DIY: 3D Paper Plants

For my most recent window display at A Delicate Edge, I decided to go with something super fresh and summery. I have been so into greenery this season so I went with a super trendy succulent/cacti theme. For the theme, I made some really easy to create 3D paper plants. If you would like to learn how I made these, keep reading. 

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Green Card Stock/Bristol Board

Hot Glue & Gun

Pots

Recycled Paper/Tissue (To hold up plant) 

Paint/Brushes or Sponges

Pink or Coloured Card Stock 

Step One: 

Draw a shape on a piece of green card stock that you want to make 3D (ex. a cactus shape). Then cut it out. 

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Step Two:

Trace the shape onto another piece of green card stock, and once again cut out the same shape. 

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Step Three: 

Slit the TOP part down to the middle on one of the shapes, and then proceed to slit the BOTTOM part up to the middle of the other shape you traced. 

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Step Four: 

Slide together, and hot glue the ends of each slit with the other to make sure they stay in tact. PS. If you are making the round cacti as pictured on the left in photo at the beginning, you can pick which parts you want to be 3D. The parts you want to be 3D are the parts you will want to trace and have 2 parts to slide together. The round shapes on top of the plant you can just cut one and slit, and slide onto the plant in whichever placement you like. 

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Step Five:

Put in a pot, and use recycled paper/tissue to help stand the plants up. Proceed to paint spikes or leaf veins on your plant depending on which type you want to make. 

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OPTIONAL: Use pink card stock to fold into little accordion shapes and hot glue on the plant. You can also use little pieces of pink tissue to form little flowers as well. 

Good luck & have fun!

Aleasha 

 

 

Press For Champagne DIY

Hello all! 

For my first DIY project that I will be sharing with you guys, I thought I would make something fairly inexpensive & easy that could go in the home. I had the idea to make this “Press For Champagne” wall hanging after seeing a couple of similar ones on some decor websites, which all ranged from $90-$150. After thinking about it, I realized that I had a lot of supplies I could use to make something very close to it – if not practically the same. I only needed a few more items which could also be picked up at my local hardware store. I’m sure there are some similar tutorials already somewhere online, but here is my take on it. This project as a whole cost me less than $15 since I already had lots of the materials needed. 

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED 

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  • Picture Frame
  • Spray Paint (Optional depending on colour preference.)
  • Door Bell (Base can be painted if necessary.)
  • Rhinestones or Stud Earrings
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Printer 
  • Tape

First off I found an old frame which I already had, and decided that I wanted it to be gold. So I taped the glass (mine would not pop out) and waited for it to dry. 

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After allowing the frame to dry & then taking the tape off of it, I measured the glass piece inside to see how big I needed to make the “Press For Champagne” paper insert that would be placed on the inside. 

Next, I used Microsoft Word to create a text box with dimensions just a tad bit larder than those on the glass piece of the frame. I then chose my font, typed it inside of the text box, & centered it. 

I used a ruler & x-acto knife on a cutting board to ensure my cuts were precise & even. After getting it cut to the correct size, I placed the paper inside the frame and taped the edges of it to ensure it stayed in the correct place.

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 After closing the frame, I took the doorbell and instead of putting the screws in the bottom & top holes, I used a pair of rhinestone earrings that I no longer needed/wanted and hot glued them in the hole placements. You can also just use plain rhinestones. 

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The last step was to then take the door bell and hot glue the back of it, I then gently placed it in the center of the glass on the front of the frame – and TA – DA! 

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It’s as easy as that, minimal work and minimal costs (depending on where you purchase and what you need, make sure to always check the dollar store first!). 

Also if you prefer, you can also do one that says “Press For Wine”, “Press For Coffee”, etc. 

I hope you enjoyed this quick & girly DIY. It was lots of fun to make. 

Love always, 

Aleasha. Xo