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Newspaper bouquet

I love these fun paper flowers that are sooo easy to make and cost nothing! They create a whimsical and pretty arrangement for any room. You can put them in a vase or wrap them on a package. And I love the look of printed book pages. Perfect!

 

You will need:

Pages from an old, unused book or newspaper
Glue gun
Buttons
Scissors
Pencil
Sellotape

Here's how:

1. Rip off 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 tiny little 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!

source sunday baker

 

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