How are you all? I don’t post on Saturdays very often but since I wasn’t able to post yesterday, I thought I’d go ahead and share this with you today. As you may know, I’m busy getting things ready for myFall Open House and aside from furniture and décor, that also means jazzing it up a little with some fun styling.
Enter the Jumbo Paper Wall Flower…
The walls are white in the store – which is great – but for fall, I wanted to add some playful textures and whimsy.
These little palm leaf “sunflowers”, that I had on hand, were my inspiration…
I came up with a pretty simple way to recreate a similar – but extra large – version.
As I have mentioned before, I am not a crafty person. I am not patient and detailed oriented with crafts like these like I am when it comes to painting furniture. It is funny because I can spend days on a piece of furniture working on the fine details but with crafts, it is all about shortcuts!
And passing the task of finishing the rest off to your daughter like I did of course. (Thanks Eryn!)
So here is how I did it…
You will need some brown shipping paper (or paper bags), tissue paper, pine cones, hole punch, glue, wire, and cardboard.
1) Using a small plate, approximately 6” in diameter, trace circles on cardboard.
2) Cut them out and then cut a hole in the middle.
3) Cut a small piece of cardboard out – just a few inches – and cut two slits in it.
4) You will then cut out three petal templates…
As you may notice, my petals aren’t perfectly symmetrical.
That would be because I just drew them quickly and cut them out.
5) You will cut out 5 petals from your brown paper – OF EACH SIZE.
6) And then hole punch the insde edge.
7) Now, you can either leave them as is, or crinkle them.
8) Add some glue around the circle cut out -
9) Then start attaching your petals – starting off with the jumbo size – by making sure the punched hole is over the center of the circle and the hold that was punched out of it.
10) Continue adding petals, spacing them appropriately and adding more glue where needed to keep them in place.
11) When all of the large petals are in place, start with the medium size by alternating them between the large petals.
12) Repeat the process with the small petals – which means they should line up with the large petal placement.
In the end, you will have this…
Now it is time for the center:
13) Cut some wire approx. 10 “ in length and wrap around the base of the pine cone.
14) Twist the wire so that it remains secure.
15) Create your center by crinkling a sheet of tissue paper…
…or something else you may have on hand, like the brown packaging paper below.
16) The next step is to insert the pinecone into the flower by poking the wire all the way through the center (tissue paper), passing through the cardboard until it has come all the way through.
17) Thread the wire strands through the little square cut out that you made at the beginning.
18) When they have come all the way through, twist tightly while holding the base in place.
19) Flip them over and check out the result…
I don’t have a picture of what they look like on the wall yet. That might because they are not on the wall yet.
Funny how that works.
Anyway, once I get them in place next week, I’ll take a few snapshots and share.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! See you Monday!