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Hand Painted Flower Tree DIY

They used to have this giant paper tree at my favorite store Tail of the Yak as one of their store displays (they’ve since changed it) but I love the idea of making a paper flower tree for a shower or party. It fits perfect for spring. We made one and I loved it so much I’ve kept it on my desk. It would be cute to go with these: Painted Paper Flower Hats for a bridal or baby shower or a really fun birthday party. (ps: Screensaver is from Door 16.)

Click through for more photos and instructions.

Materials: Scissors, Thin Wire, White Cardstock, Crepe Paper, Paint, Paint Brush, Branches

Step 1: Cut out two pieces of crepe paper and a two 12 inch pieces of wire.
Step 2: Crumble one of the crepe paper pieces into a ball and cover the piece of the wire so that the ball folds over the wire.
Step 3: Fold the other piece of crepe paper over the ball and squeeze around the bottom of the ball.
Step 4: Cut petals out of crepe paper.
Step 5: Begin placing petals around the ball base of the flower and wrap with the second piece of wire to secure in place.  Continue until you are satisfied with the look of the petals and have finished the length of the wire.
Step 6: Cut out the shape of your flower base on cardstock.
Step 7: Paint if desired.
Step 8: Cut a small hole in the center of the flower base and pass the wire though.
Step 9: Using the wire, secure the flower to the branches.

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day (Desk and instruction photos by Aubrey Trinnaman)
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Caitlin Barker
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Brittni

    April 17, 2013

    Wow. This project is so cool. I love the color combination.

  2. Lisa

    April 17, 2013

    Lovely! Can you tell me where that desk is from in the second image?

      • jordan
      • April 17, 2013

      The desk is a piece of wood we stained and Ikea legs. (only $10)

  3. Colleen

    April 17, 2013

    So cool! I couldn’t help but notice the clock screensaver in the second image. I’ve been trying to get that exact same one. Can you please share where you got it? Thanks!

  4. Maggie Zam

    April 17, 2013

    Wow! Beautiful! 😀

  5. chiara

    April 17, 2013

    so good! This would make me smile every time I saw this on my desk.

  6. christin

    April 17, 2013

    this is AMAZING

  7. Peony and Thistle

    April 17, 2013

    Loving this! So cheerful. Every home should have one!

  8. Tavelhus/Maria

    April 17, 2013

    Lovely lovely!

  9. Sara Torbett

    April 17, 2013

    Gorgeous!!! So, so happy and cheerful. I thought to myself “I must do this immediately!”. And I have two babies under two. And very little free time…… it’s really THAT wonderful 🙂

  10. RitaMarie

    April 17, 2013

    I love these flowers and I love that desk. Great post!

  11. Li

    April 17, 2013

    WOW a Great Idea to do with kids! My nieces will love that! I will do it for sure 🙂

  12. diane

    April 17, 2013

    so pretty!!! where do you get branches that were used with flowers? love all that you do.

  13. Lisa D.

    April 17, 2013

    so good! and that simple desk is exactly what my studio space needs. jordan ferney crafty genius!

  14. Mackenzie

    April 17, 2013

    Oh my god, I think this is my favorite post you’ve ever done!! So adorable!!


  15. Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

    April 17, 2013

    OH YES. Yessee yes yes! I make seasonal stick trees with my daughter. And I was stumped what to do for summer. Um, I just found it, IN SPADES!

  16. Jen

    April 17, 2013

    Love this~ so pretty!! Can I ask where you got that thing that’s holding your ribbon and craft supplies? So awesome!

  17. Two Ducks Swimming

    April 17, 2013

    Those paper flowers look fantastic – so colourful!!
    Whereeeeee did you get that cool wall organiser with all those pretty ribbons on it from???

  18. emily

    April 18, 2013

    the perfect weekend craft to do with my daughter…a little gardening outside…a little “gardening” inside! i love the entire set-up.

  19. Betty Behrens

    April 18, 2013

    Beautiful! Off topic, but I do have to ask – where is the desk from in the 2nd pic? I LOVE the legs – would like to get something like that for my Ikea desktop … can you share the source? Thanks.

      • jordan
      • April 18, 2013

      The legs were from Ikea. 🙂

  20. Paulette Leto

    April 18, 2013

    Wow! I made some paper flowers for my library’s Day of the Dead display last year (I volunteer there sometimes, it’s lots of fun!) but they didn’t look anywhere near as cool as your flowers! I will have to show this to Laura (the librarian I volunteer under) for next time!

  21. sara

    April 20, 2013

    I have been trying to find a wall rack for ribbon Where is yours from?

  22. Nikko Moy

    April 22, 2013

    Cute idea! I just started reading your blog and it is brightening my days! Where did you find the ribbon holder that is mountedon the wall?

      • jordan
      • April 22, 2013

      I got it off ebay!

  23. jessie

    April 29, 2013

    really cute idea 🙂

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