Zinnia Inspired Projects

Using punchy patterns, create beautiful projects reflecting one of our favorite flowers!

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    Our favorite garden bloom can be more than just a fleeting summer romance. These pretty projects deliver a dose of garden style all year long.

    Use the links below to download all the patterns you'll need for the following projects.

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    Glass Trivet or Coaster

    An easy way to make a plain glass trivet or coaster pop with mod character. Use our patterns (Zinnia Patterns 1-3) to download and print contrasting-color zinnia images, then enlarge to desired size. Cut each zinnia to fit on the underside of the glass. Brush Mod Podge onto the bottom of the glass, center the paper on the adhesive, face down, and smooth with your hand. Remove any air bubbles with a brayer or rolling pin.

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    Journal Cover

    The perfect gift for the journaler or sketcher. This project makes plain paper notebooks bloom with personality. Download and print your favorite patterns from Slide 1. For the notebooks here, we used Zinnia Patterns 2, 4, and 5. Then trace the outline of the notebook on the back of your zinnia print, and cut out. Spread Mod Podge on the back of the print and place over the notebook cover. Roll out air pockets with a rolling pin and let dry.

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    Glass Plates

    Inexpensive discount-store glass plates become instant (and easy) artworks. Here's how: First, download and print patterns from below. We used Zinnia Patterns 1-3. Use a compass to draw a circle that fits the inside of the plate. Cut out the zinnia. Brush Mod Podge on the underside of the glass center and adhere the print face down. Use another light coating of adhesive to secure a felt round to the back of the print (this helps protect your walls).

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    Tote Bag

    You can find simple single-color totes for just a few bucks at your local crafts store. These easy upgrades will make your bag the new must-have accessory at the farmer's market.

    Download the patterns below, and print on image transfer paper. We used Zinnia Pattern 6 for this bag. Iron the image onto a piece of white cotton fabric. Cut out the pattern, leaving 3/4 inch all around for a seam allowance. Topstitch the sides and bottom of the pocket to the bag.

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    Display Case

    Not sure what to do with that flea market impulse buy? Here's how to give luscious new life to a worn-out collectibles case. This idea would work with store-bought cubbies and storage systems, too.

    Download the patterns below. We chose Zinnia Pattern 7 for its oversize graphics and kicky colors. Print as many copies as you'll need to cover the backs of the cubbies. Cut each print to fit. Use a foam brush to paint Mod Podge on the interior of the cupboard and lay the prints in place over the adhesive. Smooth to remove air bubbles.

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    Magazine Caddies

    These cute magazine caddies will sing spring's praises from your bookshelves, even during the coldest months. And you can do this project in less than an hour!

    Download and print Zinnia Patterns 8-10 below. Swipe Mod Podge on the back of the print, center on the caddy, and smooth into place. Roll out any air bubbles. When dry, add a clear coat of Mod Podge for extra hold.

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