Your way? It’s always MY WAY! The newest addition to the Alice in Wonderland dining room is the Painting the Roses Red Rose Wall! My designer Jaime helped tack up some tape and my huge teacup collection to display what I have had hidden away for 12 years. The Rose Wall is a tribute to not only The White Rabbit, but also his dash into the Rose Garden of the Red Queen. Let’s see how it grows together!
Painting the Roses Red Rose Wall Supplies
Gather everything you’ll need for this project before you begin. I’ve linked to some products below that I used for the best results like teeny penny nails that are long enough to grab ahold of yet small enough not to be seen in the wall. Camoflague is the name of the nail game, here. I first attempted to use thumbtacks, but the flowers were too thick for them to hold.
Tiny finishing nails have enough grip to hold the flower yet little headroom to be seen.
Red and white faux roses can be grabbed at the local craft shop or bought online. I purchased two small bundles of white and a large bundle of red for about $12 in all since the flowers were on seasonal clearance. Make sure that you’re finding blossoms of about the same shape if not general size.
I prefer frog tape to the generic scotch blue tape for painting projects, but the blue stuff works fine for marking wall projects.
Tape out your wall before you begin, so you can see the finished pattern. Try a whimsical flow that ebbs around your clock or focus piece. I got this pocket watch wall clock while shopping at Home Goods many years ago, but there are oodles of them online. Pick whichever one you like best to evoke the spirit of the White Rabbit!
Next, use some pruning shears or craft scissors to cut off the bases of the roses. You’ll want as flat of a base as possible against the wall to minimize the tilting of the roses. You can repurpose or throw away the stems and extra leaves.
After everyone is cut, start nailing. Choose a tape spot and with a finishing nail, attach the rose to the wall. Peel off and discard the tiny tape spot. Keep the nail close to the center of the rose, pulling back petals to disguise where the nail head lives. Fluff the rose around the nail for further camo!
One by one, the white and red roses will start populating the wall. Start with solid red at one end and white on the other end. If you’re feeling brave and bold, splash some red paint on the white roses to literally show the transformation. If you want a more gradual change, simply interchange a few of the colors for a natural flow.
Soon, your “Painting the Roses Red” Rose Wall will be complete! It’s a project that will only take you about 30 minutes all in. Take your creative side for a spin and make some easy to create art! There’s more to this evolving Alice in Wonderland dining room that will be updated soon! Now move down, move down, move down, move down!!!! It’s tea time!