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Literary paper flowers – upcycling your spare books!

These beautiful literary paper flowers are a twist on my usual fare and are a great way to recycle any old books you many have lying around into something new and fresh! If you’re at all sensitive about people marking or tearing pages out of books then I suggest you navigate away from this post now! My standard paper flowers which are included in the photos are made with pearlised paper, but I love the effect of using pages from a favourite book. These can also be accented with colour – from paint or pens – to add a little something.

These are especially effective when mixed with other flowers of bright colours. The main instructions here are the same whether crafting from normal paper or the pages of a book.

These make a great gift or thank you present – note that they won’t need watering and will never wilt!

Paper flowers bouquet
Check out these book paper roses mixed in with bright pink flowers

 

Scorecard

Technical technicaltechnical_________ Can be a little fiddly – be careful with hot glue
Creativity creativity Be creative with the colours and the flower shapes!
Time timetime A day will get you a finished bouquet – once you get into the rhythm a flower takes  ~30 mins
Cost cost Paper and glu gun refills are the main outlay! Less than £10

You’ll need:

A craft knife, a book, a glue gun, floral wire, green paper, scissors.

Optional:

Paint, pearlescent paper

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