Spring on the outside, spring on the inside

One of the crappy things about working freelance is your paycheck may sometimes be at the mercy of people less organized than you. Case in point, I was asked to make an arrangement out of huge branches painted white.  Unfortunately the person went MIA and now I have a small snow white forest in my craft area. But not being deterred (and not particularly feeling like lugging them all outside), I decided to use them as decor in my house. So here is my DIY wall art, that took no time or money at all. Full how-to after the jump. Allons-y!

Supplies Sizing Down Cut out Fluff up Flower

Side View

What You’ll Need:

Painted branches
Tissue paper (since this was spur of the moment I used the colors I had on hand)
Stapler
Scissors
Green pipe cleaners

Using a couple of different templates for making different types of tissue paper flowers, I halved the size because I wanted smaller flowers.

Out of all the branches I had, the one I used had the most smaller branches coming off to make it look like a real tree so I went with that.

Close up

Close up of orange flower

I attached the tissue paper flowers with green pipe cleaners to the branches. I wanted it to look like spring so I added them sporadically and the green pipe cleaners look like leaves.

Sorry the quality is so bad, the paint in my apartment combined with the crazy lighting can be less than stellar

Sorry the quality is so bad, the paint in my apartment combined with the crazy lighting can be less than stellar

And there you have it! When life gives you lemons…add ice, vodka, and go make something!

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