Some people collect Beanie Babies or sports equipment. Me? I collect craft supplies (and nail polish but that’s a whole other post). You never know when you are going to need glitter or scrapbook paper, right?
On a related note, I was just somehow lead to “compulsive hoarding” on Wikipedia and found out a symptom of hoarding is holding onto a large number of items that most people would consider not useful or valuable, like “things that might be useful for making crafts.” Great. So, this is my life. Moving on…
It had been a while since I had dug into my craft stash, and I’ve been itching to do something creative. I found this picture frame that needed sprucing up hidden in a draw and realized it would be the perfect spring craft, which would be a perfect #BloggersDoSpringBetter post (read more about that below). Don’t you just love when the stars align?
I have obviously been all about flowers this spring and these 3D tissue paper flowers are no exception. Cue, Miranda Preistly…
I really do absolutely love how this turned out. There is something so fresh about dainty paper flowers grouped together. Did I sound like a real DIY blogger there? Don’t let words like “fresh” and dainty” fool you. The steps are really easy for this. It just takes a little bit of time to make the flowers.
First, gather supplies. You will need a picture frame to actually decorate (this is from Michaels I do believe), glue (a basic glue stick ended up being easier to work with than liquid glue, but either works), string, scissors, something sharp (like a pen or paper clip) and tissue paper in many colors.
Start by making a bunch of little tissue paper flowers. This tutorial explains it really well, and I’m not going to try to do a better job. The only changes I made were that I used a paper clip to punch holes for the string since I was cutting smaller petals and I made various colors, sizes, and petal shapes. You can go ahead and trim off the string close to the knot.
Once you have a good stockpile, you can start gluing the flowers to the picture frame. There is no real rhyme or reason. Just place a lot of glue in one area, and then add the premade flowers.
That is seriously all! Add a photo and you are good to go! What do you think?
I’ve started a new blogging challenge with Gemma with Touch of Belle! The challenge is to do a post every two weeks based on a particular topic. This week’s topic was Bloggers do Spring Better! If you would like to join along with the challenge, e-mail Gemma at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment here. I am so excited to see everyone’s posts today.