Making your own spring wall art is not only budget friendly, it’s easy, too. Use items you have on hand to create a one of a kind piece.
I used saved wine corks and faux greenery sprigs to make a fun spring carrot for this DIY Spring Wall Art piece.
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Last fall we ordered an inexpensive new console table to go beneath the tv in our family room. It’s one that needed to be assembled. After it had been assembled, my husband was going to put the box in the recycle bin. He discovered a couple of pieces of laminate board packing material still in the box.
He knows my crafting habits well enough that he asked if I wanted to save the pieces. Of course I did! They are just the right size for sign making. You can see the gray wash console table in the background in this photo.
Spring Wall Art with Wine Cork Carrots
I wanted to give the piece a little bit of a weathered look. To do that, just add white paint with a brush and use a lint free cloth to quickly wipe the excess away.
Depending on how firmly you wipe, you can leave just a hint of color like I did, or make it even more weathered by leaving more paint on and then sanding it down.
Now that I had the plank looking how I wanted it to, it was time to determine how many wine corks I would need to fit the size of the board. Do you save wine corks? I have a pretty nautical bottle that I toss them in after opening a bottle. They come in handy for lots of crafts. I’ve used them for Christmas ornaments and I’ve seen them used to make trivets.
I lined the corks up a few different ways until I was happy with the triangular shape. The board is 5″ wide and I used 19 corks to make the carrot.
Using orange chalk paint, I painted each cork. In case you’re interested in what wine has the best corks for crafting, I’d say it’s Costco’s Kirkland Moscato. I like the size of them and the imprint on them is easy to cover with paint. Some other bottles have darker imprints that are harder to cover.
For the greenery I pulled some sprigs from their stems and used hot glue to hold them together. I glued a simple twine bow to the sprigs and attached them to the board with more hot glue.
I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to put near the top of the board. I thought about an Easter message made with my Cricut, but decided against that because I want to leave this up all spring, not just for Easter.
Looking through my craft stash I found some extra felt flowers I’ve made. Using more of the greenery that I used for the carrots, I hot glued two pieces to the board and then glued the flower in the center.
For hanging I added a small sawtooth picture hanger to the back.
You know how sometimes you have an idea in your mind of how a project will look but then when it’s finished it doesn’t quite look the same as you planned? That’s what happened with this. I thought I thought I could make the carrot longer and narrower, but it just didn’t look right that way. So, a fat carrot it is! I added a mini chalkboard pick to the carrots using hot glue.
The finishing touch was adding a piece of ribbon to the top and bottom of the sign.
Since I used items that I had saved and I already had the paint and greenery on hand, the cost of this spring wall art was zero new money spent!
Do you save items from packing material just in case you can find a use for them? It’s not until I’ve stashed something away for at least a year that I decide that I really can’t think of a use for it before I will send it to the recycle bin.
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Wine Cork Carrot DIY Wall Art for Spring
Supply List for Wine Cork Carrot Wall Art
- Wood Board
- Wine Corks
- Paint and Brushes
- Felt Flower
- Hot Glue
- Mini Chalk Board Pick
If you’re not a wine drinker, you can order blank wine corks to use for lots of crafts. I’ve linked them below.