Monday, March 29, 2010

Easy Spring Mural

A few days ago, I bought a package of flower-shaped Post-Its. We couldn't resist making an inexpensive no-mess Spring mural with them! While Clara was napping this afternoon, Emily helped me take down the four leaf clovers in the sewing room and replace them with colorful flowers! One pack of Post-Its comes with three different colored flowers. We used color coding labels for the centers of the flowers.


Using a cheap roll of craft paper, I cut out the shape of a tree branch, and used masking tape to hold it to the wall. Emily had a go at it with the pink flower-shaped Post-It notes. She kept adding more and more flowers....


I think it turned out quite nicely...


...and it helped brighten up an otherwise rainy afternoon!

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39 comments:

Stacy of KSW said...

I love it!!! Ask Emily if she'll come do our room too. I bought a pack of star post-its after you blogged about using them, looks like I'm headed out today in search of flower post its. You always have the BEST ideas!!

Christy said...

Wow, it looks great! I think our arts and crafts room could use a post-it makeover!

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

Is the "sewing room" ever going to return to being a dining room?

Love,
Mark

/no hurry

Patzi said...

so cute!
Can't write more, I'm off to get some flowershaped post-its!

Lindsay said...

so cute!! I love the tree :-)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I wish we had all that wall space :) The tree looks very cheerful. I bet Clara was excited when she woke up from her nap.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I wish we had all that wall space :) The tree looks very cheerful. I bet Clara was excited when she woke up from her nap.

Ricki said...

Wow, you never cease to amaze me!

Joyful Learner said...

Looks similar something I saw but post-its are so much more cost effective! And I love that you can change with the seasons. Did you paint the tree yourself?

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Joyful Learner -- I drew the branch on some brown craft paper. It was quick and easy!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mark -- Never! It's mine! All MINE!

Ticia said...

Defend your sewing room! DEFEND DEFEND!
Way too cute!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Love it! I think I might need to get my own flower-shaped Postits too!

BranFlakes said...

I LOVE it! Very bright and colorful. I think we need to make that before our Easter gathering.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Ticia -- ROFL!

@ Raising a Happy Child -- When Clara woke up, she looked at it and said, "Oh! WOW!!"

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Ricki -- That's so sweet! Thank you so much!

vanessa said...

Beautiful! I love how this turned out.

mommynoodles said...

Well,if that's not just stink'in cute,or what?! I think I can do this in my Sunday School class.Thanks so much for the ideas you share!

Natalie,

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love the way the flower blossoms are flowing from the tree! Very pretty - and doable - now if I can just find some flower shaped post-it notes...

jacque4u2c said...

Yes! This really ROCKS!

Brynn said...

I love your post-it projects. I need to find a room in our house where I can do this!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ mommynoodles -- As we were working on this, I thought it would make for a nice bulletin board display. Have fun!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ An Almost Unschooling Mom -- Thanks so much! I don't think the flower-shaped ones are hard to find. I bought ours at either Target or JoAnn's. They are a lot of fun, and just looking at them makes me smile!

Ivy said...

That is the most cheerful use of post-it's I've ever seen. I'd love to have that on my dining room --- ummmm sewing room wall.

The Coffee Lady said...

That looks fantastic! What did you use for the stalks?

Sofia's Ideas said...

Valerie, seriously - you are the coolest mom! I want to live in your house!!!

Amanda said...

Totally awesome! I have to bookmark this for next month!

MaryAnne said...

Beautiful! And such a nice reminder of spring for those of us drenched in rain!

JDaniel4's Mom said...
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JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love that she can take the flowers off and move them around.

Jessica Monte said...

I love it! Awesome! I would love to do this in my daughter's bedroom!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ The Coffee Lady -- I used green masking tape for the flower stems. Very simple! Of course, green paper strips would work well too.

@ maryanne -- We've been drenched in rain too lately. Blecck! Looks like a nice forecast for this weekend, though.

MamaFeelgood said...

that is really cute! Great idea

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Those look adorable. Very Springy.

Just Breathe said...

That is so cute and so simple.

Committed Recycler said...

Oh I wanted to say that once again your idea is brilliant and inspiring, but as I rolled through the comments I had to laugh... as our dining room is also my craft and sewing area and unless we move somewhere with two extra rooms there doesn't seem to be any going back to "just a dining room". Too funny. I am going to tell my husband he's not alone.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Committed Recycler -- Ha!! I have a feeling we are not alone in conquering the dining room for a sewing/craft room. Too funny!!

Large Format Prints Expert said...

That's a really creative job you did there! I love the idea and it looks like a lot of fun, great job.

Sarah said...

Great Idea! I have extra wall space in my son's room, but flowers may not be the trick?!?! Wish they made sports post-its!

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