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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spring Centerpiece Done with Graphic French Box

Good morning everyone.  
Even though it's still chilly and/or cold where many of you live we are beginning to see warmer temps causing my thoughts to turn to Spring this week. And with those thoughts I love to freshen up our decor by adding a few bright flowers in new ways. So today I am going to show you this little centerpiece I made from a thrifted wooden graphic French box I found and some milk jars I purchased at the Target dollar spot - love that place.

thrifted French graphic box with painted milk jars and faux yellow daisies

It's so bright and cheerful and has that added vintage feel that I love. It also brings just a bit of Spring into our home in a very simple way.  It was quite easy to make and put together as I will show you.

clear milk jars and Valspar paint to be used to paint jars

 First I started with three milk jars I picked up at the Target Dollar Spot some time back.  I simply painted them with Valspar's Cream Delight.  A very nice not too bright white I have been using a lot. 

First coat of paint on the milk jars

This is after the first coat of paint and it took two to get the coverage I was looking for.

Supplies to be used to stencil on painted milk jars

After it was totally dry I stenciled each bottle with a number.  I used some inexpensive stencils I found at Wal-Mart and Valspar's Black Chalkboard paint.  My favorite black paint right now.

placing the stencil on a milk jar

Now I find it somewhat difficult to stencil on bottles and jars so I usually tape the stencil in place and trace it with a pencil. Then I use a fine liner paint brush and paint it in without the stencil.  You do not have to do it this way it is just so much easier for me to do.

painted, stenciled and twine wrapped milk jars

After the stencils had dried I wrapped the top area of each bottle with some twine.  You can do as much or as little as you desire. I chose to do the neck area only.
French graphics wooden box

This is the French graphic wooden box I found at the Salvation Army.  I knew it had to come home with me the minute I spied it.  It's French, it has graphics and it's has a vintage feel with a perfect finish.  What's not to love.

French graphics wooden box with painted, stenciled and twine wrapped milk jars and yellow daisies

I placed the three milk jars in the box and then one lone faux yellow daisy in each jar.
Very simple, very easy and adds just the right amount of Spring to our home.
French graphic box with painted milk jars for a spring centerpiece

Makes me smile each time I pass it.  So bright and cheerful with that perfect vintage feel that I love.  Makes those dreary cold days yet to come just a little brighter.

pinterest image for spring vignette

Are you in the Spring mode yet?  Are you starting to add a bit of Spring to your home or are you waiting a bit longer?  Tell me all about it in the comments below.
Until next time enjoy creating something you love.

I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Please go by and visit them - you will find so much great creativeness there.

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