Sometimes I think I should write a small book detailing all the workings behind the company Anthropologie. If you've been a long time reader or have snooped around the blog a bit, you know that I worked for the company creating their displays about a year ago.
Long story short, there were a lot of amazing things about the job. . . and then their were some not so amazing things. All in all, it just wasn't the dream job I hoped it would be and I decided to leave.
None the less, I am very happy that I had the opportunity to work for the company that I had always admired and went to for design inspiration. I would choose to do it over in an instant because I learned so much about art, running a business, managing people, and myself while I was there.
Wow, how did I go into all that? This post was really about finally showing you how I made the paper flowers I created for Anthro. Remember these?
If you're a fan of the look, you are going to be thrilled to see how easy the process really is! So, here's what you'll need:
- Paper (The bigger the piece of paper, the bigger flower you can make- if you want a large flower choose a thicker paper. I used poster board.)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step #1- Draw a spiral on your piece of paper. The larger your piece, the more space you will want to leave in between the spirals. Once you are comfortable with the process, you don't have to draw the spiral, just start cutting.
Step #2- Cut around the line all the way to the center of the spiral.
You will end up with this. . .
Step #3- Take the center point in your hand and start to curl the spiral around using hot glue to tack it in place every few inches.
The "flower" will start to build up creating a 3-D effect from what once was a flat surface.
Step #4- Cut some leaves out of paper and attach them to the flower.
Pretty soon, you'll have field of adorable paper flowers! Easy, right!!! :) These would be great for a wedding, a shower, or some fun artwork. You can do large scale for that WOW factor or you can do a small scale for a sweet finishing detail.
Yay! I'm thinking maybe this should be a regular series. It could be called "Anthro Unraveled" or "Anthro Revealed" and I can show you how to create all the things you see in their stores. Hummm, I'll think about that. :)
See you tomorrow! :)