Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Upcycled Cardboard and Tissue Paper Flower Wall

Pin It
Inspiration usually comes from the oddest of places for me. This one wasn't so much as an odd place as an odd idea. I saw something like this on a wall in a cute little shop by me. I couldn't stop thinking of it, so I had to do it. I had a super uninspired wall in one of the bedrooms and some corrugated cardboard rolls laying around, so I figured I would try it!
 These cardboard rolls are usually used for packing. Like placing them in between plates and what not.
 So, I decided to throw up the roll on the wall in my own little version.  I just measured each column from molding to ceiling and stapled it in place to the wall.
 For the columns that couldn't fit the whole piece, I got a 'sample' piece that was the width I needed, and then used it as a guide to cut the cardboard in half.
 I had to splice some up a little to work around a few switches. It looks funny now, but once the flowers are added, you can't tell :)
 For the molding on the doors, I had to cut a little silhouette in the cardboard. Once again, ugly now...will be hidden later :)
 I have this weird thing with buying a ton of white tissue paper during the holiday clearance times. I don't know why, I have so much already, but I always buy more. So, I had a ton of these on hand to use to make flowers.
 I just rolled the paper into little rosettes and hot glued them to the wall. I also used some coffee filters for the bigger flowers to add a little difference.
 At first, it looked very unfinished and a little industrial and random. But with the rosettes and flowers added, it turned out super cute. It may not be some people's style...but I love it. It's just fun and definitely different :)
 I think I may end up adding more flowers as time goes by...maybe around the baseboards and other corners. I don't know. Maybe different colors...add something fun :)
That brings us to this month's Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse series!
Check out these great projects :)



  1. I love the look you achieved by putting the cardboard on the wall. Great idea. I also like the simplicity of the white flowers. I think it's great just like it is:)
    xo Kathleen

  2. I would have never thought to find the cardboard in the packing materials. Love the added flowers to soften the space. =)


Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails

Products You May Like