I’ve got another Do-It-Yourself post for you today. I saw these paper flowers on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea to repurpose old books this way. If you don’t have any old books don’t worry, I’ve tried it with a few newspaper pages as well (as a try-out initially) and that works fine too so if you want to do this, you can use anything that’s made out of paper.
It’s really simple, and if I can do it, you can do it! Here we go, in only 7 simple steps:
Find a shape (just type in 6 flower petal template) on the internet, print and cut it out. I made one with 6 petals and one with 8 petals (personally I like how the 8 petal flower looks a little better but that’s a personal preference).
Trace it on your printed bookpage or newspaper and cut out
You can skip this but if you want a little vintage look, you can colour the edge of your petals with a marker or with some paint (you can even get your kids to help).
You need 4 flowers and out of these 4 designs you’ll be able to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 petal shapes. As you can see here you’ll get 2 shapes out of 1 design.
Shape the petals with a tootpick by giving them a little roll between your fingers.
Now you can glue the petals back together (with a glue gun if you have it). The first picture shows where 2 of the petals were cut off and now the four remaining petals are glued together. To make it a little easier you can give a little cut in the middle if you want, you won’t see it after all. There’s one exception here, the one petal flower is simply rolled up and I cut it a little shorter so it fits snugly into the center. Simply glue all the different layers on top of each other and you’re done.
I did a little variation on the theme with another template containing 8 petals and I put this one on a stick that I covered with a little piece of ribbon (I cut it out of one of my t-shirts because I don’t hang them up anyway).
So here’s number 2:
So, what do you think? Like how this looks? Anyone wanting to do one now?