These are just a few of the hundreds of thistles I see on my morning dog walk.
Wonderful Rainbow Thistle Decoration To Brighten Your Home
Did you know that the thistle is the national flower of Scotland? It's one of my favourite flowers too, but I might be biased as my mother is Scottish. Also every morning I walk the my dog along the river bank where rows and rows of wild thistles grow. I love them both when they are in full purple bloom and when they have dried on the plant.
I decided to pick some of the dried thistles and create a fabulous bright and colourful decoration for my home to celebrate both my love of thistles and my Scottish heritage.
I picked seven of these thistles for this craft. You will need gloves and secateurs. Be careful thistles are a prickly plant.
I love a rainbow and often use them in my interior decorations like these very popular tall succulent planters (see here). That is why I decided to spray paint each thistle a different colour of the rainbow.
Next I sawed a thick wooden broom handle into seven pieces about 2-3 inches in length.
Using a drill with a thickish drill bit, I drilled a hole in the center of each piece of wood. I drilled a hole to a depth of a least 1 inch.
Next, I sanded and stained each of these wooden blocks.
I then cut the stems of the each coloured thistle to just over 1 inch in length.
Next, I placed one thistle into each wooden block.
Finally, I arranged the thistles into a rainbow sequence on my mantle piece. They really brighten up my living room and go with some of the other fabulous rainbow crafts and DIY's I have in my home (see them here).
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