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Brown Bag Floral Wall Hanging

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Layer die cut pieces of recycled brown bags to create your own Brown Bag Floral Wall Hanging from Heidi Borchers. Crafts with paper bags will help you go green and save money on craft supplies such as paper. Add pearls to the center of each floral for a soft and elegant touch.


 

Materials:

  • Aleene’s Tacky Dot Roll
  • Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Acrylic paint – white, light pink, light blue
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Die cut machine and floral die
  • Rub ‘n Buff – gold
  • Wood frame with heart cut out
  • Scrapbook paper (to fit front of frame)
  • Lace scraps
  • Optional: decorative edge scissors
  • Stylus (or ball point pen with no ink)
  • Ribbon (for hanger)

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix paint with a small amount of water to create a white wash. Brush lightly onto brown bag. Let dry.
     
  2. Dry brush light pink and light blue paint over random areas of white wash.
     
  3. Hand-cut or die-cut flower layers.
     
  4. Apply Rub ‘n Buff along flower petal edges.
     
  5. Use Aleene’s Tacky Dots to glue together 4 layers of flower petals.
     
  6. To add texture or a shabby chic effect, press and rumple the petals to create ridges and dimension.
     
  7. Apply Tacky Dot to back of pearl and glue to center of layered flower.
     
  8. Cut scrapbook paper to cover front of frame. Spray Aleene’s Fast Grab on back of paper and glue to front of frame.
     
  9. Apply Tacky Dot to back of each flower and press onto cardboard center of frame. When positioning the flowers, align them close together to give lots of fullness to the bouquet.
     
  10. If desired, cut small pieces of lace scraps and glue between and around flowers.
     
  11. Cut leaves from painted brown bag. Cut edges with decorative scissors to add design interest. Rumple leaves to add dimension.
     
  12. Using stylus, press a score line down center of leaves and lightly fold to give shape to leaves. Glue in place around flowers.
     
  13. Glue ribbon strips to back of frame. Tie in large bow to create hanger.

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