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simple easy to make flower from an old book!
i found this tutorial online and wanted to try it out and make a magnet out of it. also, they're actually pretty easy and fun to make! here is the link to the main tutorial i based this off of (changed and added a few things). i have a few pictures of the steps below but some steps i found too difficult to clearly explain, so i am attaching the link :)
http://meholder.blogspot.com/2009/03/paper-flower-tutorial.html

Posted by Bethany Joy from Decatur, Illinois, United States • Published See Bethany Joy's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 1
    Step 1

    i didn't have a punch, so i just traced a pattern. i used the book pages from the Daddy Long Legs book i used to make my book purse.

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 2
    Step 2

    all you need is three of the same shape (i'm excited to experiment with using different shaped and sized flower patterns!)

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 3
    Step 3

    the book was published in the early 1900s so the pages were already a little yellowed, but i mixed some mod podge and a tiny bit of gold paint to make the pages have an even older effect

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 4
    Step 4

    then let them dry. i'm horrible at being patient and letting things fully dry. i've learned the hard way that it's important to let them fully dry or they can easily rip in the next few steps.

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 5
    Step 5

    these are the few steps i was having problems explaining. (though it's not difficult to do) look at the link :)

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 6
    Step 6

    then, just glue them together and let dry!

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 7
    Step 7

    i encourage everyone to try these out :) pretty easy craft with a pretty cool result :)

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 8
    Step 8

    i made another one later with a blue tint and a small blue jewel in the middle :)

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 9
    Step 9

    then i glued a magnet (i purchased a pack at a craft store) to the back using a hot glue gun. (for all other steps i've used basic white craft glue)

  • How to make a paper magnet. Paper Flower - Step 10
    Step 10

    on my fridge :)

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Sophia K.
Sophia K. · 134 projects
Pretty! I will try it.
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Very prettyHappy
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