Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spring Craft- Flower Fence


Hello everyone. I am sorry I have not been around lately, I got hit with some flu like thing. Yuck!! I spend 1/2 my kid's Spring Break in bed. But I did manage to do this one craft today.


Yeah, Spring is coming. Today was nice enough to open up the windows, so I thought we would do a Spring craft.







You will need: scissors, glue, paint brushes,white paint, pipe stem cleaners, foam pieces, pom-poms, and craft sticks.





First, paint craft sticks white. Allow to dry. Do a thin coat so that way the paint will dry faster. It is suppose to look like a fence, so if some wood shows through, that is O.K.
Glue sticks together in a fence pattern.






Cut out petals from foam pieces. I used 5 to 6 petals for each flower.
Cut out 3 leaves, same shape as petals.
For the stems I cut out thin strips of foam, but pipe stem cleaners would work great too.




Glue on petals, stems, leaves and pom-poms.




Then glue each end of pipe stem cleaner to the back and shape into a triangle.



This one is Colton's.



This one is Cody's.









This one is Cheyanne's. I used ribbon as a hanger but I like the pipe stem cleaner better.

I hope you all get Spring like weather soon too.



33 comments:

Jennifer said...

I hope you feel better! I love this craft! I will have to try it!

Nap Warden said...

You really are the craft Guru! Feel better:)

Annikke said...

Very cute!!

I am getting something sick-ish today... not sure how bad it will end up! I am hoping it just passes by and doesn't get much worse than it was today!

Glad you are up a little now!

Honey said...

How cute!
You're so good, the crafts look precious even when you're under the weather...I hope you feel better soon : )

Jenn said...

I am glad you are better, but I am sorry you had to be in bed for part of Spring Break.

We have had beautiful spring weather the last few days and we have enjoyed it.

Cute craft (as usual)! :o)

Jen said...

I love it. I'm sorry you got sick. Hope you are feeling better though, hugs to you.

Melissa said...

Wow, that is adorable! I hope your feeling better soon!

Beth said...

Geez, woman! I can't leave you alone for 1 hour and you are doing a craft!

This one is really cute! I can't believe how fast you whipped that one out!

Family O'Foxes said...

I was going to e-mail you when it dawned on me that I don't have your e-mail. So, I will write it on here.

I'm copied some of your pictures from this post and sent it to the "assisted living home" our girl scout troops are involved with....the girls are going to come have lunch and do a craft with the residents. They offered to supply the supplies (which is a bonus because it saves us money). I totally think this would be a great door "wreath" for them. We like to do stuff that decorates their doors (there is about 60 doors). I hope they go for it. Thanks for the idea.

You are great!
~Amy
P.S. sorry you have been sick.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been sick.

A very cheery craft!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Cute idea. I have a ton of craft sticks too. Good way to use them up. I'm thinking we will adapt this for a Mother's Day gift for the grandmas. Thanks.

Did you know that ice cream is good for the flu? Works for me anyway. =)

Pam said...

I hope you feel better now! You are so crafty!

*carrie* said...

What a cute craft. Hope you'll be back to health soon!

Andrea said...

How cute!!! And I hope you're feeling back to 100% very soon!

Stacia said...

That craft is really cute! I hope you are feeling all better and enjoy this Spring weather! We are in Georgia and all the trees and flowers have been blooming for a couple of weeks...so pretty!

MamaGeek said...

I love love love this idea. Another one for the book you will write!

Kelli said...

glad your feeling better. We have had the flu around here also. I kept the draps drawn for two days in a row and didnt even know it was nice outside. Its funny how much you miss when your trying to just get by.

Brittany said...

Very cute!!!! :)

Melanie said...

How cute!

I hope you're feeling better.

The Boyds Family said...

Sorry you were sick. Hope you feel better soon. Very cute craft - Kayla will love that one!!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Very cute!

So sorry you were under the weather! This virus thing seems to be hitting everywhere!

Corey~living and loving said...

So sorry you have been sick....I can so relate. I have been sick now for 2 weeks. ugh.

Michelle said...

Oh not you too Jen :( I hope that you are feeling better soon ..it's a nasty one ..hugs.Can't wait to try this lovely craft with McKenna,it will brighten our home up nicely thanks!actually i agree with all the gals you are the queen of crafts..

Beth said...

I'm sorry you've been sick, and I hope you're feeling all better soon!

I love the spring flower fence, really cute cheerful idea.

Family Adventure said...

Beautiful. Now if you'll just arrange for some spring-like WEATHER, too, I'll be all set.

Heidi

PS: Hope you're feeling better.

Steph said...

Amazing you have cool crafts even when you are sick. Hope you feel better soon!

Amber M. said...

You just keep delivering the best kids' crafts! Thank you!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh cute cute!

Joanna said...

So sorry you got hit with the crud. Feel better soon!

Family O'Foxes said...

An update: The activities director wants us to come do this craft with the residents. I think I will have the fences painted and the petals cut out before I arrive.
Where did you buy your supplies?
We don't go to the assisted living home until the first Saturday in May.
Are you feeling better?
~Amy

Chrissy said...

Very pretty and a perfect craft to kick things off for spring. Feel better soon!

Vhiel Romion-Vance said...

very nice craft....

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thanks!
vhiel
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Sandra said...

Hope you're feeling better, I've missed catching up with you. I've been so busy around here I haven't had time to blog at all.

Love the craft :)

Hugs,
Sandra