This project came about when I wanted to find a use for the packets of little bits of wood that come with canvases. Does anyone know what they're actually for? I think it's got something to do with the corners.
Since I don't use them for their intended purpose, whatever that may be, I've got a lot of these little packets lying around. Then one day I realised they looked like planks of wood on a fence, and thus; the garden fence greetings card.
Start by gluing the wood pieces onto a plain card. I used blue card so that it looks like the sky.
Conveniently, there are the right number of wood pieces in one packet to make one card.
Put a few heavy books on the card while the glue is drying to keep the wood stuck down.
Gather lots of different flower shapes. I used flower sequins, beads, paper flowers and bits taken off Christmas decorations.
Stick the flowers onto the wood.
Add green paint with a cocktail stick to make the stems of the flowers and added foliage.
Add it's as easy as that. I think they work quite well as Fathers Day cards, cos Dads tend to like garden fences, right? But they could also be birthday cards, or just general best wishes.