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Decorative Designer Decor

Designer Christmas decor? Yes! Rustic Vintage wedding? Yes!
I'm going to admit I have a couple addictions, shoes, and DIY. So whenI get creative things like Decorative Designer Decor coming into being...
Some of you may have noticed, but if you haven’t, I’m going to admit that I have a couple of addictions…shoes and DIY. I shouldn’t go into places like Hobby Lobby, DSW or Kohls with a wallet. The temptation is too great–at least that’s what my hubby says, but who listens to your hubby anyway? Okay, sometimes I do, but when falls rolls around and I get the even bigger itch to start creating, it’s a lost cause–or I am. lol
So keeping in tune with feeding my addiction, I walked through Hobby Lobby, and inspiration struck yet again. You see, not only are the holidays approaching, but also my oldest recently became engaged. Why does this matter? Because I was told, I could help on the decor side of things. *happy dance* My new daughter-in-law to be, doesn’t realize yet what’s coming her way, but I’m sure by the time the holidays get closer she’ll figure it out. *snicker*
And here’s where the inspiration hit–a dual purpose piece of decor that can be used during the holiday season, and also for a Rustic Vintage Wedding.
I started with your basic styrofoam balls in various sizes, because who doesn’t like to mix things up a little? I prefer to use the rule of three, or anything odd because it just seems to work together better.
Next up was 12×12 sized paper that came together in a large pad with various designs, along with some decorate 6×6 pads that I chose because I wanted to mix it up a little.
I already had my handy dandy flower paper punch and found that cutting the 12×12 paper down to strips of 1.5 inches worked well with my punch to get the most flowers out of it without too much trouble or waste. But yes, there will be waste on the paper, you can’t get around it or at least I didn’t because my time is more valuable than paper.
It also lined up perfectly with my punch so I could move through the stacks quickly.
I gathered up petite pearl topped pins, which I purchased from Hobby Lobby as well, and placed two cut flower pieces together to form a 3D flower. I poked the pin through the center and bent the flower forms forward to give them a more realistic appearance along with turning the flowers slightly, so it appeared full.
And yes I poked myself a few times while doing this, but in my defense, I was watching TV at the time and wasn’t looking down. I’m calling it multitasking; the hubby calls it something else, but we won’t go there because no one wants a hubby’s head to get too big because they were right.
It was easier to load up a few pins first then start pressing them into the styrofoam balls. And yes again I get it in the picture above these aren’t petite pins, that’s because I was using a 6-inch ball and I could get away with some longer ones.
I also found that it worked best to keep it more uninformed, so I didn’t waste too many overlapping flowers by creating a circle around the ball first. I then created a second circle breaking it up into fourths.
Adding in the pinned flowers from there went pretty quick as I just visually spaced them with some overlapping pieces. I purposely purchased white styrofoams balls so it’d be less noticeable if there were any gaps.
This part of the process is a bit tedious, but like I said earlier, I was multitasking, so for me, it was a mindless task that I didn’t mind doing.
And the end result? Well, you tell me what you think, but we all know I wouldn’t be sharing this post if it didn’t turn out beautifully. Now I’ve got some Christmas decor as well as Rustic Vintage Wedding Centerpieces.
I'm likimg the strip of blue ribbon, what about you?
Yup, from nothing to something. Enjoy this little piece of heaven like I did. And watch for my Christmas DIY posts and I’ll show you how you can turn them into ornaments as well. Check out my blog post for more pics.

Materials used for this project:

  • Styrofoam balls (various sizes)   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Petite Pins   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Crafting paper (12x12)   (Hobby Lobby)
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To see more: http://www.lisasscribbles.com/decorative-designer-decor/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Katy Bowss
    Katy Bowss Woodbridge, VA
    on Oct 30, 2016

    Wow, brings back some memories. I remember making these when I was a child. Of course we did not have the punch tool, we used prepackaged beads and flowers with straight pins. Love your idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Zina
    Zina Newberry Springs, CA
    on Oct 31, 2016

    Adore these, amazing, thank you so much for sharing.

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Oct 31, 2016

    So cute!!

  • Sandra Allen
    Sandra Allen
    on Nov 5, 2016

    Not only are they adorable but you live in an amazing state! I went through a few years back and fell in love with Wallace...would live there in a heartbeat if I could.

  • Teresarileypa
    Teresarileypa Downingtown, PA
    on Nov 5, 2016

    Love this!

  • Helen Hicks
    Helen Hicks United Kingdom
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Oh going to do this for sure.Got the pins on my shopping list right now.Thanks for posting this.

  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Beautiful. I love this :)

  • Sonia Morrow
    Sonia Morrow Ireland
    on Nov 6, 2016

    WOW,those are absolutely AMAZING. Well done Lisa L.

  • Weedinwoman54
    Weedinwoman54 Smyrna, TN
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Really cute

  • Npm Nppmwatch
    Npm Nppmwatch
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Brilliant! As kids, 50+ years ago, we used this same technique using sequins on smaller styrofoam balls for tree ornaments. Velvet ribbon served as section dividers and to lend texture. Boy, do they sparkle... Pins, however, in such concentrated use, do get heavy and I recall our thumbs getting sore from pushing them in! But they last... I still have them.

  • Dennisandjudie
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Could you use old Christmas cards for the flower? Would they compare to the thickness of purchased card stock?

    • Author Lisa L Wiedmeier
      Author Lisa L Wiedmeier Boise, ID
      on Nov 6, 2016

      I'd give it a go! You just have to get your flower punch through it, so I think it would be close to the same. What a great idea!

  • Emogene Fugate Eldridge
    Emogene Fugate Eldridge Mount Sterling, OH
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Love the idea. When I was room parent I used the pins with miniature marshmallows with star sequins. If you store them a paper sack they will last for years. NO PLASTIC

  • Carol Bowers
    Carol Bowers
    on Nov 6, 2016

    No thanks.

  • Raqrios
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Beautiful I am going tomake them for my granddaughters baby shower. Is there another to make the flowers?

    • Author Lisa L Wiedmeier
      Author Lisa L Wiedmeier Boise, ID
      on Nov 6, 2016

      Hobby Lobby and Michael's have all different kinds of paper punches. They even have some that are butterflies, which would be super cute for a baby shower. :) I've also tried a different method to make the flowers, and the punch worked best.

  • H. Pitts
    H. Pitts Flowery Branch, GA
    on Nov 6, 2016


  • Ktreas2
    on Nov 6, 2016

    The remaining cut out paper strip could be used as a border for wrapped packages, journal pages, dup envelopes, and well you get the idea. Definitely not wasted paper.

  • Pumpuser7664
    on Nov 6, 2016

    My thoughts exactly Ktreas2! As I was reading the post and saw the blue ribbon, couldn't you have used them as a stencil?

  • Haynkookie51
    on Nov 6, 2016

    Answer to how the petals were cut... by using a flower shaped punch.

  • Yvonne_dail
    on Nov 6, 2016

    I would use the beautiful cardboard boxes from tissues that are empty ........some of them are quite artsy.

    • Paula Strong
      Paula Strong Princeton Junction, NJ
      on Nov 7, 2016

      I think cardboard boxes would be too stiff. You have to bend the flower back a little. Also, if you're using a punch, it's a lot harder to get through. I guess it's worth a try.

  • Emmawilliams1
    Emmawilliams1 Emory, TX
    on Nov 6, 2016

    So darn cute!!! Maybe if my newly wed granddaughter has a shower, I will certainly try this one!!!!

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