I was looking for something to add color to my boy’s room, but didn’t want to put too many holes in the wall to do it. Plus, my husband and I don’t like hanging anything that has some weight to it above cribs and in a room with two cribs and a toddler bed, that leaves zero wall space for most decorations! So, I wanted something cute, colorful, and extremely light weight. I found these paper wheels on Pinterest a while ago and thought they would be great!
Here’s the tutorial I used: http://catchmyparty.com/blog/diy-how-to-make-a-backdrop-out-of-paper-rosettes
I first used them for Jack and Ben’s 1 year photos:
But I had to make more and add some things to put them up on the wall in their room like this:
After you have all of your wheels, this is what you’ll need:
- A few straws, how many depends on how many wheels you have.
- Small rectangles of construction paper, cut about 1 inch tall and 2.5 inches wide. They don’t have to be perfect because they won’t be seen.
- Hooks to screw into the wall.
- String/yarn/twine/ribbon to put the wheels on.
Here’s what to do:
- Hot glue the rectangular piece of construction paper to the back of the wheels. I laid mine out on the counter top to make sure I was spacing them evenly on the fans. If one is an inch lower than another, the fans won’t hang at the same length.
- Then I cut up a few straws into 1.5-2 inch pieces and hot glued those to the construction paper.
- Get some hooks/screws/nails to put into the wall for hanging. I used these Screw Eyes from Wal Mart. I like that they had a hole I could tie the string through and they were really easy to use. You just hand screw them into the wall.
4. Lastly, just string the wheels onto some string (or whatever you are using) and tie them to the screws.