EXPERT TIP: Play with the shapes you use to create your flower petals!
Clean and dry the surface. Remove drawers from cabinet and place them tight together. Create the pattern in one piece.
Create a background with a light, patterned masking tape over the entire surface to be decorated.
Cut strips of tape in half long-ways to create different length stems. Use a ruler on a cutting mat to stay even. Place stems vertically across file drawers.
Use scissors to cut individual “petals,” creating triangular shapes that can be placed in circles to create flowers. For dimension and to create an illustrative quality, layer a smaller flower inside a larger one in a contrasting color. Place flowers at top of stems.
Next, cut leaf shapes from tape. On some, use a hobby knife to cut small “v” shapes from the center of the leaves. Place leaves along the stems.
Use a hobby knife or razor to separate the drawers. Trim edges and any excess tape. Place the drawers back into the cabinet.