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Make Spring Specimen Art!! (paper crafting tutorial)

I have this little area in my kitchen that I love to change out for the seasons.

From Summer {Summer Mini Gallery Wall}:


To Halloween {Creepy Specimen Art}:


To Winter {Snowflake Specimen Art}:

And I thought it would be fun to make some paper flowers to use as Spring Specimen Art!!


Here’s how to make it:

I used Ikea Ribba frames, scrapbook paper including Canvas Corp Chevron paper, vintage buttons and Command Sticky Nail Sawtooth Hangers and Command Picture Hanging Strips.

To make the flowers:

  • I downloaded the 3-d Loopy Flower template from the Silhouette online store. I used my Cameo machine to cut out the pattern for each flower. But if you don’t have a craft cutter, you can make rectangular shapes, fold them in half and then cut lines through the middle of the rectangle.
  • Then I took the coordinating piece of paper and wrapped it around a pencil, securing the end with hot glue.
  • I attached the rolled up paper to the edge of the rectangle and used a pencil to curve the rectangle in half, instead of folding it.
  • I wrapped the folded rectangle around the rolled paper until it was all folded up and secured that with hot glue.
  • Then I pressed down on the top of each flower, spreading out the cut paper to make petals.
  • The last thing I did was add a vintage button over the top of the rolled paper, covering it up. Then I flipped the whole thing over, holding onto the button and filled the bottom with hot glue, securing the button to the top of the flower.

I was thrilled to be contacted by Command Brand to make some projects for them last month. I had so much fun coming up with fun ideas using Command Brand products. I had never used Command Sticky Nail Sawtooth Hangers before. They ended up being one of my favorite Command Brand products. I used them in this project. I am SO excited to share all of the projects with you soon!!

It was fun finding vintage button to use for each flower. I found this bottle of buttons at a garage sale a couple of years ago.

I love that Command Brand products let me be creative with my decorating without putting holes in my walls.

Happy Monday!!




  1. My wife loves to decorate every season. I always love when the season change and then our home changes. These are some great ides very in depth.

  2. Caitlin says:

    Could you pease do a house tour and say what thigs you made and attatch links to the post for the project?

  3. i love this! so cool!

  4. I love this Jen! So colorful and cheery. Awesome as usual!

  5. absolutely adorable!!! love love love!! 😉

  6. I read this post this morning and made my own right away! Thanks so much for the idea! I was looking for something to replace a St. Patrick’s Day wreath that I hadn’t taken down yet (I KNOW!) and this was perfect! Even better- I had all the supplies I needed in my garage, including a frame that I loved but had no use for. Now I get to enjoy it every day!
    Thank you so much!!!!

    • Wow – that is so awesome!! Send me a picture of yours. I would love to see!!


  7. making these today. love you!

  8. Great project, Jen!! Love the rolled flowers! I love the summer boxes as well! Wow!

  9. Such a happy project Jen. I need to infuse my house with something similar :)


  10. You have such a cheerfully decorated home! I love it. :) I haven’t tried the loopy flowers yet…too cute!

    • Thanks Amanda!!

      I think they are my favorites. I also love the layered chrysanthemum – so pretty!

      Thanks for always being such a wonderful commenter. I appreciate you!!!


  11. so so cute! I will definitely have to try something using those flowers. Beautiful home!

  12. Quite, quite gorgeous! I love the flowers, and really love your changeable wall.

  13. Sooo cute, I love this idea. I have a perfect spot to use this idea for. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. I love it – I will have to try those flowers, especially b/c I LOVE buttons! :)

  15. Absolutely love it!!!!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real


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