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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!!

xoxo

Paid

Comments

  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!!

      xoxoxoxo
      Jen

  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 :)

    xoxo
    Tauni

  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!!!

      xoxoxoxo

  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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