Raise your hand if you love all things Target! I can almost always find home decor that I like there. I don’t always like to pay the price though, although it’s definitely more affordable than some other home stores. On my last trip (just a few days ago) I came across this variety of gorgeous metal leaf wall art.
Seeing these sparked a memory of a few items I already had stashed in my craft room. Because I knew the new Craft Room Destash Challenge was coming up for this month, I snapped a pic of my inspiration pieces and headed home to make sure I had everything I needed to make my own version of these for a tiny fraction of the cost.
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It’s time for a Monthly Craft De-Stash, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty!
As a reminder of how the Craft Room Destash Challenge works, the rule is that we’re only allowed to use items we already have on hand, but if we need to, we can spend up to $10 for finishing supplies (hot glue, thread, etc).
If there are two main things I hoard in my craft room, it’s paint of all kinds and canvases of all sizes.
I had the white primer and the metallic gold spray paint on hand already. So, I didn’t need to spend any money on my craft project this time around.
I thought I was going to have to paint a canvas black, but in my stash I found one that was already black! No idea when or where I picked this up, I have no recollection of doing that. But hey, there it was.
And I had one sprig of a faux fern left from a Children’s Church stage decor project this past Fall. I do remember that purchased the fern at Dollar Tree (one of my other favorite sources for a lot of fun decor items).
This project really couldn’t be more simple.
If you can spray paint and hot glue, you can make your own.
How to Create Your Own Metal Leaf Wall Art
- Faux Fern
- Black Canvas (or paint a white one black)
- White Primer Spray Paint
- Gold Metallic Spray Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
Begin by taking your fern apart and choosing which leaves you’d like to use on your canvas.
Then, spray paint your fern with white primer.
When both sides are dry, repeat the process with your gold metallic spray paint.
Last, hot glue each new faux metal leaf onto your canvas.
Display in your favorite space for a fun, modern, and just a bit eclectic look!
If you like this project, you can find all my Craft Room Destash Challenge projects HERE. And be sure to check out the other creative projects from the bloggers who are also participating this month.
If you’d like to join in the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!
Awesome project! I love the metallic leaves. Amazing what you can come up with when you’re inspired 🙂
How stylish and contemporary looking. Your project looks so upscale that anyone would think you spent a fortune creating it. It looks very nice.
Michelle James says
I’m raising my hand as I love Target!! Your project turned out awesome! I love the gold color!
Sam @ Raggedy Bits says
What a fabulous idea!! The gold leaves look so awesome against the black!
Such an awesome and stylish project!! Love it!!
I have seen those at Target, they weren’t that big of a draw for me, but I LOVE yours!
Marie Dabbs says
Haha! I do the EXACT same thing at Target and other places, I look at those home decor items and reverse engineer them in my mind. I also have “craftnesia” and forget where or why I got a whole lot of these supplies, lol. Love this project! I would totally hang this in my house.
This is such a clever technique for creating impressive looking art!!
Chelsea @ Making Manzanita says
This is adorable. I love the classy look! Great use of the supplies you had on hand.