This Spring designer’s collections were booming with blooms of colorfully layered prints, and none of them wowed us more than Prabal Gurung …the king of injecting a dose of tech-style in his textiles. To get in touch with our own flower power, we teamed up with our friends at Who What Wear to create an accessory that pays homage with decoupage…and brings together a few of a style savvy girl’s favorite things - DIY, fashion, technology, and flowers!To create, you will need wooden or plastic bangles, as your blank canvas. Gather real or faux flowers in a color scheme of your choice. Group and arrange the flowers in a pattern and snap a picture with your phone or camera. Send to print, as is, or upload to photoshop and duplicate to create a repeat pattern. Once printed, cut out strips or small pieces which you will use to cover the inside and outside of your bangle. Using Mod Podge, cover the inside of the bangle by “painting” the back of the paper and securing to the wood or plastic. Continue all the way around, wrapping the edges of the cut outs, to cover the edge of the bangle. Continue on the outside and then add a final layer of Mod Podge once the bangle is completely covered in the flower print.
Click here to check out the step by step video with Hillary & Katherine of Who What Wear!
If you have some truly stunning blooms in your garden, this would be a wonderful project to undertake. Or, better yet, come snap a few pix at Monet’s Garden, and then create your own masterpiece! ~AR