I finally got a chance to get back to some Pinterest-inspired projects. Today I decided to tackle making decorative paper flowers. The link on Pinterest made it look very simple. Items needed – magazine pages in various colors, shredding scissors, bamboo skewers, tape, floral tape. First challenge – no shredding scissors and couldn’t find them anywhere in Nuremberg (not exactly a crafty place I’ve learned). So I improvised and used a short pair of scissors and made the many cuts by hand. I also did not have bamboo skewers and could not find them in the market, so I used paper straws instead. The process of rolling the cut paper around the straws proved to be challenging. I had many failures and I’ve posted a few below. Once I finally got the hang of it, I think they turned out pretty nice. Now I have a decorative piece for the bedroom and one for the living area. These would make a lovely centerpiece for a bridal or baby shower – or simply a nice way to add a little color in your life!
Gathering the magazine pages
Folding and cutting the paper
Flowers for the bedroom
Flowers for the living area
Wow those are really cute! I need to start making stuff again. Thanks for the remind!
Thanks! It is really cool to see how the multi-colored pages turn out. The backside of the page also ends up showing.
Those are beautiful! I love the vibrant colors! I feel like the hard part would be picking the right magazine page to give you the most bang for your buck color wise. But clearly you figured that part out! : )
Thank you! I found that the more solid areas of color coverage on a page work best. You can have writing in those areas as well. In fact, sometimes the writing can provide the interesting “center part” of the flower. I did end up trimming some of the stark white edges off the pages as not to interrupt the color flow.