3.26.2011

Paper Wall Flowers

Have you seen the cool looking wall flowers that Young House Love put in their guest room? I loved them from the second I saw them, but I wasn't so sure I wanted to drop some dough for them.

Enter the d.i.y. solution:  Billie Monster, an amazing artist and designer, created this great template for paper wall flowers to add some dimension to the walls, and the best part is it is super inexpensive! No buying the flowers from some company - you can do it yourself! Billie Monster also has tons of other great stuff on her blog, so go check it out. You will not be disappointed. 

Using her template, I came up with this. It took less than 45 minutes from start to finish. I like a quick project. :)


Pretty, right? It's a great solution for dressing up a blank wall. For the double-sided scrapbook paper, I decided to go with Martha Stewart's 12x12 heirloom paper pad (LOVE!). I like that it is subtle and sort of blends in with the wall color, but also adds visual interest.

Billie Monster has great instructions for making these as well as the template she created. I used double-sided tape to attach mine to the wall. It's nice in case you want to move them around as you hang them.

I also have a tip about making the cutting process easier. I was trying to think of how to cut several flowers at once, and I wanted to do the equivalent of pinning layers of fabric together. Stack 3 pieces of scrapbook paper together, clip the binders to the sides to secure the paper together, trace the templates onto the paper, and then cut out the flowers. Boom! You have 3x the flowers. haha!

Thanks for looking! 

This is totally unrelated, but here is a pic of my fur children (just had to get it in because it has been a while since I've shared their sweet faces with you.) 

Yes, they were sitting on the hubs as he was lying on the couch (hehe). You would think they believe they own us, not the other way around. 

They'd be right.  ;)

13 comments:

  1. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. In California I'm always looking for lightweight but good looking wall decor... earthquake safe!

    Happy Weekend,
    caroline

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  2. Cute idea! And your dogs are ADORABLE ☺

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  3. So pretty! With busy kids running around I love this paper option.

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  4. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and I had a good laugh when I noticed your dogs name. :) YOu have some great ideas love the idea for the blog. I have lots to do lists as well!

    lol
    chickhardware.blogspot.com

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  5. Very cute idea! I love 3d elements on walls and this is a really nifty rendition!

    Donna

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  6. This is so fun and perfect for the wall. It adds so much to it!
    Great job.
    I would love for you to join me at my weekly "scrapbook sundays" party!
    Lyssa
    http://bornagaincrafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/scrapbook-sundays-4.html

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  7. Hi Lauren...Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. Especially, becoming a new follower =) The scrapbook paper I got at a local scrapbook store in Lewiston, ID. It's called Crop Paper Scissors. I'm not really sure what brand the paper is? Thank you again for the comments. I too am a new follower of yours. Have a great week!

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  8. Unusual is great...and i love 3D...nice effect...Tootsie @http://paperbagley.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your wall turned out really cute! I love it when something is inexpensive, fast, and looks great!

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  10. I'm been dying to try these, yours look great! :)

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  11. I can't get enough of those wall flowers! I'm so happy you tried 'em out! They look great! :O)

    And can I say that your doggies are so flippin cute! Omigosh, seriously! Could they be cuter?!

    ~ www.billiemonster.com ~

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  12. Beautiful flowers and great way to add some decor to a room. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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  13. Very Pretty indeed, both the flowers & the furbabies. I saw you at Saturday Spotlight by Craft Envy.

    My blog is having it's first linky party this weekend. I would love for you to add this post: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/03/funky-fresh-friday-1.html

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Thanks for your kind comments!