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Looking for an festive DIY decoration that’s perfect for Spring and easy to make? I’ve got the perfect project for this week’s Sis Boom Clip Art Series project: a sequin flower tree!
This project features the Sis Boom Felt Sequin Flowers clip art!
They’re so colorful and fun and will give you the look of real hand-sewn felt flowers (without all the time consuming work of actually sewing on each sequin!)
For this project you will need:
-a styrofoam cone
-green tinsel glitter
-metallic origami paper
-8 1/2″ x 11″ sticker paper that can be used in an inkjet printer (I found mine at a local office supply store)
-sequin pins & a couple of sequins
To start, cover the styrofoam cone with glue and sprinkle on glitter. Shake off excess and let dry. (You can also spray with an acrylic sealer if you want to make sure the glitter stays!)
Print the clip art file on the sticker paper. You can also scale down the image to make a variety of flower sizes – just remember to save a copy of the file and then scale the image to 75%, 50%, etc. Cut the flowers out into individual pieces – this part doesn’t have to be super clean as you will cut out the actual shape of the flower in a moment. Peel off the backing and stick a flower to the backside of a piece of origami paper (sticky side of flower to white side of origami paper) so that the backside of the flower becomes shiny. Cut out the flowers again, this time cutting around the petals. “Crinkle” each flower by bending up the edges to give it some dimension.
*If you can’t find sticker paper, you can still achieve the same effect by gluing each flower to the origami paper, but you’ll have to wait some extra time while each one dries. The sticker paper just makes it super quick and easy!
Using the sequin pins, pin each flower to the styrofoam tree, placing a real sequin in the middle to give it a little extra shine.
Pop over to LOVE COLORFUL to see the beautiful finished product. You’ll love it– Promise!