Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DIY: Paper Flower Wall Art


Hello Everyone!

One thing that I have always loved is 3D looking wall art! To me, these types of pieces are so much fun to hang on the wall because there visually pleasing to look at and can be that instant conversation starter.

With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to show you how to make some Paper Flower Wall Art!

This Paper Flower Wall Art is perfect if you are looking for any easy weekend project to make or simply want to spice up that plain old gallery wall!

Today's project is part of my collaboration with Xyron since I'm a member of their design team! This means you will be seeing a Xyron product in action! For this particular project, I will be showcasing the Xyron® Tape Runner. I've talked about the tape runner before, so if you want to learn more about it, then click here.

Also, in this project, I will be using items from Swingline! Most of you probably know who Swingline is, but in case you don’t, Swingline is a company that started in 1925 with a focus on improving the stapler. Now, they are a company that not only makes staplers but makes paper trimmers, laminators, and pencil sharpers as well. In today’s post, I will be using their ClassicCut Lite Guillotine Trimmer and their Legacy Stapler.

So, if you want to learn how to make your own Paper Flower Wall Art, then keep reading below! 

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Supplies
3 Colors of Scrapbooking Paper (I would recommend having 3 sheets of each colored paper)
Canvas (My canvas is 12 inches by 16 inches)
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Sweet Mint
Foam Brush
Scissors
Hole Punch (optional/not pictured)
Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks (not pictured)


Step 1: Using your paper trimmer, cut out strips of paper that are 1 inch in width. For each color, you will need the following: 8 strips in teal, 12 strips in pink, and 24 strips in purple.


Step 2: Now cut each strip to the following size: the purple should be 8 inches long, the pink should be 6 inches long, and the teal should be 4 inches long.

Crafty Side Note: Since your strips (before cutting) will measure 12 inches long, you should be able to get two 6 inches pieces out of each pink strip and three 4 inches pieces out of each teal strip.


Step 3: To make a petal for your flower, you first want to lay your strips in the order of largest to smallest. Above, you will see that that the order is purple (8 inches), pink (6 inches) and teal (4 inches). Make sure that the bottoms of your strips are lined up and touching (number 1).

Now grab the end where your strips are lined up and hold it. Then gently begin folding over each strip to meet the bottom. Finally, staple the ends together (number 2).

Once your strips have been stapled, you should have a flower petal like number 3.

Keep repeating this process, until you have 8 petals for each flower (for this project I made 3 flowers which are 24 pieces altogether).


Step 4: Paint your canvas and set it aside to dry.


Step 5: Lay each petal onto your canvas to form the shape of a flower. Once you are happy with the placement, glue each petal down using your hot glue gun.


Step 6: Now grab your Xyron Tape Runner and begin adding on those little details to your canvas/flowers! In this case, I first cut out circles (from each of the colored paper) and layered them in the middle of each flower. Then I used a hole punch to get smaller circles from the colored paper and then glued them onto the canvas next to each flower.

During this step, you can get creative as you want. So just let your creativity flow and have fun!

Once you are happy with the look of your flower wall art, you are ready to display it!




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I loved how this Paper Flower Wall Art turned out! It also looks really cool from different angles because of the layer of colors.

Now, if you are thinking that the size of this art piece is a bit much, you can always adjust the measures. My rule of thumb when adjusting the measurements is to keep each measurement 2 inches apart. For example, instead of 4,6,8, you could do 2,4,6.

As always, to follow along with all the crafty fun and to never miss a new design team member's project, check out Xyron's Facebook and Pinterest page!

What do you think? Do you like this Paper Flower Wall Art?

xo Katie

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