Hobbies: Make a 3-D paper bouquet for artful floral display
Two of my go-to items that will always freshen up a room are flowers and lovely paintings. Which is why I thought it would be fun to combine the two, creating a unique piece of decor for any room...or even a special occasion!
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1. Download my bouquet of flowers at denadesigns.com/blog/2016/flowerbouquet.
You can also use a bouquet drawn by a child or bring out your own paints and have some fun!
2. Print the image onto 11-by-17-inch paper (or any size that you would like your bouquet to be!). If you’re painting your own, just paint it directly onto a piece of paper.
3. Spray the backside of the printed or painted image with spray adhesive and place onto the cardboard, smoothing out any bubbles as you go.
4. Once dry, cut the bouquet out so there is about a half-inch of space all around.
5. Make an easel out of cardboard. Cut one long length of cardboard. This will depend on how large your printout is, but I cut mine at 2 by 15 inches. Cut a shorter length of cardboard. (I cut mine at 2 by 7 inches).
6. Glue one end of the short piece at the bottom of the back of your bouquet. The short piece should cover the end of the bouquet by about 2 inches. Fold the short piece up where it meets the bottom of the bouquet.
7. Glue one end of the long piece to the other end of the short piece. Fold the long piece about 3 inches down. Now fold the free end of the long piece about 3 inches down. Glue this end to the back of the bouquet so that the “easel” forms a triangle.
Dena Fishbein is the designer and artist behind many home, gift and paper products found at your favorite stores. To ask her how to embellish anything, visit her blog at denadesigns.com.