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This wall hanging will bring just the right bit of spring and summer to my grand daughter’s room through the long, cold winter months ahead.
The supplies I gathered were: metal coat hanger, scrap piece of cardstock, string, stapler, Great Tape, ribbons, tulle, a ring for a hanger, and, of course, flowers made from handmade paper.
I cut the flowers using the Sizzix Tattered Florals die. The piece of cardstock measures 10″ x 3 3/4″. I scored the cardstock at 1 1/4″ and 2 1/2″. Next, I measured the largest flower to determine where to hang the strings along the length of the cardstock.
My largest flower measured about 3″ across, so I spaced the strings 1 1/2″ apart, and marked that spacing along the cardstock. The strings I used measured about a yard. I didn’t need them that long, but it’s easier to cut off excess that try to add length 🙂 I stapled the strings to the bottom edge of the cardstock. This is hidden when the project is finished, so no need to be too neat and fussy.
Next, I folded the stapled edge toward the center of the cardstock and used Great Tape from USArtQuest to secure it in place. I cut the bottom from a metal coat and curled the ends to make loops for hanging. Then, I laid the hanger in the remaining fold. Again, I used Great Tape to secure this edge, and folded it over to conceal the staples and make a channel for the hanger.
Now, the fun part—adding the flowers. Each flower is glued to an exact duplicate, with the string sandwiched between them. I started at the top and worked my way down, randomly adding flowers of different sizes and colors.
I added a ring to the center of the tulle and ribbons with a lark’s head knot and finished the wall hanging by tying the tulle and ribbons into the loops on the ends of the hanger.
There are many ways you could adapt this project. How about using hearts for Valentine’s Day? You could use Christmas-themed cut-outs and add jingle bells to the bottom of each string. I’d love to hear your ideas for changing this up—leave a comment.
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