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  1. How to make Beci Orpin’s giant confetti wall

    Find & Keep by Beci Orpin via WeeBirdy.com

    How amazing does this giant confetti wall look? It’s just one of the superb DIY projects you’ll find in Beci Orpin‘s fabulous new book, Find & Keep. Published by the super-cool Hardie Grant peeps (also publishers of Meet Me at Mike’s books), this book is definitely a find – and a keeper. Check out the incredibly vibrant cover!

    Find & Keep via WeeBirdy.com

    Just in time for Christmas, it’s the perfect present for anyone who’s a wee bit crafty, a wee bit colourful, and a wee bit cool. I’ll be having a chat with Melbourne-based Beci very soon, but in the meantime, here’s how to make a giant confetti wall, Beci-Orpin-stylee. Over to you, Beci!

    “Confetti has become a bit of a rarity these days. The proper old-school tissue paper kind, anyway. Whenever I find a newsagent that carries it, I buy up big, and subsequently have a small cupboard full of confetti boxes. My son Ari discovered these boxes one day and had a fantastic time spreading confetti all over my studio, until I discovered him and broke up the party (and it did look like a party – a really big one at that!). In the following weeks, while I continued to find confetti in every nook and cranny of my studio, I came up with this idea. Here’s how you can make your room look like a party – a much cleaner version than Ari’s, but just as much fun.

    You will need:

    • lots of different coloured paper and card (scraps will do fine)
    • traced or photocopied circle template (click here for the template)
    • scissors
    • Blu-Tack
    • a wall!

    Let’s get started.

    1. Gather your paper together. Scraps of paper of different colours and textures will work very well.

    How to make a giant confetti wall by Beci Orpin via WeeBirdy.com

    2. Using the template as a guide, cut out as many circles as possible from your coloured card.

    How to make a giant confetti wall by Beci Orpin via WeeBirdy.com

    3. Once you have cut out all the circles, arrange them roughly by colour. This will help you get organised and it looks nice, too.

    How to make a giant confetti wall by Beci Orpin via WeeBirdy.com

    4. Using Blu-Tack on the back of the circles, start sticking them onto the wall. Start with one circle and try to make the other circles look like they are floating away from that point in different directions.

    Find & Keep by Beci Orpin via WeeBirdy.com

    5. Continue until all your circles are on the wall. On corners or where the wall meets the floor, use halfcircles with the flat edge flush against the straight line. These details create an overall better effect for your confetti wall.”

    This project is re-published with the kind permission of Beci Orpin and Hardie Grant. Find & Keep is AU$39.95 and can be found in all nice shops and book stores now. You can also buy it online from Booktopia and Amazon You can find Beci Orpin online right here.

    • What House?

      Brilliant idea and so simple. Love the colours and the effect and will brighten up any room. I am thinking of doing this in my office and making it seasonal, like pastels in Spring, bright colours in Summer and Autumn golds and reds. Thanks for sharing x

      • Puppy

        I completely agree with you xxxxx

    • Anonymous

      Brilliant idea and so simple. Love the colours and the effect and will
      brighten up any room. I am thinking of doing this in my office and
      making it seasonal, like pastels in Spring, bright colours in Summer and
      Autumn golds and reds. Thanks for sharing x

    • http://www.jenx67.com/ Jennifer

      You are so talented. Your blog always makes me happy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ooohlalu Lalu Wu

      i am really more interested in making/buying the ice-cream cone planter!!! ridiculously cute

    • rebecka verola

      it looks lovely and I think maybe I’ll try that! if I do I’ll atch them better though, like with glue, mod podge or something because I know for sure the kids would tear them down or at least rearrange them if they were able to… 🙂

    • The 36th AVENUE

      This is such a cute idea! I love it!

    • http://www.atipsytart.blogspot.com/ Pascale Darne

      oh wow! stunning!!
      i really want to try this in my home!
      xx
      http://www.atipsytart.blogspot.com

    • jessie

      oh really love the confetti idea! hope that my boy say yes to this idea for our new flat!

      http://www.freaktvblog.de

    • Nikole

      I have that same chair! I bought a pair of them in England 10 years ago but only one survived the trip.

    • Lindsay Stewart

      http://www.lifebylindsay.com/?p=2115

      Here is a link to a post on my blog – a photo booth that was inspired by THIS post!!!

      Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    • Raggi

      Who cares about those god damn stickers. What I really want to know is where the hell you got that chair from.

    • http://www.heylovedesigns.com/ Michelle

      Oh I LOVE this! Thank you for sharing.

    • Vivien

      Love it! I featured your project on my Weekend DIY
      http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2012/02/06/chalkboard-statement-wall/
      Thanks for sharing!

    • Kayla

      where can i find paper that is not too expensive for this project?