Yard Sale Picture to Flower Art

Over the summer I found this picture for a $1. Now, I’m sure that when you look at this, you think a dollar might have been too much to pay for this picture of some old guy (who I think might be Ponce De Leon, but Topher thinks it’s Copernicus — but that doesn’t roll off the tongue, so we are just going to stick with Ponce).

While I love my Spanish conquistador as much as the next guy, Ponce definitely wasn’t fitting in with my decor, so he had to go undercover.


First, I removed Ponce and spray-painted my frame a high gloss white.

Next, cut a piece of fabric just slightly larger than your piece of cardboard backing you originally had behind the print.

Photo Jan 28, 3 14 23 PM

Then I placed the fabric under the side to be covered.

Photo Jan 28, 3 14 30 PM

Then hot glue (or tape — like I did since I was in a hurry) the material to your cardboard.

Photo Jan 28, 3 17 08 PM

Next, I started sticking on flowers to form the word LOVE (or whatever word you choose). I got these sets of flowers in Michael’s dollar bins. It took 5 sets to complete this. These flowers were self adhesive, so it made the process a little quicker — I thought about hot gluing them, but since I wanted to be able to rearrange them while getting them in place, I just went with the sticky pads they already had attached.

adhesive flowers

Then I used duct tape to attach Ponce back to the frame.

Flower Art Picture



Not only is this a great Valentine’s Day project, it will be good for spring and summer too.

Also if I ever get sick of it, I can take the fabric off and proudly show off Ponce to all of my friends. What’s that?   Yes, probably not.

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  1. says

    How pretty. You’ve got my mind spinning on what I can do with this idea. Would love if you shared this on Merry Monday Linky Party.

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