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Recycling paper: paper flower tutorial

Green crafts, Making flower, Origami, Paper crafts, Recycle  |  September 12th 2011  |  0 Comment

Paper decoration tutorial

I wanted to try my hand at making Martha’s paper bag project from scratch. (Using book pages not paper bags.) And I thought I’d share my little adventure with you! You can make these with any kind of pretty paper that pleases you. These would make great party decorations so keep these in mind next time a birthday comes around.
The supplies you need are,
  • 6 or 8 sheets of paper (I used 8 old book pages)
  • double sided sticky tape
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • string
Fold each paper to create the paper bag-like fold in the sides. Tape the seam into place. Make 8 of these.
Punch a hole in the bottom of each one and cut the tops into a petal shape.
Tape them all together placing a piece of tape just above each hole.
Thread a string through all of them, then tie a knot. Not too tight though, so it can fan out later.
Leave a good length of string on the end so you can hang it up when your done.
Last, put tape on the top one and attach it to the back one. The middle ones will fan out nicely.
Hang it up and there you go! Feel free to ask any questions.
Source: lorajeansmagazine.blogspot.com/2008/04/paper-bag-flower-from-scratch.html