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!
Enjoy!

Comments

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

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  2. So Cute! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome! http://tinyurl.com/upcycled36

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

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  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

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  6. awww these are so cute!!

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

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  8. Great idea. These are perfect!

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  9. love this especially in the silver container!

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

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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

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  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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