I am just now putting the finishing touches on our guest bedroom. My re-decorating project included fresh paint on the walls (thank you dear), new curtains/rod, throw pillows, bed frame and some accent pieces. I figure the overhaul cost approximately $200. Not bad for a whole new look and a beautiful queen size bed (hand-me-down since we upgraded to a King) for our guests.
I started by making several rolled flowers. I used patterned ribbon for two of them and for the third, I used a solid orchid fabric that is a great match to the bedspread.
The next item I made was a chiffon flower. I used three different fabrics to make the petals: a white chiffon with black embroidery, the orchid fabric (rolled flower) and some black chiffon. You can find many good tutorials online for making both types of flowers, so I won't bore you with that.
The next step was to cover a frame (that was in a box in the basement). I glued 3/4" ribbon to the perimeter of the frame.
Then I gathered up some twigs from the backyard and spray painted them black.
After playing around with the placement of the branches and flowers, I secured them into place with my glue gun. Because I craft so much, I have a vase filled with leftover stems from previous projects, so the white and purple flowers you see are part of that collection.
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