Every once in a while I find myself clicking through blogs, or link parties with 5 bazillion thumbnails of projects, and I keep winding up at the same blogs again and again. I am invariably drawn to the projects these bloggers do. Kim, from Too Much Time on My Hands is one of those bloggers. (which I think it is a B.S. name for her blog, because if she can do all of these wonderful projects, be a wife and mom and still has too much time on her hands…. well, it’s possible that she’s a pod person or an alien, or a robot or something…)
Hey there lovely V Spot readers! I am so excited to be visiting over here at Vivienne’s pad today.
I’m Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands
That’s my blog where I share diy and crafty projects.
|Anthro Knock Off Dresser|
I love revamping and upcyclying “old” items to make them mine.
This is one of my favorite projects and I have a super easy tute for you to follow if you’d like to make it.
They were easy to make, cost next to nothing, don’t need water, and never die
I made these beauties with some pages of sheet music from books I picked up at Goodwill. I think I paid $1 for both of them, and they will serve me well for at least 4 or 5 projects.
This really was easy (minus those darn hot glue burns). The entire project only took about 45 minutes.
sheets of paper (colors, book pages, sheet music)
1. I used two tones of paper for a bit more interest in the final product
2. Cut large circles from your paper and spiral cut each one
3. Start rolling at the outer edge
4. Keep on rolling, don’t let go…those suckers unfurl faster than you can say, “UGH!”
5. When you get all the way to the middle pop a dot of glue on the circle
6. Secure it to the bottom of the flower
7. WAIT, let go very slowly and carefully and let the bloom unfold to your desired size-BUT DON’T LET GO ALL THE WAY!
8. Strategically put dots of glue throughout the flower petals. Test it by letting go just a tiny bit to be sure it won’t unfurl completely and make you shout d*@#&!
I probably needed about 5 or 6 extra spots of glue to keep each flower together
9. Place your branches in your vase and glue on the blooms
I love it! I am glad I used two different tones of paper. I like the aged feel of the dark flowers.
I am not responsible for any second degree burns you get while trying to glue the flowers together.
P.S. Be Careful
Come over and say hi sometime and thanks for having me, Viv!
You are welcome! Kim is fabulous and I highly recommend you head over and check out her blog. I guarantee you’ll come away inspired. I know I do!
Nicole@Thrifty Decorating says
I love this!!!
The Answer Is Chocolate says
I can never have too many paper flowers or instructions on how to make them! These are great. I am determimed to master this technique but they always seem to unravel on me 🙁
Very cool! I’m gonna have to try em, I keep seeing them on blogs but I never do it!
I think these flowers are so cute. There is a wreath I saw at Target that I wanted to copy with them. I decided that would take WAY too long since it required like a million of these suckers. Maybe I will do this instead. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Off to visit Kim.
Johanson Family says
I’ve seen something like this on pinterest and LOVE LOVE LOVE The idea!! What a fun guest post!! Thanks for introducing Kim!! heading to her blog now! 🙂
Love the music sheet flowers!! Looks so easy to make! I will have to give it a go
Mumbai Flowers says
Regards for all your efforts that you have put in this. very interesting information.
How do you spiral cut