Scrapbook Paper Flowers

I’ve been looking for the perfect pictures to hang above our family room sofa for over a year. And now that we’re going to be painting our fireplace and redecorating our bookshelves (thanks to you!), I decided it was finally time to do something about the dead space above the couch.

And since I never did find the perfect pictures, I decided to make them instead.

I used canvas, scrapbook paper, ric rac and ribbon and a few pieces of vintage jewelry to make these. They’re exactly what I was looking for! (And so much easier to create than my scrapbook paper map!)
First I used Amy Butler scrapbook paper and cut out flowers. The paper had flowers printed on it, so I cut out the petals. And then I also cut out some of my own flowers with coordinating paper.
Then I laid them out to see where I wanted them to go.

Next I cut my ribbon and ric rac “stems”. To adhere everything to the canvas, I put Mod Podge on the entire canvas. Then I used a craft brush to paint my ribbons with Elmer’s glue.

I glued my stems to the canvas. Next I Mod Podged the backs of my flowers, placed them on top of the stems, and went over the entire flower (stem too!) with another coat of Mod Podge.

I repeated this with all three canvases, varying the height of my flowers.

Once they were dry, I chose a few pieces of vintage costume jewelry and glued them onto the centers of some of the flowers.

And in one day, I created exactly what I wanted for above the couch!

I haven’t started painting the brick fireplace in this room yet - but if you follow me Facebook, then you’ll be the first to know when I do!
In the meantime, I’m going to be enjoying my scrapbook paper flowers…

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30 comments on “Scrapbook Paper Flowers

  1. What a GREAT idea! I love it! You are so very crafty!!!!!

  2. I love it! Very creative idea and it looks great on your wall!

  3. Those are ADORABLE!!! What a great idea. If you get a chance I would love you to link your flower wall decor up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  4. Pefect for your room!!! I love ric rac so of course you had me at ric rac, haha
    following you now.
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  5. Wow – what wonderful artwork you created!! Thanks for going step-by-step and explaining each step. I think I might give something like this a try, as I have empty space about my sofa too!

  6. I LOVE this project. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I love the colors too.

  7. Hi, I'm linking over from The 36th Ave "So You Think You Can Blog". I'm enjoying my visit & I LOVE this adorable project.

    Warmly, Michelle

  8. Very pretty artwork..love how it looks and that you have 3 boards..more interesting. Linking up via diy club.

  9. SUPER CUTE! This is such a fun and inexpensive way to create great art!

  10. I keep wanting to try an idea like this for my daughter's room. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Absolutely Adorable! What a wonderful idea. I am looking for new ways to brighten up and decorate my home. Thank-you for sharing this project!
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  12. I love this idea. I am think ing of doing it with my grandchildren or I may not wait until next summer and do a few of my own. I think that it would go so well in my office or the top of the stairs , or even in a spare bedroom. I suppose that you can tell that I really love the art. And my, oh, my, the map you did. That is something that I would have loved doing when I was homeschooling my girls.