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Craft Friday: Papyrus Blossom Wall Hanging

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For some reason I love to decorate for Kha-her-Kha.  I have various decorations, but this one is particularly my favorite.  Granted I’m sure if you squint your eyes really hard  after downing a few shots of vodka my papyrus blossoms look like the real thing, but I also like the folksy charm of this style.

 

I’m including in this tutorial how to make a wall hanging if you wish to sew instead of use decoupage glue.  As with anything else feel free to change it up and share the pictures with me.

What You’ll Need:

-green cloth 3 x 3 inches (note: don’t use felt like I did for this tutorial.  I’ve found cotton works best.)

-scissors

-small cup of water

-2 paintbrushes (I prefer to use one for painting and one for sealing. If you want to try something else, go for it. Just remember to keep the brush clean and wash it thoroughly.)

-decoupage sealant / glue

-Acrylic paint in the colors of:

-yellow

-gold

-brown

-ribbon, 4 feet

-thread and needle (if using sewing option)

Papyrus Blossoms

1. Fold the cloth diagonally. If smaller triangles are desired fold again. Cut.

2. Round the corners.

3. Paint with the yellow acrylic paint vertical stripes. Let dry.

4. Paint a horizontal yellow stripe across the top. Let dry.

5. Paint over the yellow stripes with the gold acrylic paint. Let dry.

6. Paint the bottom tip with brown acrylic paint. Let dry.

7. Apply a coat of the decoupage sealant. Let dry.

The Ribbon, to Glue on Blossoms

1. Fold the ribbon in half lengthwise.

2. Take the folded end of the ribbon and hold it.   Make a mark 3 inches down.

3 .Make 3 more marks, one roughly every 4 inches.

4. Apply glue to the blossom’s center;

place the blossom on the mark. Let dry.

Repeat with the other blossoms.

 

The Ribbon, to Sew on Blossoms

1. Fold the ribbon in half lengthwise.

2. Take the folded end of the ribbon and hold it. Make a square knot roughly 3 inches down.

3 .Make 3 more knots, one roughly every 4 inches.

4.  Sew the tip of the blossom onto the know and sew the top of the blossom onto the ribbon.  Repeat at each knot.

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