Well over here at Junk in the Trunk we have been very busy preparing for the Vintage Market! It’s coming up really soon! April 27th, have you market your calendars! One of the things I have been working on is making lots of paper flowers! Now there are lots of different types and ways of making paper flowers, but today I’m just going to show you one.
A book, string (I am hanging my flowers on a string, you will have to come to the market to see what we are doing with them, but you don’t have to hang them on a string), hot glue, paint (optional if you want to add a little color to the flowers) and that’s it. 1. Carefully tear the pages out of the book. 2. Fold one page in half (in elementary school our teachers used to call it hot dog style, long and narrow, as opposed to hamburger style). 3. Cut strips starting at the open end cutting 3/4 of the way toward the fol. Make sure to not cut through the fold.
4. Starting on one end of the fold put a small dot of hot glue. (If you are putting your flowers on a string, lay the string through the hot glue.) 5. Start rolling the paper along the fold. 6. As you are approaching the end of the paper put a line of hot glue along the fold. 7. Continue rolling your paper to the end.
8. Now for a little fluffing. Grab a pencil and starting at the ends of the paper strips roll the strips around the pencil, until you can’t roll anymore. Hold the rolled paper strips around the pencil for 10 seconds, this help them to hold a little curl. Once you remove the pencil, with your fingers gently seperate the layers of paper stips. Fluffing!