Carrot Reversed Canvas
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I know that Valentine’s Day isn’t even here yet, but in the blogging world it is time for spring. Us bloggers like to get these crafts out to you as early as possible so you have plenty of time to make them before the holiday arrives. Although, I did have one more Valentine’s Day post I wanted to get out but it will have to wait until next year… sorry.
I’m actually very excited about this, my first spring post of the season! It turned out so stinking cute and was so easy to make. This is a great DIY to use up some of that left over joint compound you have sitting in the basement from home repairs.
- reversed canvas ( to see how to make one click here)
- joint compound
- orange apple barrel paint
- q- tips
- popsicle stick to for stirring the compound
- spanish moss
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
I’m not going to show you how to make a reversed canvas as that’s an entire post in itself. If you don’t know how to make one CLICK HERE for instructions.
Step 1: First, put a small amount of joint compound into an old bowl (the small glass bowls at Dollar Tree are great for this!). Add orange paint and mix until you get the color you want.
Step 2: Use a pencil and lightly draw a carrot shape. I did sort of a skinny triangle.
Step 3: Dip a q-tip into the orange paint and begin dabbing it on the carrot. Make sure to dab along the pencil lines so they don’t show up on your final project. Allow the carrot to dry completely. To hurry this process along you can use a blow dryer on the low setting. Do not use the high setting or it may spread the joint compound around.
Step 4: Once the carrot is dry you can begin to embellish. I made a bow and then tied it together with some greenery. I then added a little Spanish moss to the back and glued the bow to the top of my carrot.
I wanted to stamp Carrot down the side, which I did, but messed up the stamps. I will show you what I did wrong when I go live with this project. Thank goodness I took final photos before stamping!
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube