Fabulous Flowers From Old Magazines

5 Materials
30 Minutes

Use up all those old magazines and make some beautiful colourful flowers. They really brighten up a room and last for ages! Great way of recycling and enjoying the results.

If you enjoy making things from paper then also take a look at my tutorial on iris paper folding at https://christines-crafts.com/iris-paper-folding/. You can make your own works of art.

You will need:

Old magazines - preferably bright colours


Florist wire or bamboo skewers

Florist's tape

Masking tape

Double sided tape

Remove your selected page from the magazine. You now have a rectangular piece of paper. Fold it in half along its length.

Now fold back the top piece of paper to meet the original fold. Turn it all over and repeat on the other side. You should now have something that looks like the picture above.

Use double sided tape along the long edges of your paper to secure your folds in place. Do not tape near the folds!

Take your rectangle of paper which is now secured with tape and cut into the paper along the long edge with the folds. You are cutting at right angles to the folded edges and you must make sure you leave at least 3/8″ at the taped side.Continue all the way along the edge.

You are now going to build your flower. Place a piece of double sided tape along the length of the paper where it has not been cut. Place your wire or skewer onto one end of the tape. Slowly and tightly roll the paper around the wire (skewer).

You now have a flower.

To finish off the flower wrap masking tape around the base of the flower. Then cover this tape and the whole wire (or skewer) with florist's tape.

Now make as many as you like and place them in a vase or give a bouquet of them to a friend to brighten their day.

Select your magazine pages carefully and match the flowers to your decor.

If you have any difficulties with this process just pop over to my full tutorial at https://christines-crafts.com/gorgeous-magazine-flowers/

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