San Francisco’s fog is not the best climate for gardening, but my little lemon tree is getting established, and I wanted to create something citrus-inspired! I had some old canvases lying around (let’s just say that for me, paint-with-wine events are more about the experience than the product!), so I decided to transform them into something new!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Stretched canvases
- Paint in background color
- Craft paper in a variety of oranges, yellows, pinks, light greens, and dark greens
Here’s how to do it:
Paint the canvases in your background color:
Cut out your shapes:
- pink blossoms
- yellow lemons
- light green limes
- orange oranges (duh!)
- green stems and leaves (I started with straight stems, but I recommend adding some curved ones as well)
Start arranging your citrus into branches:
For ideas on how to arrange your shapes, you can look at these inspiration images I found, as well as my finished product.
I am thinking of eventually putting these canvases in my office at work, but for now, I like the feeling of going to sleep in a garden here!
Julie aka “Jewels”