Recycled Paper Flowers

I think I have spring fever and every craft that I have been thinking about lately is related to flowers. Today's craft uses recycled packing paper to make some cute and easy flowers. I found the tutorial at Craftstylish while on Stumbleupon and could not wait to make them. I tweaked the directions to suit my materials and I will talk about that later, but first I show you what I started with.
Materials needed, Paper (mine is recycled packing paper),floral wire (mine is fabric coated),beads and scissors. Next cut 15-20 three inch circles from the paper.
Then fold the disk in to eighths.
Then round the edge like a petal.
The next step is to cut two petals off but leave a tab since this will need to be glued.
Then glue the tab to the back of the next petal.
And you have a flower. The next step I changed from the tutorial since I found the coated wire, I felt I did not need to use floral tape. I took a piece of wire and thread a bead on it and twisted the wire around it to make the center of my flower. I then poked it thru the center and pushed the flower up tight. I then have a spring bouquet that will last until summer!
So pretty and simple. They probably could be made in different sizes for more visual interest.
Made from recycled paper and items I had this cost me $0.00!


  1. These look so cool!! I love them. Bookmarking :)

  2. So Cute! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome!

  3. I love paper projects,especially when they cost nothing to make :)
    Your flowers turned out great!

  4. such a sweet bouquet!

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  5. I recently made some of these too! I used crumpled book pages and brown kraft paper. Love yours too...cute, cute :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  6. awww these are so cute!!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

  7. love paper flowers! and these are simply adorable. Might just have to make some. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Great idea. These are perfect!

  9. love this especially in the silver container!

  10. these are really pretty. They look perfect in that vase.


  11. LOVE these! Really great idea. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

  12. Nifty & Thrifty!! Super cute flowers. So happy you joined last weeks K.I.S.S. blog bash, your creativity is appreciated. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, drop by & share more inspiring ideas!

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  13. love this tutorial, the flowers are so pretty.


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