Photo by Elizabeth Ryan Photography
Today’s post is a FUN one!!! Why? Well, because it has to do with some of my favorite things (and I hope you favorite things too)…books, paper, DIY and flowers! I originally made these flowers for a shoot for Southern Weddings, which you can check out here. I’m planning on using these flowers at my renewal. I have visions of using these beauties in centerpieces, on the chairs and wherever else I can throw them into the design. Of course, this requires me to make tons of them. I better get started or teach the twins how to do it! In the meantime, I’ll share this DIY project with you and hope that you use it to make tons of these beautiful flowers too. Happy Spring!
What you will need:
Old book pages/Cardstock/Scrap booking Paper
1. Tear a page out of an old book – any book will work – you can even use newspaper, cardstock or scrap booking paper
4. Fold on that diagonal crease to make a small triangle
9. On the first flower (one petal missing), using a glue stick, put glue on the petal to the left of the missing petal and pull the petal to the right of the missing petal over on top and press to glue. This will make a concave flower shape.
14. Starting with the smallest section first, slide the pipe cleaner into the inside of the flower piece until it stops at the bump on the end. You can put a little bit of glue on the bottom of each layer before sliding on the next larger layer. Continue until all layers are onto the pipe cleaner.
15. If you want, you can take the 3 petals that you cut out and saved in step 12 to make the top/smallest layer of the flower. You can even use the single cut out petals to roll and put in the center of the flower, just to make it look more realistic.
That’s it!!! These really come together quickly and you can make a bouquet in no time! You can also paint them with watercolors or food coloring! Wouldn’t they be so pretty in an array of light and dark pinks…love!