book page roses tutorial

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

how to make this flower
 pull out, 6 pages from a book, and cut the petals. you need six of each size, like below, going from small to big
 next you need to curl the edges, i found it best to roll the edges around a thin stick
 then arrange then in piles by size, with the first piece roll in to a cone, and glue with glue gun, then keep adding the petals going around and around, dabbing the glue gun on each petal.

 keep adding the petals in size order

 after all the petals are added, you can then roll some of the petals over the stick again if you want to make it more curly,
its so simple and takes no time, i used an old book i got free with a mag so this cost me nothing apart from the glue.
happy crafting, thanks for stopping by.
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  1. As an English teacher I would never normally be able to chop up a book, however with this tutorial I finally have a use for my copy of 'Atonement' which I never really got along with. Love them.

    Thank you!

  2. I love to read but have no problem using a book that has seen better days, I love this tutorial, black and white are my fav and these would go so well!

  3. these look so beautiful! I love how vintage it looks with the book pages. thanks for such an easy-to-follow tutorial :)

    -rachel w k

  4. So pretty. I love flowers and stuff made out of old book pages. There is just something about it.
    thanks for sharing the tute.

  5. These are precious! As one that loves to read, I especially am fond of them. :)

  6. Wonderful flowers with a special message. Love you creativity.

  7. These are gorgous! Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty Things link party-I'm pinning :) Thanks for the great tutorial!

  8. Great post - I'm pinning these!

  9. I love book page projects. I usually just use the pages out of my most loathed college texts or books that have been too loved and are falling apart to the point of being completely unusable. I love the idea of giving them a second life, and there's something appealing about seeing words in all kinds of places that you wouldn't normally think to look.

    Stopped by from the Oasis Accent link-up ...

    Jaymie @

  10. oh very nice! thanks for sharing. visiting from debbiedoo newbie party

  11. Oh! Refreshingly simple and beautiful!

    (Saw you on Tip Junkie!)

  12. Love love love this idea! You've inspired me, I've got to try it! I found you at the DIY party, thanks for sharing.

  13. Yay! I love your book page flowers! So chic! I'm a new follower & I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Thank you for sharing! Holly @

  14. Featured on my blog today. Thanks!

  15. How lovely. I've been doing the book page flowers you do from a spiral you cut out these are much prettier. Thanks for sharing.

  16. These are adorable. I'm going to def. add these to my Weekend Wiggle post on Friday! You'll have to check it out! :)

  17. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  18. I love this! I will definitely have to try. Love your blog by the way!

  19. simplicity itself! :) Esther from fleurcottage

  20. These are just gorgeous!! thanks for the great tutorial

    I have featured them on this weeks link party!
    feel free to grab an 'I've been featured' button

    Hope to see you there again today

    Natasha xx

  21. Classy and pretty :) thank you I put it on my to do crafting list.

  22. I collect old hymnbooks, even sometimes the same one in multiples if it looks like they might just get tossed in the dumpster. I think using the pages with Christmas carols would be great for the holidays. If people look closely, they'll see the words to their favorite Christmas songs in my wreath flowers.

    Thanks so much for this idea.


  23. I am now following you please give me a visit! Di

  24. Thank you sooooo much for this tutorial! It is exactly what I have been searching for :)

    I hope you don't mind if I share this link

  25. que bonitas quedan! lo voy a intentar, gracias por el pap.

  26. These are just beautiful! Look forward to making them.

  27. Nice. Now I have a use for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Worst book ever. I couldn't get past page 54 and believe me, those first 54 pages were a major struggle. And that's saying something because I LOVE to read.

    1. I agree on the book, whole-heartedly. I got a bit farther in, the sheer violence left me running from it. Do you, by any chance, know what glue she used with these flowers? She doesn't say and I don't know.

  28. What a lovely way to redeem the Twilight series.

  29. I love these and am very frustrated making them! Perhaps my book of choice is too old? The problem I have that the pages tear when I wrap the petals? Perhaps O need to try the technique with another book; otherwise these old encyvlopedi pages work well for me for so many other things!

  30. oh my goodness how super ... must have a go ... thank you for sharing with us all ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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