Being a graphic/web designer is not always all it's cracked up to be, but when I get to create something without restrictions, that's when it really gets fun. Even if it's just something simple. So, I came up with what I call Monster Printables and Monster Webstuff. The idea is that every now and then I'll create something for you to download and print or to use on your own website - for free of course!
Today is a printable PDF template for making your own paper wallflowers. The best part is that you can use any color or pattern of paper that you want.
Scroll to the bottom of the post to download the PDF template!
Stuff you need:
- pencil and eraser
- push-pins or flat thumbtacks
Download the pattern and save it to your compy. Open it up, print it out on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper. Grab your scissors and cut out the three flowers along the dotted lines. Once you have the shapes cut out you can trace those with a sharpie onto a thicker piece of plastic or cardboard so you'll have something firmer to work with. Next, find yourself some paper that you ♥. I used double-sided scrapbook paper.
Take your plastic/cardboard cutouts and trace them with a pencil onto the paper you want to use for your flowers. Trace as many as you want then carefully cut them out. After they're all cut out erase any of the pencil lines that are visible on the flowers' edge.
What you should now have is a bunch of cute flowers with flat petals. To curl the petals just roll each one around a pencil then flatten them out a bit until you're happy with the amount of curl.
On the back of each flower glue a small push pin or flat thumbtack. You can use any glue you like, I think I used hot glue 'cause it dries fast. Once the pins are glued on and dry, you're done. Stick 'em up on the wall!
March 09, 2011 UPDATE:
Hey guys! These 'lil wallflowers have been SUPER popular, and that makes me SUPER happy! I just wanted to add that if you don't want to use thumbtacks (and put a million little holes in your walls) then try using glue dots, or double-sided tape to adhere them to the wall instead - that way, no holes!
Let me know if you'd be interested in more printables and webstuff. :O)
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