Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
I have a fun and fairly easy project to share with you today.
My inspiration comes from a photo I saw on Pinterest from Pollyanna Reinvents .
I have a taller, but similar flower bucket that definitely needed a makeover.
Awhile back I pinned this graphic on Pinterest, which led me to a post by the Graphics Fairy.
Many transfer methods require a laser printer, which I don't have. Thankfully, one of the transfer methods required an inkjet printer and wax paper. I had both of these items, so I decided to give it a try.
I cut a sheet of wax paper 1/2" smaller (both directions) than a piece of cardstock. Then I taped the wax paper even with the top of the cardstock and printed out the bee/wreath design I found over at the Graphics Fairy.
After painting my flower pot and printing the image on the wax paper, the image was transferred to the metal bucket. First the wax paper was removed from the cardstock, then set on the bucket. Once it was in the right place, I used my fingernail to rub over the image.
After drying for a few hours, a clear glaze/fixative was sprayed over the front of the bucket.
Here's the before:
...and here's the after:
My next door neighbor Tracy brought me some lovely hydrangeas from her yard and they look fantastic in my newly made over flower bucket.
The wax paper method was super simple and didn't take much time. The Graphics Fairy said that she had seen the wax paper method on Painted and Natural Wood and Painted Metal. Has anyone else used this method of transfer and on anything other than wood and metal?
spray paint used: Valspar Churchill Vanilla.
fixative: Krylon Spray Fixative