When cardstock is too thick and 12 x 12 inches just won't cover it...mambi's new Expandable Paper Pads to the rescue! These glossy, oversized papers are great for wrapping gifts, BIG or small papercrafting projects, collaging, party decorations and so much more!
This week on the blog we are featuring projects created using the Expandable Paper Pads, and the first pair of projects we're sharing are these DIY peony decor pieces created by mambi Design Team member Laura Rahel Crosby.
decoupage floral hangers
About these hangers, Laura writes:
"Floral hangers?! Yes! Now...how did I do it?! For this project, you'll need wooden hangers (mine are from Ikea,) Mod Podge™ or some other decoupage glue, scissors, and the new mambiSHEETS 'Peony' Expandable Paper Pad..
First, you'll need to select which paper you want to use, then cut it into strips that'll cover your hanger. If your hanger has a lot of curves or edges, you'll probably need to cut a strip of paper to cover each edge as the paper won't bend smoothly over the curves of the hanger. I had to do this as my hangers were bigger in the middle and tapered out at the edges. Apply a generous amount of decoupage glue to your hanger and lay your paper on the glue. Use your hands to curve the edges of your paper along the curves of the hanger and let dry. Then do the back!"
DIY framed art print
About this project, Laura writes:
"I made this gorgeous peony art print in just a few minutes using a frame from Ikea, the new mambiSHEETS 'Peony' Expandable Paper Pad, and gold foil mambiSTICKS alpha stickers. To create this yourself, simply select the paper of your choice, cut it down to fit in your frame and add stickers on top of the glass of the frame.
This project, along with the gorgeous floral hangers, will be the talk among all the ladies in your life! ...and seriously? These would make the perfect gift for a girlfriend!"
Shop the supplies Laura used by clicking on the items below.