How to craft pinwheel flowers that make your walls pop #Do It Yourself#crafts#decor#flowers#no damage decor#walls Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Mar 4 2011) Guest post by Sandy Ervin Offbeat Bride readers may know Sandy as Robot In Bloom, but now she's got a tutorial for how to make your own wall blooms. These fun pinwheel flowers are super easy, really cute, and totally versatile! They're a bit like those new vinyl wall decals, but much more affordable — and in 3D! To make your own pinwheel flowers: First find some rad papers you'd like to display in your offbeat home. You can find endless colors and patterns online and at any craft or scrapbook store. I like working with cardstock because it's more sturdy, but regular scrapbook paper is great too. Procure floral wire, a set of pliers with a wire cutter, and find some cool buttons. Next, decide how big you'd like your flowers to be. I like to make a variety of sizes for visual interest, but you can just keep it to one size if you'd like. Once you've chosen your diameter(s), go ahead and freestyle a petal shape… It's really not as scary as it sounds! It should look a bit like a barbell — wider at the ends and narrower in the middle. It doesn't have to be perfect, but try to make sure it's pretty symmetrical. You can round the ends or make them into points — use your imagination! Related Post 6 ways to use strings of twinkle lights all year long Hands up: how many Homies have a cadre of Christmas lights boxed up somewhere? Sounds like you have some project ideas to brainstorm this weekend... Read more Once you have your petal shape, cut it out and use it as a template for your other petals. Trace and cut out at least five petal shapes per flower. You can totally cut more petals, but I wouldn't recommend any less than five per flower. Take floral wire and pierce the center of each petal shape. I like to do this on a soft surface (I use a folded washcloth) because it makes it easier and safer to stab through. You wouldn't want to scratch your tabletops or interrupt your crafting to rush to the hospital for a tetanus shot, would you? Me neither. Next, take a piece of floral wire and fold it in half. Place each end through the holes of a button and pinch the ends together with the pliers. Take your paper petals and thread them onto the wire through the holes you pierced earlier. Once you have all five (or more) petal shapes on the floral wire, fan them out so that they create a full circle of petals and form a flower. Turn the flower over and spread the ends of the floral out (like a brad or a fastener on a business envelope) to keep the petals secure against the button. After you've completed all your flowers, go ahead and attach them to the wall with your preferred method of stickiness. Since I'm in an apartment, I use those removable adhesive things and they work great! You can change up your paper flowers as the mood strikes you — or you can change them with the holidays. It's all up to you! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Sandy Ervin I'm the owner and designer of Robot In Bloom, a fun design company that makes paper flowers for weddings, home decor, and special events! I'm also a former featured Offbeat Bride and an Offbeat Bride vendor. I really love creating custom paper florals for my clients no matter how wacky or traditional! I believe everyone should express themselves through art, and if they need help -- I'm there! http://www.robotinbloom.com PREVIOUS Five-minute fashion: the left coast layers NEXT Alice Lasertron's Montessori-inspired bedroom will rock your world Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Sweet! Love the terrariums, too! (I would love a tutorial on those!) Reply These are cute, thanks! Reply awesome!!!! and i totally have that pink towel! hahah Reply Heck you could even trace those wooden water ice paddle spoons for the petals. Reply I love this tutorial. My husband and I are apartment dwellers and are always looking for non-permanent ways to decorate our walls without getting into the painting-without-landlord's-permission hate spiral. I will definitely have to try this out. Thank you for the wonderful idea! Reply Awesome! I just got my Papersource catalog in today and was looking at similar flowers in it, and wishing I knew how to make them. Talk about timing! Reply These are a perfect project to do with my daughter for her room! Thanks! Reply I am going to try these today. Simple, fun and pretty! Weeee! Thanks! Reply These are adorable! I think I have a new project… Reply Ooo I can't wait to try this! I've been looking for interesting ways to brighten up the walls. 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