Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bathroom Wall Art - Epic Fail

I know, I know I have been really slacking on posts lately. 
So your going to love this one. 
We recently moved to our basement bedroom (because it's cooler down there, oh course) So my bathroom down there is lacking a little me. So I wanted to add some pop to my walls and still match my awesome shower curtain. 

To make the flower petals, Cut 1 1/2" wide strips of cardstock paper.
Outer Petal: 12" long
Middle Petal: 9" long
Inner Petal: 6" long
I used 3 different colors per flower.
Mix it up. 
Start from the Inner Petal, Hot glue the ends together, now add the middle petal, then the outer petal. Once your petal is completely glued together. Arrange the 5 petals and then hot glue the ends together. The next step will show you how to make the circle for the middle of your flower.

Using cardboard from cereal boxes or such, cut out 2 size circles (3 each). one 3" and the other 2" circles. grab your fantastic washi tape in the colors that you are working with. cover the circles with wash tape. then mount the 2" circle onto the 3" circle with mounting tape so that it has some dimension. I also took a black marker and drew a black line around the entire edge of both circles (not shown in above photo.

Using 2"circles again, put washi tape on them, outline with black marker and use for the butterflies. (I also made 3 extra 3" circles to just apply randomly on the wall.  To make the butterfly. You need (2) 11"x1" strips and (1) 5"x1" strip of cardstock. Starting with one of the longer strips, hot glue the ends together, repeat with 2nd strip, then glue both strips together. taking one side at a time. bend the loop to look like a top heavy, put glue in the crease and press. this makes the wing, now repeat on the other side. hot glue the 2" circle ontop of the wings. Bend the last strip in half curl the ends outward and then glue on back side of circle. tadahhh.

This was a fun project and adds that extra special pop.

Happy Creating!!


Here is what the wall looked like the next morning.
Off I go to tweet and make it work. stay tuned!!!


  1. Oh, noooo! Did you get them back up?

    1. No not yet. I have decided to try using a different adhesive. but I have to go to the store first. plus I am thinking about changing the material I use (using plastic instead of card stock) that way the moisture in the bathroom wont mess them up. Keep an eye out within the next week for an update on what i decide to do. thanks for commenting, I love it.

  2. I love that you posted your fail. Not only does it make us feel like we're not alone, but instead of being frustrated and scrapping it we can follow you in your search for a solution! Love it. Thank you.

    1. thanks audra. I was thinking the same thing. there are so many times when i get what i call "a Brilliant idea" and it flops. But the important thing is you not only learned what not to do but maybe it gives you a better idea in the end. :)

  3. Oh no!!! Well, at least you got pictures before everything took a terrible tumble :(
    It looks so cute, hope you can find a way to get them to stay!

    1. Lindsay I am working on a solution right now. it's going to be marvelous

  4. Well shoot, that's a bummer for sure!! I hate when things don't go as planned :(

    Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com