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Paper flower made from an old book

I made this paper flower from a few pages of an old book, a little glass bead and a piece of brass wire.
I think it turned out pretty nicely :)

I'm not a native speaker so I guess there will be a few mistakes in the text and grammar but I try my best and any correction is much appreciated.
If there are any questions just ask in the comment section below.


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  1. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 1 1

    I used a brass wire with 1mm diameter and glass beads with 5mm diameter.

    The flower is about 4 inches but you can scale the petals-template in the print setting of your PDF-reader to make it a different size.

  2. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 2 2

    Put the bead on the wire and twist it with the pliers for two or three times.

    The twisted part will be covered with the petals when you're done and it will also hold the petals in place.

  3. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 3 3

    Download and print template:
    http://www.file-upload.net/download-1219014/paperflower-template.pdf.html

    Cut out the petals. You will need 6 pieces of each petal shape.

    I folded 2 pages twice like an accordion, put the template on top and cut it out. It is much easier than tracing/cutting each petal seperately.

  4. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 4 4

    Make 2 holes with a needle...

  5. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 5 5

    ...and put the flower petals on the wire starting with the little ones.

    Be careful with pushing the petal over the twist in the wire to make sure your paper doesn't crack more than necessary.
    I guess this sounds a little weired because I can't explain it properly in English but I hope you will know what I mean when you're at this step in this how-to.




  6. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 6 6

    I bend the petals of the forth row down and the last row up again.

  7. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 7 7

    If you use the flower just for decoration you probably won't need the glue.
    But in case the petals won't bear up you can glue a little bead with an inside diameter that fits your wire right underneath the last petal.

  8. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 8 8

    You're done, enjoy! :)

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