Want to dress up a plain picture frame from the dollar store? How about adding some lovely flowers and stems totally hand made out of brown paper.
Here's what you'll need,
all from the dollar store,
to add some pizazz to a picture frame:
- brown paper roll
Crunching the brown paper helps to relax and soften the paper and make it more pliable while adding a crumbly texture.
Next, because it's freehand, imagine what a flower petal looks like. You have to manipulate the paper strips to make each petal to form the shape you like best. Pinch one end and shape the petal with your hand into a nice pointy end while twisting the other end to form a small stem. Sometimes adding a little water helps with the shape. After manipulating, it should be looking like a petal now.
Once all of your petals are made, about 12 to a flower, it's time to assemble.
Cut a round small disk from the brown paper. Glue the petals down on the disk, first in the 3, 6, 9, 12 positions and then in between those points, filling in all spaces.
Add shorter shaped petals (by cutting from the bottom) on top and between the first petals.
I made little spit balls (remember those in elementary school?) to place in the center of the flower.
And twisted more brown paper to make the stem and glued on leaves
Not too crazy about the photo in the frame, but I'm liking how the flowers and stems turned out.
And oh, what a great recycle craft using brown paper bags, if you want!
An adorable rustic fall look anyone can make!
Take a little time to enjoy