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
I don't know about you, but I love a good seasonal craft ... especially when it still feels like when, but I'm counting down to spring!
My craft stash has lots of fun papers, and I love making paper flowers. So the inspiration came easy for this project.
I had a lot of fun putting this together, so I thought I'd share the process with you. This DIY paper flower craft was super easy, and if you love pretty paper, this is a great project to use up those little scraps that inevitably accumulate.
This is a great craft project for adults and kids, so gather everyone around the table and see what happens!
Here's what you'll need to make you own masterpiece:
- miscellaneous decorative papers
- picture frame
- a piece of paper cut to fit your frame
How to Make Paper Flower Art
Each flower is made of layered paper with a button in the center. So 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.
You can add interest to your flowers 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 below) is another a great way to add texture.
To 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.
Finish the flowers by gluing the button on top.
I made three flowers, all with various shapes, but you can make as many or as few as you would like.
This project would look cool with one large flower, instead of three, or even with a bunch of smaller flowers.
Get creative with your flowers! Try adding other ephemera to your flowers, too, such as ribbon, glitter, paint, etc.
While 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.
After the glue has dried, attach your flowers with a dot of glue on the back of each flower. Let dry.
Place the art in your frame, and you are finished!
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial ... what crafts are you working on this spring?
Are you doing any spring decorating or crafting?