Paper Wall Art
I love the windows at Anthropologie…they are always so whimsical and artistic. Their designers use found and overlooked items – and the way they mount and color and sculpt them…well, you end up looking at these items in a way you never have before.
The spring windows here in Omaha gave me an idea for the wall above the bed in my spare bedroom. While I wouldn’t normally condone ruining a perfectly good book, I had an old dictionary that I knew wouldn’t be getting anymore use. I used an exacto knife to cut the pages out of the book, and then started accordion folding them.
Once I folded at least 8 pages, I hot glued the narrow end of each page together. Then, after I let them dry a bit, I pulled the two ends together to make the paper accordions form a circle – and I hot glued them together too.
It’s a simple little accordion paper circle, but I thought if I made them in a bunch of different sizes and mounted them in a random pattern that I might be able to get the same effect that Anthropologie windows do so well. Well…I’m not sure I succeeded.
Have you done any projects lately that you thought would turn out better than they actually did? What did you do to redeem your project? Or did you just call it a miss?