Let’s Get Crafty: DIY Spring Flower Art

The weather has been dreary and cold this week, so I decided to cheer myself up by bringing a touch of spring into my apartment. I decided to get crafty, and this colorful DIY spring flower art is the result!

DIY Spring Flower Art | Hello Little Home #craft #stripes #flowersI had a lot of fun putting this together, so I thought I’d share the process with you. It was super easy, and if you love pretty paper, this is a great project to use up those little scraps that inevitably accumulate.

Here’s what you’ll need to make you own masterpiece:

DIY Spring Flower Art: Supplies | Hello Little Home #craft #stripes #flowersSupplies:

  • miscellaneous decorative papers
  • scissors
  • glue
  • buttons
  • picture frame
  • a piece of paper cut to fit your frame

Each flower is made of layered paper with a button in the center. Begin by selecting the papers you would like to use, as well as a coordinating button. Don’t worry about everything matching perfectly.

Cut out a small piece of paper for the flower’s center, and then cut out progressive larger pieces for each layer.

Tip: Add interest by trimming your paper into various shapes or by adding fringe to the edges, as I did with the yellow and grey papers below. Tearing the paper instead of cutting it, like I did with the pink paper, is also a great way to add texture.

DIY Spring Flower Art: Making the Flowers | Hello Little Home #craft #stripes #flowersTo assemble your flowers, place a small dot of glue in the center of the largest piece and attach the next smallest piece. Repeat this process until your layers are all glued together. Glue the button on top.

DIY Spring Flower Art: Assembled Flower | Hello Little Home #craft #flowersI made three flowers, all with various shapes, but you can make as many or as few as you would like. It would look cool with one large flower, instead of three, or even with a bunch of smaller flowers.

Tip: Try adding other ephemera to your flowers, too, such as ribbon, glitter, paint, etc.

DIY Spring Flower Art: Assembled Flowers | Hello Little Home #craftWhile your flowers are drying, work on the striped background. I simply cut out strips of purple paper, and because I didn’t want it to look too perfect, I didn’t do any measuring.

After you’ve cut out your stripes, position them on a piece of  paper that fits in your frame. When you are happy with the layout, attach each strip with a narrow line of glue.

Trim any excess paper from the edges, and to ensure the background will lay flat, place it under a stack of heavy books until the glue is dry.

DIY Spring Flower Art: Adding the Stripes | Hello Little Home #craft #flowersAfter the glue has dried, attach your flowers with a dot of glue on the back of each flower. Let dry.

DIY Spring Flower Art | Hello Little Home #craft #flowers #stripesPlace the art in your frame, and you are finished!

DIY Spring Flower Art | Hello Little Home #craft #flowers #stripesAre you doing any spring decorating or crafting?

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