Zebra Flower Frame

29 Apr

My dear friend Sara is moving in to her first apartment (well, in August, but um, EXCITEMENT ensues 4 months early anyway). But alas, the days of dorm room living don’t really allow for the most extensive or elaborate decor. So while it may be thrilling to stalk Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie for those awesome draw pulls that you definitely need or to pretend that you live the life of Emily from Cupcakes & Cashmere…..it probably isn’t the most realistic shopping venture for those of you who are living on a college budget which forces you to cringe and almost punch the ATM when it dares to ask if you want a receipt with your withdrawal (uh, absolutely not.)

Over the next few posts, I will be making various decorations to spice up your new living space –yes Sara, that means you get to keep whatever I make. I am going to attempt to use mostly recycled materials in effort to save cash money, so for this first venture, I am going to use leftover editions of OU’s “The Post” newspaper to create a wreath-esque picture frame contraption. It is inspired by this idea I found on http://www.apartmenttherapy.com.

Now I can use my pile of newspapers for something other than looking like a super hoarder!

What you need:
newspaper(or novel that you don’t mind tearing apart)
card stock
hot glue gun
scissor
tissue paper
ribbon
picture to frame

What to do:
Cut newspapers in half four times.


Roll up the cut piece to look like this and glue shut. Repeat this…very many times (depending on the size of your desired frame size)


Then glue the petals (yes, flower theme now) to the perimeter of a square piece of card stock like this:


Continue until the petals reach all of the way around.


Cover up the piece of card stock with another in order to cover the glue and uneven edges and create more support.


Then begin to cut the pieces of tissue paper into petal shapes.


Glue the petals around the new piece of card stock, but make sure they are close enough to the center so the picture covers up all of the uneven ends.


Put glue on the back of your picture then glue it in the center of the flower.


Finally, put a loop of ribbon on the back in order to hang the frame and you are finished!

Final Product:


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One Response to “Zebra Flower Frame”

  1. Rahh April 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m so excited to see what you come up with next!

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