I love a craft that starts with FREE.

Oh, good.

You, too?

Let me show you what I did.

I had a couple of big blank walls in the craft room that needed filling and I tried several things that didn’t really work. So I:

  • hung a vintage chair on the wall that I found at an antique shop
  • added a giant basket to the corner
  • placed the rolling baskets in front of the window
  • and made something big and awesome and amazing for FREE

I took a sign that I already had leftover from this room I created at the farmhouse. It had bright colors and alphabet letters and didn’t really fit in this house anymore. But if I turned it vertically and painted it white, it was the perfect thing to fill the leftover blank space on the wall.

But a plain white sign?

Not so cute.

That is…..

….until I made this.

Yep. A book page flower piece of artwork. Kind of a flower art installation for spring. I made it under an hour with my painted white sign and a few book pages. I’m SO HAPPY with how it turned out. It was so easy to make and here’s the step-by-step.

How To Make Book Page Flower Art

Step 1: Start with a blank canvas

This is the sign that I started with.

It’s 48″ long and 24″ wide and framed with wood pieces. Here’s how we built a similar sign and framed it out with wood.

We just painted the middle of the sign white and used it as a base for the flower art.

If you don’t have an old wood sign like this?

Here are a few ideas for a base you could use:

  • a piece of wood painted white
  • a set of large canvases
  • an old piece of artwork you could paint over in a frame
  • a chalkboard
  • a set of large trays

Step 2: Trace and Cut Out Flowers

I just drew a flower outline on a book page and cut it out.

It doesn’t need to be perfect because you are going to crinkle it.

This flower measures 5″ across.

This is the large flower is the one you’ll use for the base of the flowers.

Step 3: Cut out three different sizes

You’ll need 36 flowers of each size.

I repeated step 2 for a medium-size flower and smaller-size flower.

It works really well if you cut out 6-7 pages at the same time.

Step 4: Lay flowers across the top

After all the flowers are cut out, line up four flower across the top.

Step 5: Lay out flowers down the side

Then line up 9 flowers going down the side.

Step 6: Fill in the rest of the flowers

Fill in the rest of the flowers in a grid.

Crinkle the flowers before you lay them down.

Then add a tiny bit of hot glue to each one and glue in place.

Step 7: Add the second layer of flowers

Crinkle the medium size flowers.

Turn slightly so they are off-center from the base flowers.

Then add a tiny bit of hot glue to each one and glue in place.

Step 8: Add the third layer of flowers

Crinkle the smallest flowers.

Turn slightly so they are off-center from the medium flowers.

Then add a tiny bit of hot glue to each one and glue in place.

Keep gluing and crinkling until all your flowers are finished.

That’s it.

See what I mean?

Free. Free. Freeity. Free.

The artwork is finished.

The blank wall is filled.

It’s coming up flowers in the craft room and spring is here.

Life is amazing. 🙂

And now? For a little more inspiration? 

Here are some fun flower craft projects from some of my favorite crafty friends.

 

Tatertots and Jello

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DIY Floral Monogram Tumbler with Cricut

It’s almost iced coffee season! Let’s make a pretty DIY floral monogram tumbler with Cricut that’s perfect for your Spring and Summer drinks. This tropical-themed tumbler features a layered vinyl design, and you can customize the colours to suit your style.

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DIY Floral Monogram Tumbler with Cricut

It’s almost iced coffee season! Let’s make a pretty DIY floral monogram tumbler with Cricut that’s perfect for your Spring and Summer drinks. This tropical-themed tumbler features a layered vinyl design, and you can customize the colours to suit your style.

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Want to know how to decorate your home for free?
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Comments

  1. Image for Kristin Kristin

    This is such a beautiful idea! Love how it turned out! I can’t wait to share this post with my followers in my Sunday round up “From My Neck of the Woods.”

  2. Image for Tina K Phillips Tina K Phillips

    I know what I'm making this weekend!!! The only way this could possibly be any cuter is if the very edges of the flowers were maybe inked up a bit. But this plain white is oh so gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspo!!

  3. Image for Maria Maria

    Oh I just love this! It's so easy I can do it. AND, this gives me a great idea to do a similar project with some craft paper with my grandchildren. They will have so much fun and I'm sure it will be incredibly colorful and perfect! Thanks so much for the inspiration:)

  4. Image for Carrie Davis Carrie Davis

    Ooh! Big love! Maybe it was because I just finished being dragged down the road by my golden doodle, Big Ralph, but I see this same artwork but with PAWPRINTS !! (Hahaha) Another idea I had was using cameos of my kids!!! Cut out their little silhouettes- although mine are now 24 and 21! Have a happy Friday and thanks for sending me down the creativity path !!! Love the ideas.

  5. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    That looks so perfect there, KA! Well done! Loved your recommendations - the edible flowers, wow - and she gave credit where her idea came from, and I adored the video tutorial of the lady where the inspiration was begun. I absolutely want to try that soon. Those pansies look just like the ones from my garden! Loved it! Have a great weekend.

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