Mother daughter collaborative projects in Emma's room are turning out to be a lot of fun, thanks to pinterest* For example, I found this lovely image on pinterest-
We decided to make our own version, all for about $6.
This is an easy project, perfect for a 13 year old girl like Emma. Here's how we did our version.
piece of scrap cardboard or foam core
small round doilies
small cupcake/candy paper baking liners
paint and small paintbrush
ball of yarn for pompoms
double stick tape
1. If you want the thumbtacks a different color, stick them into the scrap foamcore or cardboard to make it easier to paint them. We painted ours a bright green, 2 quick coats and they were done.
2. We decided to add some pom poms to the centers of some of our flowery shapes, so we made a handful of small ones (I love using the Clover Pom Pom makers, but there are tons of ways to make pom poms without any tools at all, do what works for you).
3. To make the doilies into flowers, I folded 4 doilies in half, then overlapped them in quarters. You can attach them to the wall with double stick tape, and then add either a pom pom or a thumbtack in the center.
4. We started placing the cupcake baking liner "small flowers" in the area designated for this installation, then filled out and fanned from there, adding the doily "big flowers", really just ad libbing as we went. I think the pom poms added some nice contrast, and we scattered those around and even addd some later on. In the end, I added the leftover thumb tacks plain, around the "branches".