Wednesday

vintage paper roses...


I have seen flowers like this everywhere... but I kept thinking to myself that I could make them. I thought that for about a year. So finally I got off my butt and started putting them together. Super easy to do!


I used old book pages (wow, are you shocked?!!), some antique sheet music (this was really almost too fragile to manipulate- not sure I'd use it again), a handful of circle and flower punches and some larger dies. Glue and buttons completes the list.


Just start layering the circles and flower shapes- there is no right or wrong way. Once I had a little stack, I put a tiny dab of glue in the center of each layer so they'd stick together ONLY in the center. A bamboo skewer worked to curl the edges of each petal under, pretty tightly at first- they softly unroll as you work with them.


A button glued into the center and voila! If you have a shank-style button, just snip the loop off with a pair of sharp scissors. You could use brads, pearls, anything you like in the center. I had lots of buttons laying on my table so it saved me from getting another thing out (The main reason I used them was because there wasn't a square inch of clear space on the work surface and I was trying to straighten up).



I've got a huge container full of 'flower' parts so I'm sure I'll be working on more of these. They were fun to do and will make a great take-along project for all the time I seem to spend sitting in the car waiting for The Daughter!

6 comments:

RosesMarijke said...

Beautiful flowers...gorgeous!!

tina... said...

so pretty! Thanks for the very useful tutorial!

Morgane said...

I have been thinking on making some myself!
After reading your directions, I must, I will try !
Thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline said...

Wow amazing! Thanks for sharing this!

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

These turned out really cute. I love visiting your site, it is so inspiring!!

ewenique said...

Wow! Wish I had seen your tutorial before I made mine, Might have taken some of the guess work out of it! I love the layering of different papers, and colors...off to try out this version!

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