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DIY - Paper Flower Wall Decor From Ruche

DIY - Paper Flower Wall Decor From Ruche
Hi Ladies, I've finally had a chance to put together this DIY post from Ruche's first Spring lookbook. Sorry for the delay! Everything is extremely easy and can spruce up any plain wall in your home. 1. Floral wall made out of butcher paper Stephanie got a roll of butcher paper and we were debating what do to with it. We made different shaped and sized flowers out of butcher paper. 2. We picked up some used cheap paper back books at the thrift store. To make the shelves out of books, you just pick a book you want to use as a shelf, put l-brackets through it, and screw it to the wall. 3. You can make a cornstarch paste that can be used to paste fabric on your walls. Cornstarch paste is easy to make and works well for both wallpaper and papier mâché. 4. For our lookbook, the boys made this floor out of 2x4 wood blocks and we painted it with "oyster white" milk paint. Hope you enjoyed our DIY post. -Mai Related:  paper flowers artificial flowers crafts artsHome Decor Using PaperFlowers

Paper Flower Tealight Battery powered tea lights have been popular for a couple of years now. They are great party decorations because unlike regular candle tea lights, these are safe. This paper project decorates a tea light with a paper flower design made out of card stock and is easy and fast to make. These flower would look absolutely gorgeous on a buffet table or as a table decoration. All you have to do is cut out flower parts and hot glue them onto the plastic led tea light. 1.Download the tea light flower project template here. 2.Cut out 7 petals from light colored card stock. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Paper Scrap Light / Chandelier It’s a whopping 70 degrees in Brooklyn right now, so I’m going to get out from under the pile of packing boxes in our house and get some fresh air. Before I head out, I wanted to share this beautiful (and totally genius) DIY light project that graphic designer Gabrielle Guy created for a friend. After moving into a new house and finding an old lantern left behind, Gabrielle decided to cut strips from scrap paper and glue them onto the shade. Two days later, the result was an incredibly stunning artichoke-like lamp that looks expensive but cost close to nothing. Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

How to Make a Paper Orchid My favorite ways to use this paper orchid are on top of a gift and to clip into your hair for a tropical event. But I am guessing that you all have at least another dozen great ideas for using this ever blooming bit of bliss. Maybe napkin rings or added to a tropical centerpiece? With only 4 pieces, this is so far the easiest paper flower I have posted. So print either the bright pink or white PDF (or both) and follow the easy steps below! Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer.

Librarians, Please Avert Your Eyes Supplies:10″ foam wreath ($1 at Dollar Tree)Paperback novel ($1 at Dollar Tree – depending on the length of the book, you may need two)Brown and/or gray craft paintGlue gun & glue sticksSmall strip of ribbonA few paper towelsA few straight pins (optional) 1. Assemble your cast of characters. You could definitely use vintage books, magazines or sheet music for this project or even select a book off of your own bookshelf that you don’t think you’ll read again. 2. Lay the book on a clean paper towel for about 5 or 10 minutes to let the paint dry. 3. 4. You will do this layer all the way around the wreath. 5. 6. 7. To fill in your spaces, you’ll simply roll a page, apply glue to the ends, and just stick it in the wreath. 8. All that’s left to do now is to find a spot to hang your new creation! Who says that books can only be used to decorate bookshelves and tabletops?

Ice Fabric Dyeing | Bloom, Bake & Create Did you say you don’t have snow and want to do some dyeing? Well, before I put up my dyeing stuff, I thought I’d try one more type of dyeing – ice dyeing. For those of us who don’t have snow or would like to try this in the summer, this is an alternative. Please read my getting started and my fabric dye precautions posts before attempting this or any fabric reactive dye project. Since Judi had suggested I set my fabric up out of the dye, I tried that this time. Folded fabric on rack I topped the fabric with ice cubes. Ice cubes on top of fabric I then sprinkled dye powder over the snow. Green, Raspberry and Yellow Dyes over ice cubes Follow procedures as other dyeing. After 24 hours Now to rinse, wash and dry. And this is what I got from this ice dyeing. Finished Ice Dyed Fabric I am so pleased with this piece.

Make Beautiful Paper Flowers: Technical Details. This layout shows varied sizes of punch-outs to glue together for the flower. The pink petals range from large to smaller sizes. Each flower except for the tiny sizes, needs at least two layers and will sometimes have as many as five or six total layers, each glued atop the lower, until you are ready to choose what center you want-large or small, paper, glitter, craft sand, rhinestones, pom-poms. I use an inexpensive thick white glue for all but the topmost layer for the glue-glob, which will be 'sanded' to make a raised textured center. With lighter colored sands, the color of the flower center paper will make a slight difference in the way the sand appears. It pays to try your paper, glue, sand combination on a scrap center or piece of paper before you use it for your florals to see if it is a color combination you like. The shapes are glued in layers and are ready to sand. With contouring finished, the center area of the flower will receive a glob of clear dimensional glue.

Sculptural Paper Orb Lights It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light. Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation. Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture. They [Anthropologie] sell all sorts of fancy and unattainable things, but the store is full of pieces constructed out of paper and wire and rope that give the same distinguished impression. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

DIY Paper Peony Peonies are my favorite flowers. They are a little wild looking, yet so elegant. There are so many varieties in both shape and color. Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Real Decor {IMAGE ONE} White Paper Doilies & Orange Thumbtacks photographed – by citypix The most important thing about home decor is that first word: “home.” My feeling is that your space should reflect who you are, what inspires and moves you… not just whatever trend is the latest and greatest (according to various monthly publications – not that there isn’t much inspiration to be found with their pages… but you catch my drift). {IMAGE TWO} First Row: Inspirations displayed on clip boards by O!Rachew! All this being said, I know that decorating isn’t easy, especially on a limited budget. {IMAGE THREE} Posies in a Glass Jar will always brighten any space – by Yvette Inufio

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Kirigami Cherry Blossom Instructions This kirigami cherry blossom utilizes the origami pentagon base to create a pretty 5-petal cherry blossom. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 1: Start by folding the origami pentagon base. Follow Steps 1 to 9 and you should have the following to start with. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 2: Draw the following pattern onto the paper. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 3: Cut the paper along the pattern. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 4: Now unfold the paper gently... and your kirigami cherry blossom is complete! The same kirigami on a dark brown paper....

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