DIY Hello Spring Sign
Introducing my DIY Hello Spring sign! Spring is in the air and here in San Antonio, Texas that means 70 degree days, wildflowers blooming, and lots of seasonal allergies! It really is such a beautiful time of year here and I love bringing some signs of spring indoors too. This pretty Hello Spring fabric art is just the dose of spring color I needed. It is also a fun upcycle project that you can make with a fabric scrap and a thrifted picture frame.
I love a good thrift store makeover, and this one is quite the transformation! I found this framed art at my local Goodwill for just $2. It had a nice thick frame to paint.
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For this project, I used some floral fabric I had on hand. Any colorful, springy fabric swatch would work great for this project.
Supplies for Hello Spring Sign
- Floral fabric (similar to shown)
- Chalk paint (or any acrylic craft paint)
- Vinyl letter stickers
- Thrifted picture frame (Goodwill is a great source!)
- Foam brush
- Hot glue gun
- Pinking shears or scissors
How to Make Spring Fabric Art
Step 1. Use your pinking shears or scissors to cut a piece of fabric to fit your frame. I cut mine to cover the picture that came with my frame, with an inch allowance around each of the sides. Iron out or steam any wrinkles in the fabric if needed.
Step 2. Paint your frame with 2-3 coats of chalk paint, letting it dry to the touch between coats. The great thing about chalk paint is it goes on a variety of wood surfaces smoothly with no sanding or other prep needed.
Step 3. Use the cardboard backing that came with your frame or cut a piece of cardboard or foam core to fit your frame. I ended up covering the landscape print that came with my frame. To cover the cardboard, center it on top of your fabric, and then add a bead of hot glue along one side at a time. Fold the fabric over the hot glue, pulling taut. Repeat with the other sides.
Step 4. Add the fabric-covered cardboard to the frame and secure in place. The back of my frame had the little wire staples that fold over and hold it in place.
Step 5. Add stickers to the front of the frame to say “Hello Spring”! I like these particular vinyl stickers because they are easy to reposition if needed.
Display your new art somewhere in your home that needs a little dose of spring color!