DIY Paper Flowers

Hi friends! I have been meaning to share this quick and easy DIY for some time now. I recently had a request from one of our church family members to create paper flowers for her granddaughter's 1st birthday! I decided there is no better time than the present to document every step and share it with you! :)

These are so easy to create and assemble, after making your first one, you will be able to create the rest blindfolded. They are such a sweet way to add a feminen touch to any special occasion without breaking the bank. Each Bloom is made out of cardstock paper! Follow the steps below for the easy How-To and please feel free to message me, if you have any questions or need further assistance!

What you need for One Bloom:
*9 Sheets of 8X10 Cardstock Paper (regular 60lb is fine)
*Petal Template
*Hot Glue Gun

Step 1:
*Fold your 8X10 paper in half. Trace your petal and cut out. This will give you two petals. Repeat this step two more times. This will give you 6 Large Petals Total
---->side note: If you would like a JUMBO flower, simply create a petal template using the full 8X10 sheet!

Step 2:
*You will also use this method to trace and cut your medium size petal template. This will give you 6 medium size petals

Step 3:
*For your small petal template. Cut your 8X10 in half. Then fold 5X7 piece in half. Trace your small petal template and cut. Repeat this step 2 more times, this will yeild 6 small petals.

Step 4:
*Once all of your petals are cut, cut a 1/2 inch slit from the bottom base of the petal.

Step 5: 
*Use a pencil to roll the tips of your petal away from your body.

Step 6:
*Over lap your flap so that the tip of your petal is curled away from your body.

Step 7:
* Use your last sheet of paper to create the center of your flower. Simply fold your 8X10 paper lengthwise. Cut fringe along the folded side.

* Then use your pencil to roll the fringed paper into a tube shape.

Step 8:
* Combine your large petals to create your outer bloom by adhering them together creating a circle.
* Repeat with your medium and small size petals. Giving you Three layers of petal blooms.

Step 9:
* Glue your medium petal layer inside of your larger petal bloom
* Repeat with your smaller petal bloom, glueing it inside of your medium petal bloom
* Glue your Fringe "tube" as the center of your flower. I decided to add different colors (as pictured)

I hope this tutorial helped to spark your creative side and inspire you to add a little fun touch to your next special occasion! I would love to see your creations! Feel free to leave a link to your post or message me your attempts! :D

The sweet Birthday Girl!


Eclectic Elegance: Nursery For Baby Rook - Design By Rylin Crane

Hi Friends! Today is a special Nursery Feature that I have been on pins and needles, excited to share! This nursery belongs to a sweet baby girl that we all are looking forward to meeting next month! Her beautiful and talented mommy is my good friend Rylin Crane. Rylin is a master artist and has an eye for incredible design! She also helps run her parent's gorgeous downtown furniture, accessories & original art store called Art & Soul! Rylin was one of the first mom's I met after moving here 3 years ago. She is our church family pastor's wife and a wonderful mom to two adorable boys! With two boys under her belt, you can imagine her excitement when she found out they were expecting a baby girl. She was finally able to exercise the "pink" side of her creativity when it came time to design her baby girl's nursery!

I love Rylin's style. I like to call her interior design style "Eclectic Elegance". She is not afraid to blend high-end designer items with vintage refurbished pieces creating a warm yet refined space that is inviting and filled with charm! It is no surprise that Rylin effortlessly created the perfect sanctuary for baby Rook providing a calm, cozy and peaceful place for her to call her own! I am so in love with the sweet simplicity of this space and the timeless fresh look that it exudes.  It will not be long until we get to see those precious baby photos of Rook enjoying her little oasis at home and I can't wait!

*Love what you see? Find all detail credits and links in photo captions below.

Photo Credit: Kalyn Wilson Photography. Wood Beaded & Metal Chandelier, Pink Throw with Poms in stock at Art & Soul!

Photo Credit: Kalyn Wilson Photography. Metal/Wood Side Table in stock at Art & Soul

Metal pink basket, lamp, and weaved wall hanging (currently in stock) from Art and Soul. Dresser was painted with Annie Sloan old white chalk paint, clear wax and gold guilders paste accented on the handles
Photo Credit: Kalyn Wilson Photography

Photo Credit: Kalyn Wilson Photography

Original Custom Mixed Media Artwork by Rylin Crane with the hymn "'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus" lyrics.
All Accent Pieces Available at Art & Soul
Crib: Venetian Iron Crib - Pottery Barn, Rug: World Market, Wingback Chair: Baxton Studio

Photo Credit: Kalyn Wilson Photography

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