Friday, April 22, 2011

Point of View: Spring {Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree}



Welcome, welcome to another month of Point of View where we each show you our takes on a particular theme. This month's theme is SPRING. Take a look at the fun projects we have lined up for you!



1. ME & here you are for the tutorial!
2. Camilla {Rosy Red Buttons}
3. Gwen {Gwenny Penny}
4. Stacy {Not Just a Housewife}
5. Jonie {Just Between Friends}
6. Amy {Ameroonie Designs}

Now for a little tutorial on how to make a
Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree Display




One of my sons favorite songs is "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree." The beginning lyrics go a little something like this...

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Spring had brought me such a nice surprise.
Popcorn popping right before my eyes.

We are lucky enough to have an apricot tree right in our backyard so we get to see that beautiful "popcorn" each year.



I love that tree when it blossoms (so much more than when it covers my lawn in yuck a the end of the year), but this year it blossomed and literally the next day, SNOW! Dang that snow stealing my lovely tree.

So I decided to make my own and these blossoms will never be killed by snow!

Supplies:
  • branch
  • lilac bunch (Dollar Tree)
  • hot glue
  • window
  • letter stickers (Dollar Tree)
  • large glue dots
1. Trim a branch from a tree. I love that mine had some remnants of the actual blossoms.



2. Make sure it is the right size for your window and trim as necessary.
(I asked where to get a window on Facebook and Stacy had some from when they replaced hers and was kind enough to give it to me! Isn't it divine?! I love that it has the metal fixtures and is all chippy.)



3. Pull all the blossoms off your lilac bunch.



4. Hot glue them to your branch.



5. Pin your branch between the window and the wall by leaning the window against the wall and securing the top with large glue dots.



6. Add your letter stickers to say "I looked out the window and what did I see." I liked the stickers because they are gray and somewhat transparent and look nice and subtle on the glass. You could also use vinyl.




That's it, you're done! Enjoy your bit of spring indoors!



Now link up so we can see your Point of View on SPRING!

  • Link up your own current or past projects as long as they fit the theme: SPRING
  • Link back so others can join the party and so you can have the chance to be featured by one of the six Point of View girls!











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40 Comments:

Sharon said...

I love this! I am going to have to make this for living room!!! THanks for sharing :)

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Michelle,this is so great! I love how you used a real branch it has so much depth. LOVE!
xoxo,
Amy

Brittany said...

This is such a cute idea! Plus that's my daughter's favorite song! She makes me sing it all the time.

Becky said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! I have a window in my kitchen and been wondering what to do with it for Spring and into Summer.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is beautiful, Michelle. I love that you converted the flowers using a lilac bunch. Very clever idea.

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

such a great idea Michelle! Really beautiful, going to try it for a branch arrangement!

Stacy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! I never would have thought to do that to one of my windows. AMAZING!

Leanne said...

The window turned out beautiful. I love that you used a real branch.

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

love it-now I need to find an old window

Kristin said...

This is incredibly beautiful. I love an old window but never would have thought to display this way. I really love what you did.

Jonie Marie said...

Love, LOVE this! I love that it is totally affordable, darling and incorporates my favorite primary song.

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

As a fellow Utahan - I sooo relate :o)
Love this!!

ellie g said...

I love this, Michelle! It is so super springy. And I love that it's all 3-D. Plus who DOESN'T love that song? It's the best!

Amy@happylittleparty.blogspot.com said...

LOVE IT!!! Now I have to go to the DI to try to find an old window....

Jenni said...

I LOVE IT! It is so whimsical!

Holly said...

What a pretty project - I am a sucker for anything with a window too! I linked up a birdie banner and some bunnies. Great idea to collaborate on a party!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

So so so so CUTE!!! This is my daughter's fave primary song too :) I love how you used it in this project!!! Simple, meaningful, and inexpensive! Job WELL done!

Kara @ www.mineforthemaking.com

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

Oh my I LOVE that!!

I will have to get a spring project going...NOT spring here in Wyoming for awhile:(

Crafty Girls said...

Stinking Cute!

Kathryn said...

OH MY GOSH SO DARLING!!! this is definitly on my to-do list! thanks for being a genius!

Jennifer said...

I love it! That song is so cute too. It's a great idea Michelle. Thanks for sharing this week. :)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

This is so creative! Love that you used a real branch! Turned out great!!

Tatiana said...

Oh, I love it!! Now I think that I need a window like that!

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Clever Clever! gave it a big thumbs up ;)
happy crafting!
Linda

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

I'm in LOVE with your project!! What a super cute idea! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what you do next!

You should link up your project to our What I Made Wednesday Linky party at http://sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com/ this Wednesday!

Thanks for a great idea!

~ Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

Kara said...

I love this Michelle! So darn cute!

Angela from what would angela do? said...

sweet! What a cute idea! My little ones love that primary song :)

Carrie @ Fine & Handy said...

Oh I LoVE it. Who doesn't love that song? My family has made up a few of our own actions, because we are so dramatic and all. hee hee I love the real branch and the window. I found you over at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop and I am your newest follower. Come on over and see what I do at fineandhandy.blogspot.com

♥ Miss Tea said...

oh wow! loving it! you're so creative and crafty!! such a great idea and love the words that you put on the window too!

Im following you from the homemakeronadime creative bloggers' party and Hop!

Susan @ http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

megan said...

awesome! love how you used the branch!

following from the creative bloggers party & hop!

nataly said...

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Love Design Company said...

oh my goodness that is the prettiest idea i have seen in a long time. i can't wait to try it for myself. thank you so much for sharing and i love your blog by the way, i am thrilled to follow you!

Shelli said...

Darling window decor! Love it!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Such a delightful project! That's a *very* popular song at my house, too!

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Michelle, this is SO darling!! I just featured it today on my Wednesday's Wowzers. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/04/wednesdays-wowzers-hurry-up-summer.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
~Alison

passionfruitprincess said...

I love it! What a sweet idea.
And we love the song too!
I am a new follower from the Homemaker on a Dime.
Hope you follow me too.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Super cute!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is my daughters' favorite song and i love how you made an art based from this song. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Amber Mae said...

Wow. That is seriously to die for! What a great idea. I am so impressed with your creativity and style.

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

I love this!! It's my daughter's favorite primary song and we sing it in my sunbeam class often!! Awesome idea :)
I am your newest follower!

http://www.seesewandseedlings.blogspot.com/