Other than the flower canopy and some little butterflies on the wall over her bed, Little Miss has very little decor in her room. Everything is pretty utilitarian: a bed, a bookshelf, some toy storage, a table and chairs. I've been wanting to help her perk up the space a bit for quite some time, but as most of us that suffer from Pinterest overload, it's been hard to settle on a direction. This week I decided to comb through my pins and hone in on an aspect that I could tackle to get the ball rolling.
It became clear pretty quickly that I *really* was digging a certain idea floating around the interwebs:
Anyone else noticing a theme?
I'm not a paper crafter so my supplies on hand were limited. I ended up finding a color palette of papers at Target that struck my fancy and got to work on some wall flowers the other day.
|It's fall in Michigan and the natural lighting is not overflowing. These flowers are not made of solid colors as it might seem, but with a variety of tone on tone patterned scrapbook papers.|
I'm not going to post a tutorial of what I did here . . . several of the links I posted above will direct you on how to do this yourself. I mostly just experimented until I landed on the sizes and look that I was going for. The basic gist: fold paper like you're making a fan and then stick several of your fans together in a circle. (The small flowers are 2 pieces of paper and the large one is 8 pieces.)
I tried tacking these guys to the wall with poster putty, but I must not have used enough because several of them leapt off the wall after a few days. Since I was out of putty and didn't feel like going out with 3 kids to get more, I settled on what we had on hand: Packing Tape. :)
Works for me!
Here's a shot from the side so you can see a bit more of the dimension of the leaves. There were no tutorials for that specific element, so I just monkeyed around with shapes until I came up with something I liked:
There is so much I'd like to change about her room (paint her bed, paint her walls, get a fun rug for the floor, make some new curtains and bedding, hang some artwork, the list goes on . . .), but for now this is a step in the right direction at least. She was so happy to get something special on her walls.
So was I! This kind of stuff just makes me happy. :)
Linking up to the YHL/Bower Power Pinterest Challenge today: