Bring the garden indoors with these 3 ways to have fun with flowers in your bedroom! Each of the ideas contains information on what the item is, plus tips on how to customize it and use it in your bedroom.
BONUS: Find a virtual flower garden at the bottom of this post to put you in just the right mood. Wishing you bright, blooming days! :)
What are they?
Origami or paper flowers are sheets of paper folded, glued, or cut in such a way that they look like a flower. You can make them in a variety of designs (just try a google search for ideas) and are a great way to dress up your bedroom. Stick with light pinks, blues, yellows, and purples for a classic look, or change it up with vibrant reds, oranges, and royal blues. You can even experiment with black-and-white flowers for an eye-catching contrast!
How do I use them?
1. Try attaching them to green pipe cleaners or dowel rods as "stems". Then, stick the flowers in a pretty vase and - voila!
2. Scatter the stemless paper blooms in a short basket or bowl for a lovely dresser or headboard adornment.
What is it?
Wreaths are circles of seasonal greenery and flowers (usually fake) that you can hang on doors and walls. They are a great way to bring some springy cheer into your bedroom! You can even make a wreath for each season (e.g. Christmas wreath, Valentine's wreath, spring wreath, etc). For a simple, spring wreath DIY, check out B's post here. If you want to be really creative, you could experiment with making a mini-wreath with a very small diamater to nest inside of a bigger wreath!
How do I use it?
1. Hang wreaths on your bedroom door, closet door, or on a wall that could use some dressing up!
What Are They?
Pressed flowers are real flowers that have been picked, dried, and then flattened in a heavy book over several days. Pressed flowers are very delicate but make a gorgeous decoration! Explore your yard a bit to find a variety of more traditional flowers like roses, along with smaller wildflowers (just make sure to get parent permission, and watch out for anything poisionous). If the flowers are damp when you pick them, make sure to let them dry out before pressing. Also, keep in mind that you can use any color of flowers for pressing, however, bold, vibrant colors will show up better than muted ones.
How Do I use Them?
1. After you have pressed flowers, try laminating them (or using self-seal laminating pouches) to encase them in a glossy, protective layer of clear plastic. You can even make a collage of flowers this way, all on the same sheet! Then, add your new sheet to a photo frame or hang it on the wall as-is for an always-fresh view.
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