Paper Flowers, Paper Hearts, Chopsticks and Spoons: Get Artsy with your Walls

Art, DIY

I have been pinning fun DIY projects for a rainy day… and the recent trend (on my Pinterest board) is paper and recycled materials used for wall art.

Here are my favourites:

I’m obsessed with the very pricey Juju hats from Cameroon… and have always wanted one for my wall. Until I get over to Cameroon for a real one, both to expand my cultural knowledge and to support the local economy, I might have to make do with a paper version that is almost as lovely.

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The site The Enchanted Petal has some beautiful paper DIY projects, including a step by step for making these great pieces.

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Similarly, you can create beautiful wysteria flowers … to make your home look like an Anthropologie floor display:

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Check out the handy tutorial here.

If you’re into ornate mirrors, try making a sunburst mirror from chopsticks, or … spoons. Cut the tops off the spoons and spray paint them for a great textured piece.

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Paper is also a party perfect friend for easy festive decorations. Although you can buy ready-made pom poms made of tissue paper, there are a multitude of options for online instruction.

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Last, but not least, paper hearts make great decor items when framed. We had optioned having a paper-heart guest book at our wedding and then framing all the signed hearts as a memento from our day.

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As the days get colder, make some tea or hot cocoa (or wine, let’s be honest) and get crafting!

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