Monday, February 8, 2010

Inspire Frame with Paper Flowers Tutorial

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I don't even know where my weekend went! All I know is we had some great food last night and we tried that Spicy Artichoke Dip I posted about and it was YUMMY! It is definitely a keeper! Today I am making the MOST delicous Sugar Cookies, and guess what?! They are made with Whole Wheat flour! They are to die for seriously! I will post about them tomorrow! So be sure to check back tomorrow for that recipe!

Okay on to my "inspire" Frame...I really enjoyed making this project. This project literally cost me $2.00 to make at the most and it is so simple anyone can make this! Okay here we go!

Supplies Needed:

1 - 8.5 x 11" frame (it's called a document frame and I got mine at the dollar store)

1 piece of black cardstock

1 piece of scrapbook paper (i used sheet music paper for mine)

3 black buttons

1 - 12 x 12" piece of black vinyl

Hot glue

Distressing Ink

Step 1: Take the insides out of your frame. You aren't going to use the glass or anything just the frame itself.

Step 2: Draw about 5 circles for each flower. Ranging from large to small. So you need to cut 15 circles out that go from large to small for each flower. (you want to have 1 large flower, 1 medium flower and 1 small flower)

Step 3: Cut out your circles

Step 4: Scrunch up each circle into a ball and then undo it. This makes it have more texture and looks more like a flower.

Step 5: ink the edges of each of your circles.

Step 6: Starting with your biggest circle, hot glue the next size circle on top of your large circle and then repeat until you have about 5 circles on top of each other. Do this so you have three flowers total. One large flower, one medium flower, and one small flower

Step 7: hot glue your buttons to the middle of each flower.

Step 8: Cut out a black piece of cardstock and hot glue your flower onto the cardstock. Do this for each flower

Step 9: Arrange your flowers on your frame however you like and then hot glue them in place.

Step 10: Cut the word "inspire" out of vinyl with your Cricut Cartridge "home accents" I cut mine 2 1/2 inches tall and it is about 10 inches wide. (if you don't have a cricut machine, you can definitely find already cut out vinyl at your local craft store)

Step 11: Hang your frame on the wall.

Step 12: Place your vinyl in the middle of your frame directly onto the wall.

And your done!!!


Unknown said...

this is gorgeous!!! I am making this later in the month! thank you!!!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I really love how you used the sheet music! Grat ideas! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

Shannon said...

Why not stick the vinyl sticker on the glass instead of the wall? That way you can move it if you need to. Just a thought.

Room to Inspire said...

Okay, I am in love with those flowers. I will have to try to make some of those soon!


Expressions by Heather said...

Those flowers are so cool!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back next week to see which links from this week are featured, and to add your new links! said...

I really like the music paper you used. I have developed a "thing" for music prints. Which is ironic since I have no musical talent at all. Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

Kimberly said...

So glad for the tutorial! I've always admired these. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca @ Better Life Bags said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I used it on my blog! (linked to this post, of course)

So cute!