3D Flower Wall Art

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Early in my pregnancy I had some complications that luckily ended up resolving without an issue, but resulted in a few weeks of “not-quite-bed-rest”, as I like to call it.  I was restricted from lifting pretty much anything and had to spend a lot of time with my feet up, so I got started on a few crafty nursery art projects to help pass the time.

Materials

  • Flower craft punch from Michael’s
  • scrapbooking paper and wrapping paper
  • glue gun
  • multicolored mini brads
  • straight pins
  • 12 x 12 Ribba frame from Ikea

To display the 3D artwork I had to use a shadowbox frame.  All of Ikea’s square Ribba frames can be mounted with our without a shadowbox display, and I like to match all the wall frames in a room.

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The craft punch cuts out four different shapes that are glued together to make the flower:

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I cut out four different shades of cardstock and separated everything into different piles:

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The layers of cardstock were too thick to fit the brad through, so using a straight pin I attached each of my flowers layer by layer, and then put the mini brads through the hole made by the pin:

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After the flowers were assembled, I put a bead of hot glue on the back of each one and attached them to a piece of cardstock already inside of the framing matte, to make sure everything was straight.

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And now, for the finished product:

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Bright, cheerful, and it cost about $18 to make.  Exactly what we were going for.  This is how it looks on the wall in the nursery:

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It definitely brightens things up, and should be stimulating for an infant to gaze at.  In Part II I’ll share the 3D button art above it.  Happy New Year!

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