Isn't this lovely? The only part I can take credit for is being wise enough to share this great idea with you!
You may or may not remember my friend Roberta, whom I wrote about here. Well, it turns out that one of the major factors in her creative journey was direct inspiration from a friend of hers, Terese Parnes, another amazingly creative Jewish mom. Roberta sent over a few photos that I'll be sharing over the next few days, as they're just perfect for the upcoming holiday of Shavuos. In preparation for the holiday we try to create a garden-like setting in our homes to remember the beautiful lush surroundings on Mt. Sinai where the Torah was given. So I think this curtain idea is perfect, and with the right supplies on hand could be a really quick project with stunning results!
And, I was thinking that one could certainly do this with magnetic flowers that could be easily removed!
- sheer curtains, or a piece of sheer fabric to hang in a doorway etc. Or try this idea with a table cloth and apply flowers around the edges, could be gorgeous!
- inexpensive artificial flowers, or a bunch of fabric scrap flowers you've made (?) You can mix flower type and stay within the same color range, or use one type of flower in a few colors.
- magnets (optional) strong enough to connect to one another with a piece of sheer fabric sandwiched between them
- hot glue gun
- Remove flowers from plastic stems, and depending on the type of flowers and the result you'd like, you may want to separate some of the layers to use separately for a flatter flower. If your flowers come with leaves you may want to use those as well.
- Decide on whether you'd like the flowers to be lined up (as Terese did to fit within the panes of glass) or randomly scattered. Of course if you'll be doing this with mangets you can move the flowers around until you like the result! If you'll be gluing the flowers it would be best to lie the curtain on the floor and arrange before gluing.
- Either glue magnets to flowers with hot glue, or glue flowers directly to sheer curtain with hot glue. Terese glued flowers back to back since her curtains are viewed from two sides, but you may be able to get away with one side.
- Enjoy and do let me know if you try this! And while you're at it, why not glue magnets to lots of flowers and decorate all the magnetic surfaces in your home? Or at the least the fridge!