Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY: Brown Paper Flowers for Your Home

Happy Monday! Today I have one crazy awesome and easy diy project to share: Brown Paper Flowers. I used mine to decorate the large empty wall next to our bed, but you can use them anywhere.

I was watching an episode of the Nate Berkus show (love him and totally up for being his best friend when he asks... which I'm assuming will be very soon). and Destiny from A Place for Us was on with this fantastic project. It's super easy. And the fact that I could make all the flowers while watching a show on tv just made it all the more better.

I love how it livened up our empty wall!

Materials needed:
  • Brown paper lunch bags (I used 29, but use as little or as many as you need)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Adhesive for attaching to wall (I used scrapbook glue dots)

Instructions:

Cut a petal out of the brown paper bag. Cut from the end with the opening (You'll use the bottom portion of the bag later). I also started cutting from more than one paper bag at a time to speed up the process.

You will end up with petals like ones on the left, as well as folded pieces like the ones on the right.

Get your glue stick and begin gluing the petal ends together. Make a cross shape with the first four leaves. Then repeat with four more covering the diagonals. Finally, repeat with creased petals.

And pretty soon you'll have a bunch of these pretty things...

I was able to cover the top corner of our wall with the flowers.

I wanted them to come a little further down though so I repeated the above steps with the bottom portion of the brown paper bags (the folded part). And got this!

I love it! Our room looks so much happier now... and since I already had all the materials on hand- this little upgrade was totally free.


2 comments:

  1. I love this! I never would have guessed they were made out of paper bags!

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  2. our bedroom ceiling is pitched like that, too.. and that empty space drives me NUTS- what the HECK are you supposed to put there?!!? and now, thanks to you, I have my answer (:

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