Use small, painted wood flowers and your favorite washi tape patterns to make this fun floral garland. Perfect for room decor or a party!
Good morning! This is Sarah again, from Bombshell Bling, and I am so excited today to give you a sneak peek into my daughter’s nursery with this Washi Tape Flower Garland tutorial.
I am putting the finishing touches on her nursery this week, which has been a VERY stretched out project, and I will be photographing and revealing it next week on my blog! (Hopefully . . . I’m a little scattered.) 😉 Please come by and check out the full reveal next week!
As for today, let’s talk about how washi tape 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 painted the room a sunny yellow for my cheery sister and 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 damaged 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 fun floral 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 was 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 will pop by my site to see her finished nursery in the next week or so! Have a lovely, washi-filled day!