It’s spring here in New Zealand and I’ve been inspired by my surroundings lately. Painting trees, making terrariums and all that jazz. So I have been thinking of a crafty idea using nature and came up with this elegant upcycled wall hanging.
I always collect things for crafting, so had a pile of toilet paper rolls which I painted red and metallic copper then set to dry.
Whilst that was drying I grabbed some tree branches from the hot water cupboard (they were drying overnight in preparation for painting). Then painted them with white acrylic paint.
Then it was time to flatten and cut the toilet rolls into 1.5cm strips with the purpose to turn them into lovely little heart shapes.
I did this with a small application of PVA craft glue in the seam and a peg to hold it firm whilst they dried.
Once dry, I threaded a mixture of wooden natural coloured beads and the hearts (using a drawing pin to make the holes) with copper wire. If you didn’t have any copper wire you could use some wool or natural fibre string. And Wallah! Attach the copper wires to the branch by twisting at the top and you have an elegant wall hanging ready to go!
This could easily be used as a baby mobile too for your nursery – perhaps with another tree branch crossing the other and a few more hanging wires. Easy Peasy DIY home decor craft. Why not give it a go!