MAKE IT / 31
west elm approached us with a challenge. it was to create a DIY project using their paper flowers (look at all their options here) natalie decided on making a floral headboard, and i was pretty excited to see what she would create. this is such an interesting way to customize your bedroom. (imagine how cute it would be in a little girl’s room!) now let’s see how she made it…
what you’ll need:
how to make it:
• install headboard according to directions.
• for paper flowers with bendable wire stems, wrap stem through the openings from the front to the back (think of it as a flower growing up a lattice) and secure with tape on the backside of the headboard, you can wrap the tape around the sides a little bit to give it extra stability. use wire snips to cut down the stems a bit if needed.
• for flowers on branch stems, secure with floral wire, taking care to run the wire behind the blossoms so that it can’t be seen. use a small piece of tape to secure the wire on the backside of the headboard.
* tip, it’s easier to work on this project of you can get to both sides of the headboard, so pull it away from the wall until you get all of your flowers in place.