Pressed flower wallpaper

Give your doll’s house walls a new leaf of life with Sam McKechnie’s pressed flower wallpaper. Its a great way of making the most of the season’s flowers and will make your doll’s house is the most stylish in town.

by Sam McKechnie

One of the most useful items from my childhood was a flower press. Simply press and store flowers from any season and use them as needed. Don’t worry if you don’t have an actual flower press – you can always use a heavy book instead. When it comes to wallpaper, Miss Violet is of course extremely partial to violets – in white, blue and mauve.

 

You will need

flowers (here I have used a selection from the garden including daises, ragged robin, angelica, cornflowers and leaves)
flower press or heavy book
scissors
paper till roll or thin strips of paper (enough to fit the dimensions of your walls)
water-based glue
paint brush
glue stick (for hanging your wallpaper)

METHOD

  1. Choose and press your flowers; leave in the press or heavy book for 1 week.
  2. Cut a piece of till roll or paper strip to your desired length, and paint a thin layer of water-based glue over the top.
  3. Arrange your flowers in a pattern across the paper (as pictured) and leave to dry.
  4. Once the glue is dry, paint a second layer of glue over the top of the flowers to seal.
  5. Once the wallpaper is completely dry, turn it over and roll a glue stick over the back.
  6. Hang the paper in your room, starting from the top and smoothing down to the end.

This project is extracted from Miss Violet’s Doll’s House by Sam McKechnie, where you’ll find lots more ideas for decorating your doll’s house with style.

Photographs by Tony Briscoe.

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