Continuing on the journey of exploring the projects in my daugther’s Sweet Baby Girl Nursery, today I am going to show you how I made this Washi Tape Flower Garland tutorial. I love it because it helped me fill up a wall-sized bulletin board with a little flair!
We are living in my childhood home right now to save money, and my baby girl is in my sister’s old bedroom. Twenty years ago my mom pasted cork board to most of an entire section of wall so that my sister would put pictures of all of her friends up. (Remember how cool that was in middle school and high school? Bulletin boards and lockers COVERED with pictures of your friends!)
When I decided to give the room a makeover for my divalicious little gal I realized that I would have to tear the cork board off of the wall in order to take it down, which would undoubtedly damage the wall. I am sooooo not interested in dealing with that! I am absolutely a fake DIY-er. I will decorate it to look pretty, but dealing with drywall repair? Ummm no. I don’t think so! (Plus, seriously….a full wall of cork board in a kid’s room? Pretty fabulously fun idea, Mom!)
It would be pretty simple to fill up this cork board wall for my son, because he is always doing a million art projects, but my girl isn’t quite to this stage, so for now I decided to print out pictures of her with her favorite people and to decorate the cork board wall with garlands and interesting textures to fill up the space. I had pom poms and fringe, but I wanted something more. Enter the Washi Tape Flower Garland.
I remembered that I had some wooden flower shapes with holes in them in the basement. I believe I found them on Pick Your Plum, but I am sure they sell similar things at any big box craft store. I spray painted the wooden flowers white and gathered up all of my Washi Tape that would match the room’s existing decor, along with some cute Baker’s Twine.
To decorate the flowers I simply placed three different strips of Washi over each flower. Every flower is unique.
Next I took my scissors and carefully trimmed off the excess Washi Tape. A bit tedious, yes, but it went more quickly than I had anticipated!
All done! It was THAT simple! I did add a thin layer of Mod Podge to keep the Washi from peeling up later.
Finally I tied the flowers to the Baker’s Twine. I measured out how much I needed to use to stretch it across my cork board at the angle that I liked and then just divided the space evenly.
Let’s see it in action! I think it turned out pretty cute!
My little girl is completely enamored by it, which is the most important thing. She always follows me around saying, “What are you doing??” over and over and OVER all day long. This day when she asked as I was hanging this garland up I replied, “Making pretties for your room.” She lit up and said, “Oooooohhhhhh PRETTIES! Thank you, Mama!” First spontaneous “thank you” I have ever gotten from her! The girl does love her “pretties” in any form! 🙂
I hope that you are inspired by this idea, and I hope that you have a lovely day!
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