pieces of wood, each 2 feet x 6 inches x 1 inch
2 thinner pieces of wood, each 28 inches long
8 screws, each about 1.5 inches long
wood stain, I used Varathane golden mahogany 
small towels for staining wood
rubber gloves
wood sealer, optional
drill and drill bit
silk flowers
hot glue gun and glue

What you do...

I went to Home Depot to get the wood, stain and stain supplies. They usually have scrap wood for 70% or more off so definitely check the selection there before buying something more expensive! Pretty sure I got the 4 2-foot pieces for under $4. And if they don't have the exact lengths they will cut it for you, especially if you're super preggo ;) SCORE.

Start by staining the 4 2-foot long pieces of wood. Take a small amount to test the color in an inconspicuous spot before staining everything. I love how the golden mahogany color turned out and there's accents of it throughout the room. Make sure to shake the stain before using and follow all staining directions. 

Staining is ridiculously fun (seriously my new craft obsession) but also super messy. I didn't wear gloves but I would highly suggest it! If you don't, use vegetable oil to remove stain from your hands and then wash with soap and water. 
Thank you, Google.

Once the stain has dried, you can spray a sealant if your piece will be outside or if you want to add an extra layer of protection. I skipped this part because #lazy.

Once all the wood has dried you can lay the pieces out to see how you'll want them displayed on the wall. Once you have it set how you like, flip them over and screw the other two pieces of wood into the back. This will hold the planks together so it displays as one large wood piece. 

You may need a drill for this part. 

Drill 4 holes down each piece of wood and then follow with the screws. Before you drill the screws in, double check that they are long enough to go through each piece of wood but not too long to where they will poke through the front.

Once your piece is assembled it's time to get crazy with the glue!

I trimmed all the flowers to make sure they would lay flat and then laid them out in the pattern I wanted. Once I had an idea I started gluing. Also, look around your craft store for other floral options like this awesome moss.. definitely my favorite part! 

And there you have it! 

I LOVE having something large and 3-dimensional hanging on the walls. It really takes the space to another level and anyone could make this. The best part is you can customize this project so easily. Make yours larger, smaller, darker, lighter, create any pattern and use any colors. The options are limitless!

Here's a little nursery sneak peak...

I can't wait to show you guys the rest!!!!

TGIF kisses,

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