Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Book Page Flowers

Pinterest is a lovely thing isn't it?  That's where I originally saw these flowers and was able to find the tutorial through the photo.  If you'd like to check it out just go right over HERE.

I have to say, I'm a bit of a crafty person.  And I had a blast making these.  I hope you will too!

Okay, here we go.  To start off, here's what you need:

  • An old, unused book you don't mind cutting up.  (I know...I got that sinking feeling in my stomach too.  Cutting up a book?!  You've gotta be kidding me.  It's okay, you're not the only one.)
  • Scissors.
  • Tape.
  • Buttons.
First, you'll need to cut a couple of the book pages in half (maybe a little less than half depending on the size of your book) and cut strips in them (leave room at the end for your stem).  Make sure you have words on both sides.

Then roll up one of your cut pages.  It needs to be pretty tight.  And it's easier if you pinch the bottom as you go.  When you finish, use tape to secure it.

Sticking a pencil through the middle will help you open it up.

Now, do the same thing with another book page except roll it looser.  Make sure the hole is big enough to fit your first rolled page inside.  You can do a third layer if you'd like to make your flower more full.

Then press the middle and spread out your petals.

I think the button really finished it off.

Now, I must confess here...the original tutorial said to use a hot glue gun.  Well, I don't have one.  So I improvised...with *cough cough* duct tape.  But it seems to be doing just fine.  That's some handy stuff there, I tell ya.

I have yet to find a vase for my little flowers, so they're sitting on my bookshelf at present.  I'm hoping I'll find a real nifty one at a yard sale or something.

Enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions or if you decide to try it out.

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