Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mini Garden Arch for Easter

This is my first Easter project for this blog, but I have a few more coming up!  I had an idea to make a cute little garden arch and it turned into this:


It turned out just like I hoped it would, which is always a pleasant surprise.  (I wish all of my projects did!)
This particular project started when I went out to the shed to get something and spied some wire screening out of the corner of my eye.  I'm not sure what we used it for but we use something similar called fence panel (it's much bigger) around our farm.

Let's do this project together.
   
First, cut down a piece of scrap trim to 3 1/2" X 1 1/4" for use as a base.
 Then, using some little wire cutters, cut the screen into a 10" x 1 1/4" to make the arch.
                                       
 Attached the ends of the screen to the wood trim piece with a staple gun using 2 staples on each end.
We have made the basic form of the little garden arch and it can stand up by itself.  Now lets "cute it up" a little.  We'll start by painting the base a green color.
Let's deck it out with some flowers.  We'll use a couple of different flower bunches that came from Hobby Lobby.
These are pretty long and we don't need many, so let's cut some pieces off of them and save the rest for another project.)
The flowers on the left have removable plastic flowers attached to the stem.  Let's remove them for now and we'll reattach them in a few minutes.  The ones on the right are not removable and we'll just have to be gentle while we are weaving them through the arch. Let's put the flowers on now. This is the fun part because you can arrange the flower "vines" anyway you like.   Just start at the base and weave them through the arch until you like the way it looks. (You could just wire them on if you want.)  When we are happy with it, we'll reattach the plastic flower parts.  Look how nice this turned out!
Let's put some grass on that base to make it look even cuter!  This moss came from Hobby Lobby as well and it will be perfect for what we want.
Just trace the base onto the back side of the moss with a marker and glue it on with some Tacky Glue.
Now let's add a bunny for extra cuteness because it is spring and "Easter's on it's way"!  (I picked up a set of 6 of these little bunnies in various poses for $9.99.  I'll have plenty left for next year too!) 
And there ya go!  A very cute and very tiny little garden arch and just in time for a new Easter decoration!  Yay!
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20 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea. I love it!! Come over and visit me.

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  2. This is really cute. You did a great job with it. I hope you will come link this up on the Pinworthy Projects party this Friday.

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  3. Perfect for easter, and looks like it was fairly easy to accomplish. I have been all about the handmade decorations this spring:

    http://cookcraftcrocheting.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-egg-jar.html


    I would love for you to follow my blog too so that we can share ideas!

    Your newest follower,
    Val

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  4. This is really cute, makes me want to look around our garage for some screen material!

    I would love it if you joined my Easter Inspiration Party!
    http://crafty-kate.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-inspiration-party.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kate

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  5. I love that little garden arch. That was be a fabulous base for so many different looks. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing at our party this week.

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  6. I love this idea. It's simple and beautiful! I found your blog through the link party at The Grant Life. I'm your newest follower ~ Megan

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  7. This came out great. You've been inspiring me with the faux flowers lately. They'll start to show up in a couple of my projects next week. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays and for the inspiration.

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  8. That is so cute!! I love all the flowers you put on the arch! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  9. I'm stopping by from the TT&J link up party. This is so cute! I love this idea!

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  10. What a sweet decoration! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party and can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  11. Oh, this is just darling! How creative you are and now I want one! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Danni....I LOVE it!!! It is so sweet and spring!!!
    THANKS for linking up!!

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  13. This is adorable! What a fun little idea!

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  14. So Cute- I like the little bunny a lot. Great project with directions! Thanks for linking to Scout's Sweet Sundays!

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  15. This is so cute!! The arch is just darling! We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  16. Thanks for the tut on this adorable garden arch. This would work well in a fairy garden! ~ Maureen

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  17. ps - pinned this and am following you now, too.

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  18. This is really a cute idea. Love how you made the arch and it is so cute. Thanks for showing us how to make it. Loving the flowers on the arch. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  19. So creative. Great execution.So great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll join me this week too.

    - The Tablescaper

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