So, let's talk about Pinterest. Pinterest is a wonderful fount of ideas. You can find almost anything on there. Do you want to learn how to sew a jumpsuit? There is something on Pinterest for it. Want to try making a gluten free cake out of sweet potato? There is a pin for that.
waste spend a large amount of time on Pinterest. So I've decided to document my efforts to recreating some Pinterest ideas I have found. At the end, I will decide if they were a failure or a triumph.
Aren't they pretty? My friend "E" bought them for her room and they are gorge! I decided that since I am poor AF, I was going to try to recreate these things with items from my own house with the wonderful instruction on pinterest. (Lord help me)
First, I needed to find some paper flower tutorials on pinterest. Luckily, there are many resources. Then I found some frames from my house, some old books, and started the project.
If you don't have old frames or books around, second hand stores or thrift/antique shops are an excellent place to go. Super inexpensive and many things to chose from usually! And let's be real, antique stores and "thrifting" are so in right now it's ridiculous.
Goodbye book, you are being sacrificed for the greater good.
Attempting to do these tutorials wrecked my fingers. Eventually I will do so many crafts with hot glue that I will wreck my fingertips and my fingerprints will be non-existent.
I got no good pictures of the process, but essentially you cut out paper in the shape of petals- similar to a "0" shape, but with one side being more pointy. You all know what petals look like.
You cut MANY of them in different sizes- I had roughly about 35-40 petals for the two roses. The other flower was much simpler. ANYWHO...
Cut out the paper petals and lay them out by size. This will help you figure out where and when to glue them.
Now, do you have a means of gluing things together? You do? Excellent. I used a hot glue gun. For the middle section, make a cone shape with your smallest petal. Secure it with hot glue and then continue to wrap the smaller petals around it until you get a decent sized middle shape.
You see that blob on my thumb? Hot glue. It's a necessary evil. #ihatehowiloveyou #whydoyouhurtme
After that- again I wished I had been able to take better photos- you role the larger sized petals with a pencil to get a little curl to them. Afterwards, you start to fold them around your center cone guy.
You should end up with something similar to this! Glue as you go, and PLEASE try not to burn yourself.
After following several tutorials and winging it, I am pretty happy with my results!
It doesn't suck!!
Look at how majestic it is.
SO PRETTY MUCH CUTE
Now I just have to decide who will actually be gifted with these items. Because I have no space on my walls for it.
Hope my adventures into pinterest crafting inspire you to try some for yourself!