DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor

The winter gone by took a toll on few of my potted plants. One of them happened to be my ‘Ram Tulsi’ (the darker and more fragrant variety of the green Basil). While re-potting, as I uprooted the dried Basil, I could still draw in the lovely fragrance of the herb and not to mention the beautiful shape of the bush. I wanted to retain it, so I kept it aside to be used later for some dry arrangement.

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor

Yesterday, while re-arranging a, previously done, dry flower arrangement I decided to use this herb bush. I thought of giving it a makeover before I used it in the arrangement but I didn’t want to waste my time, energy and resources over something that wouldn’t last me a while. Hence, before the makeover, I broke few of the twigs of the dried bush to test its sturdiness; the verdict – It was awfully sturdy… ready for a worthy makeover! And all I did was spray paint it with gold… five minutes flat! So much for time and energy wastage! The herb bush looked rather pretty all by itself; in fact it turned out to be a statement piece for my coffee table!

I shopped my home for a blingy vase/ accessory for displaying the made-over bush… here is how I have it now! Doesn’t it look lovely?

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor @ Hooked on Homes!

For now I am keeping it as it is. Every time I go past the wicker coffee table I admire this quick and simple DIY dried bush makeover for home decor!

What say? Any other way I could have done it?

 

 

 

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DIY Spray Painting @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Spray Painting

Last night when I wound up all my chores for the day, I felt this urge to try something which had been playing in my head for a while. I wanted to spray paint a set of cushion covers using leaves as my masking templates, but before I painted on the selected fabric I wanted to try it out on paper. So, I gave into my urge and before I called it a day, out came my colours and my drawing book!

Here is what I did for my DIY spray painting… an improvised way!

I plucked a few marigold leaves and placed them on the drawing sheet. Since I was using two colours, I masked the areas where I wanted only one colour to show, with torn pieces of newspaper.

It helps to spread newspaper all around the work surface to keep things clean. It was a real quick DIY… I used an old toothbrush dipped in poster colour to meet this effect. I used my thumb on the bristles of the toothbrush to ‘spray’ the paint…messy hands but I don’t mind it! Once the colour was dry I picked up the leaves.

Isn’t the effect lovely? Now that I have a hang of it I would be using a bigger brush (carpet cleaning brush!) and fabric colours and different shaped leaves to print on my cushion covers.

Will be posting the result on the cushion covers soon!

 

 

 

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The Heart of Your HomeDIY Showoff, Creating My Way to SuccessI Should be Mopping the FloorThe Dedicated HouseSkip to my LouThe Charm of HomeBacon Time with the Hungry HippoA Blossoming Life

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