Intro: Giant Spring Time Paper Weight/ Decore
You could bring spring in to your room with this cute flower on the window sill as a room decor or for a practical
purpose on your table to stop the papers from flying away !
Its made out of cheap and easy to find materials
old plastic bottles
an old mirror
Step 1: The Flower
Cut 2 flowers out of an old box...mark the mirror on the flower....cut a smaller circle than the mirror in one flower.
now wrap layers of paper with wall paper paste on the flower to make it strong.
Prime it and then paint black around the cut circle so that there would not be any reflections once it's place on the mirror. paste the mirror to the center of the other flower.
glue and wrap 4 barbecue sticks. hot glue it to the flower with the mirror.
paste the other flower with the cut circle on the mirror flower and stapler it. now wrap strips of paper around the edges of the flower.
gesso and paint and decorate as you like...i punched flowers and pasted and the added a bit of sequins for a bit of bling :-)
Step 2: The Stem and Pot
Cut 2 leaves out of cereal boxes and paste a wire (wrapped with floral tape) to it...like in the picture. add wall filler to it to make it strong and draw the leaf veins in it. wrap the leaves around the stem and them cover with floral tape.
Cut a small bottle in half.
Gesso the inside
I mixed white cement , plaster of paris, and wall compound with sand and water and filled the bottle bottom...then before it set which was very fast like 5 minutes...i stuck the stem in and held it for a while.
You now have a cool giant paper weight!
Please post pictures, once you make your own.. i would love to see it :-)