I love this paper flower project from Home-Dzine (it's their pictures featured here too....you've seen my photography before, right!). Imagine these paper craft flowers as Christmas present toppers. Very cute and sustainably trendy.
- Pages from an old, reused book, magazine or newspaper (reuse always - never new use. Recycled crafts are hot.)
- Glue gun
- Buttons or covered cardboard disks (the inside waxy disk of a milk bottle top will do it)
- Sticky tape
How to make your paper craft flowers from book pages, magazines or newspaper:
1. Rip several pages from your book or newspaper (that have print on both sides) and make sure they are stacked evenly.
Cut the pages, all at once - so they are the same size - into even strips that are about 5cm wide.
Then cut thin strips 3/4 of the way into the paper all the way down.
2. Roll the strip up, pretty tight, pinching the bottom as you go.
3. Tape the bottom tightly. Stick a pencil in the middle and pull open the sides to spread it out like a flower. Set this aside.
4. Next you will repeat the same steps with another cut strip, only this time when you roll it up, roll it not so tight. You want to leave an opening to slip the first rolled layer into.
Open this one up also. First the bottom of the first rolled layer into this layer's opening and secure tightly with a small blob of glue.
5. If you want an even thicker flower, you can repeat the above steps again, with the third layer having an even bigger hole.
Spread out the layers to your liking. You can also trim some of the inner layers for a more feathered effect.
6. Next, I hot glued some vintage buttons onto the centres. They really finish off the look! From there I hot glued the flowers into a small vase. It looks great on my bookshelves!
Thank you Home-Dzine. You have some GREAT projects.