We have returned from our wonderful UK getaway and I can’t wait to share some photos and a recap with you guys (probably later this week).
As promised when I did the nursery reveal, I wanted to show you all how I made the paper flowers for above Everly’s crib.
There are TONS of tutorials out there on Pinterest, so I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, here. I’ll just refer you to the tutorial I used and give you a few tips I picked up along the way.
I used this tutorial, which actually uses large sheets of crepe paper. I have no idea where to find those and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on this, so I used tissue paper that I already had on hand.
Basically, each flower is made up of three layers, and each layer is a different size.
I used one sheet of tissue paper for each layer. I did 3 different sizes of flowers; for the large flowers, I used a full sized piece of tissue paper for the outside layer, approximately a 3/4 sized piece for the layer #2, and a piece that was a little less than half sized for the inside layer. And I just scaled down the size about a 1/4 sheet for the medium size, and about 1/4 sheet more yet for the smallest size. You get the idea. I know it probably sounds like you would use a crazy amount of tissue paper, but you can usually make good use of the scraps you cut off for other flowers.
I cut some of my flowers with rounded edges, and some of them with pointed edges for a different look. I think the pointed flowers were my favorite. Obviously if you want the center of your flower to be a different color, you’ll want to make sure that layer #3 is a contrasting color from layer #1 and #2.
The next step is to stack the layers and accordion fold them. Then you’ll make another ‘stack’ exactly like the one you just made and tie them together in the middle with a twist tie or floral wire. Then you fan out and fluff up each layer. I attached the largest flowers to the wall with command strips and the medium and small ones with double sided tape. It doesn’t take much to keep these babies on the wall. And on the plus side, I don’t have to worry about Everly getting injured if one fell of the wall. Yep, hanging stuff above a crib makes me a bit nervous.
These are such easy and cheap decorations that have a HUGE impact. They would make a perfect backdrop behind a dessert table or photo booth!