Brown Paper Flowers Decorated Frame

30-45 Minutes
Want to dress up a plain picture frame from the dollar store? How about adding some lovely flowers and stems totally hand made out of brown paper.
Here's what you'll need to add some pizazz to a picture frame:
brown paper roll
To get started, you'll need to cut a 2 inch wide strip of brown paper from the roll. You can either crunch the strip now or do it after you cut smaller strips of 2"x1" to make the petals . . . all freehand. Crunching the brown paper helps to relax and soften it and make it more pliable while adding a crumbly texture. Because it's freehand, imagine what a flower petal looks like and manipulate the paper strips to make each petal to form the shape you like best. Pinch one end and shape the petal with your hand into a nice pointy end while twisting the other end to form a small stem. Adding a little water helps with the shaping.
Once all of your petals are made, about 12 to a flower, it's time to assemble. Cut a round small disk from the brown paper and glue the petals down in the 3,6,9,& 12 positions and then in between those points, filling in all spaces.
Add shorter petals on top and between the first set of petals.
I made little crumpled balls to place in the center of the flower. And twisted more brown paper to make the stem and glued on leaves.
Not too crazy about the photo in the frame, but I'm liking how the flowers and stems turned out. And oh, what a great recycle craft using brown paper bags, instead. This is truly an adorable rustic fall look anyone can make!

Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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