Thrifty DIY: Encyclopedia FlowersFebruary 19, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Accents, Paper, Flowers
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Supplies for Encyclopedia Flowers
- Encyclopedia or other book with large, thin sheets of paper
- Tissue paper (I found the particular pack of colors shown at Target!)
- Floral wire (I recommend using 18 gauge)
- Card stock (not shown)
How to Make Encyclopedia Flowers
1. Create a square template by measuring a 6 inch square on a piece of card stock and cutting it out. Use this template to trace squares on your tissue paper and encyclopedia pages.
2. You will need 3 squares of tissue paper, and 3 squares of encyclopedia paper for each flower.
3. Stack them up, alternating between the two types of paper. Then accordion fold six times (each fold should be about 1/2 inch wide).
4. Once it is accordion folded it should look like this. Round off the ends with your scissors, which will create a petal look.
5. Take your floral wire and wrap it snuggly around the middle of the paper.
6. Start to fan out each layer of paper to form the flower, being careful not to rip the paper as you are separating it.
7. Once you’ve fanned out each layer the flower should look like this!
I stuck a little floral foam in the bottom of my vase so that the flowers would stand up nicely. No water needed! These will keep my counter looking pretty all spring!
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