Thursday, February 17, 2011

DIY Wall Flowers for 25 Cents!

My daughter's room is coming along...slowly but surely. I put the finishing touches on her kitchen that my dad (and husband and I) made...so there are pictures to come!

I saw these Umbra Wall Flowers about a year ago on another craft blog and have loved them ever since. I knew I always wanted them for our daughter's room...but I wanted the white ones and her walls at our old place were white so it didn't seem like a good combination at the time.

Now that we have moved and we have lovely tan walls through out, I got online to order some of these flowers...but when I saw that 25 of them were $20...I decided to rethink the situation.

Then, I saw this DIY version on Billie Monster and I knew I had my solution! She is sweet enough to share her printable template as well. Don't you love crafty givers??

So, one half sheet of white posterboard later...I had 20 of my own wall flowers:





I love them so much! I could seriously make about a hundred more and put them everywhere. Everywhere.

I went with just plain white since my daughter's room is a little more modern and streamlined, but the possibilities are endless with this project. I also liked the texture of the posterboard since I was doing all one color. I made the the flowers so that the matte side of the posterboard was showing.

On the larger flowers, I used a small glue stick to curl the edges and I used a pen on the smaller flowers.

Also, since I didn't want to add another 20 holes to the walls that we rent...I just stuck them on with scotch tape that I rolled into loops. They have been on for a week and haven't budged. Plus, it's been nice to move them around wherever I want.

I think my favorite part of this project is the price. You can't beat $.25! I mean...you probably have that down the seat of your couch...along with some raisins and puzzle pieces if you live in our house:)

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...those are ADORABLE!!! I am sooo copying you again!! I keep gathering all these ideas for our daughter's new room...I should really get on the ball! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Love it! I like the new name letters too! Very cute!

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  3. wow, that is seriously beautiful!!!! i'm gonna have to steal this for sure!!! way to go melissa!

    jan

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  4. What a cute idea, and very easy to take off if you want later. Love it, can't wait to see more!

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  5. What a great idea! I just recently bought the butterfly's from Target but they are white and want to spray paint them pink. I love this idea much better. I just took some scrapbook paper with different designs and printed the template on the opposite side, then curled the ends and they look great. Maybe this can shorten a step or two. Thanks!!

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  6. Hello! Thanks so much for the shoutout! Your flowers came out out great, and I love how they look next to the letters! :O)

    ~ www.billiemonster.com ~

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  7. I love the letters that make up Shayne's name. Where did you buy the letters from?

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    1. Thank you:) They are paper mache letters that I got at an old scrapbooking store that went out of business...but I know Joann sells similar ones. I painted them and covered them in scrapbooking paper. Hope that helps!

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  8. OH I LOVE YOU! I'm subscribing ASAP! :)

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