faux metal flowers
January 20, 2011 § 20 Comments
Who else here has an obsession with self-stick decorative shelf liners? For me, not any self-stick decorative shelf liner. I love my Con-Tact Paper (wow, this sounds like a paid endorsement — I promise it isn’t!). Over the years, I’ve started a collection. There are finishes like faux metal, faux leather, faux velour, and faux bois that are available at most hardware stores. There is an endless list of crafty things to do with the material, as it provides the illusion that an object is something that it is not. I realize, I really need to craft with this stuff more often.
I’ll start with something simple enough: faux metal flowers. Paper flowers are the most popular of paper crafts. Well, with a simple switch in material, those flowers are suddenly modern and cutting-edge.
You will need a roll of Con-Tact brushed metal shelf liner (I used nickel finish), brads (I used copper), and a pair of scissors.
1. Cut a length of the liner. Peel off backing and fold in half so that you have a double-sided sheet of faux-metal.
2. Trace petals. You may create any shape you want, but you are welcome to use this downloadable template I whipped up to facilitate the process.
3. Cut petals.
4. Punch centers.
5. Attach petals with brad.
6. Pinch petals towards the center to add dimension.
Time to use them as embellishments! I’m sure you can imagine all sorts of things to embellish with these flowers. I’ll be back tomorrow to show you what I made with these. Stay tuned!
Tagged: contact paper, contact paper crafts, faux metal crafts, metal flowers, paper flowers
I’ve had a roll of con-tact paper for a while and just started using it and am totally in love too!
Thanks for stopping by! Yay for Con-Tact paper! 😀
I just wanted to say I just found your blog and omg! You are so creative! I have been archive binging and have so many things I want to try!
hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!
Thanks, Kim! Just checked out your blog — it’s fantastic. Now excuse me while I let myself get lost in there looking at all sorts of party food… 😀
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So pretty, Jeromina – I love metallics! You keep rolling out such cool ideas – what a joy to see each new post pop up in my inbox.
Thanks for keeping posted, Ann!
How incredibly fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks, Kandy! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial.
I love this idea! I’m going to check out the Con-Tact paper on my next trip to Hobby Lobby, although it’s probably cheaper at a hardware store.
I saw one of the more interesting faux finishes a few weeks ago and wondered what on earth it was good for. I’ll take a second look now!
Glad to hear you’re going to try some Con-Tact paper crafting! If The Container Store has a location near you, you might want to check them out. They usually carry different designs than what a hardware store (such as Home Depot) would carry. Happy shopping!
Thank you for so many great DIY projects. I will definitely try this one. =D
Glad that you’re enjoying the projects over here. 😀 Thanks for reading!
That is just way to cool. I enjoy all your projects.
Thank you for reading. I’m happy that you are enjoying all the ideas here. 😀
Oh perfect! Very cool idea, I’ll definitely try these. I bet they look great on rather “male” scrap layouts 😀
This is a great idea! Thank you! I’m going to look for metallic Con-Tact paper
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These are really cute and I would love to make them but I don’t know what I’d do with them after they were finished. What have you used them for? What have you founds others using them for?
u can do so much with clear contact paper !!!
u can take a piece take off the backing then add pieces of black cardstock with spots cut out like a stencil and next add pieces of colored tissue paper next put in a wood frame no backing and u have a “stain glass” picture.
can make a sensory board for toddlers , paper dolls by using cut pics from magazines , the list is endless.
i am a crafty person and take ideas and tweak them to create my own designs and i use to work in a daycare for 20 yrs. and did professional clowning.
happy crafting y’all