If you are in search of a creative and simple way to make DIY vintage paper flowers, you should enjoy this new video tutorial. I will show you how to make a paper flower out of an old book step by step with just a few other simple supplies. This decorative item can add a touch of elegance and homespun charm to any room.
How to Make Paper Flowers the Easy Way
Paper crafts made out of old books tend to have an elaborate look to them when they are completed, but you will discover that they are usually pretty easy to make, and involve simple, repetitive steps. Such is the case with this project, which is a particularly basic one.
How to Make Flowers Out of Paper Using an Old Book
Before you can begin, you will need to gather the necessary materials. To start, find an old book which does not need to remain intact. It does not need to be a long book since you will only be tearing out a few pages per flower.
You also need some thread as well as a bead which you will use for the center of the flower. The size, material and color of that bead are up to you.
For tools, all you require is a pencil, a pair of scissors and some glue. There are a couple of things to note. One of them is that you do not actually need hot glue for this project. A regular glue stick works just fine. Of course, hot glue is fine as well.
The other thing is that if you want to be precise when drawing circles (which is one of the steps), you might want to grab a protractor or a couple of lids to trace. Otherwise, you can just eyeball it.
What Can You Do With Your Old Book Flowers?
A better question would be, “What can’t you do with a paper flower made from book pages?” This is a beautiful decorative item with vintage flare which looks great sitting or hanging anywhere. It is also good for gift-wrapping.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Estimated Cost $1
You can also try making variations on this project with additional layers of petals or petals in different colors.
Other Ways to Make Paper Flowers and Old Book Crafts
If this project got you excited to try making more paper flowers, you are in luck. There are so many different ways you can do it!
And here are three more DIY Paper flowers you can make quickly and easily. You’ll find lots more in our archives. So check out these projects and the other easy DIY paper flowers we have shared!