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10 Beautiful Floral DIY's & Decor Ideas

The April issue of House and Home magazine just came out this weekend and with it a beautiful feature on weekend decorating projects with a floral theme.  The styling by Margot Austin (photography by Angus Fergusson) is absolutely stunning. To keep things modern choose florals with saturated colors that are supersized. I was inspired by this feature to do a round-up of other beautiful floral DIY’s and decor ideas I’ve collected.  I’ve included them here (and one more from the H&H article  —I encourage checking out their April issue which has about 4 or 5 gorgeous ideas like the one above.  It can be purchased digitally here). See my round-up of other floral themed ideas/DIY’s below.

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  • Paper Mache Vase & Papier Japonais 1 of 9
    Paper Mache Vase & Papier Japonais
    Pull out the french translator for this beautiful paper mache DIY that uses Japanese paper.
    DIY from mylittlefabric.com.
  • Floral Tabletop Runner 2 of 9
    Floral Tabletop Runner
    This gorgeous tabletop runner idea was created using vintage botanical prints. Or if concerned about spills use photocopies instead. Styling by Margot Austin (photography by Angus Fergusson).
    DIY from House and Home.
  • Floral Decal 3 of 9
    Floral Decal
    This oversized peonie mural comes as two self-adhesive strips.
    From muralsyourway.com.
    Styling by Margot Austin and Photography by Angus Fergusson).
  • Paper Roses 4 of 9
    Paper Roses
    Paper roses made from coffee filters would look beautiful in a shadow box perhaps as art, or create a bouquet in a pretty vase.
    DIY from Kuchnia Peina Cudow.
  • Hang a Bold Floral Print 5 of 9
    Hang a Bold Floral Print
    Here's a simple decor idea, feature a wall hanging in a bold floral print. Hang either by stretching over a canvas or wrap one end with a dowel and hang.
    Photograph Narratives/Ingrid Rasmussen from redonline.co.uk.
  • Distress Decoupage a Door 6 of 9
    Distress Decoupage a Door
    This floral distressed door is a great focal point idea for a room. Decoupage using floral gift wrap, wallpaper or even cards. A decoupage how-to can be found here.
    Image from redonline.co.uk.
  • Fabric Decoupaged Dresser 7 of 9
    Fabric Decoupaged Dresser
    A great way to spruce up a boring dresser! Melissa from Under Construction was inspired to cover her daughter's dresser after she completed a ruffled quilt for her bed and wanted the furniture to match. Using vintage fabric, she created a really sweet piece!
    Visit her blog for the instructions.
  • Floral Backdrop 8 of 9
    Floral Backdrop
    Another effective and simple idea. Find a gorgeous floral fabric, (vintage sheet perhaps) and hang on the wall (a bit off center would look awesome)!
    From vtwonen.
  • Handkerchief Art 9 of 9
    Handkerchief Art
    This clever idea comes from the folks at House and Home Magazine. They used album art frames 12"x12" from Urban Outfitters and then hung a set of 9 in a grid.
    Photo credit: Sarah Hartill. DIY Editor: Michael Penney.

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