DIY Storybook Paper Roses

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Materials

  • Paper
  • Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths
  • 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks (low temp)
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters

Directions

  • Gather materials. If you are using vintage books or sheet music as your paper source make sure it is still flexible enough to curl with your fingers. The wire can be found at the hardware store, and is sometimes called “black wire” or “annealed coil wire.” Be sure you are using low temp hot glue because you’ll be able to feel it right through the paper petals as you work.
  • Cutting. You will need to stockpile at least 5 different sizes of petals ranging from about ¾ inch wide to 3 inches wide. I cut freehand, and avoid templates, so that each petal is a unique and organic shape. Think of the shapes as little church windows or arches. Some can be pointy, and some can be rounded. For each flower you will need at least 4 of each size. Make more than you need.

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