Create Sunny Sunflower Art

3 Materials
1 Hour

Grab an old frame and a sunflower transfer and you can create a new piece of art for your window in no time at all. And don't worry, you don't have to be creative for this art project!

For July's Junk Into Gem Challenge, the item of the month was frames. I wanted to challenge myself to create something and not just challenge others so grabbed this frame I found at the dump ReUse centre last summer for my project.

I started my project by removing the matt and insert so that only the frame and glass were left. They were each wiped down with a damp cloth to remove the dust and dirt.

The frame was then given two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Picket Fence and when the paint was dry, the edges got a light sanding.

To create my new piece of art, I cut the transfer apart and began rearranging the sunflowers until I found a layout I liked.

With the glass securely in place and the arrangement decided upon it was time to add the gorgeous flowers. When you are layering transfers you need to remember that the bottom and/or back ones need to be added first. You want the arrangement to look as natural as possible.

To make the flowers feel more alive, I let them spill over onto the frame and off of the glass. The effect that it created was beautiful.

The Sunflower transfer looked amazing on the glass of the frame. When placed against a window it has almost a translucent or stained glass feel to it. It was a beautiful way to create a new piece of art from an old frame.

Find more information about the next Junk Into Gems Challenge here...

To see the original Recreated Designs post with additional pictures, click the link below...

Suggested materials:

  • Old frame   (thrift store)
  • White Paint   (craft store)
  • Sunflower transfer   (craft store)

Recreated Designs
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Karen Karen on Aug 12, 2021

    Are they vinyl transfers? Could you use a cricut and create your own design? I wonder if you'd get the same that result? It's very pretty!


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