Book Page Paper Roses
1) Cut each page into 11 centimeter x 11 centimeter squares.
2) Fold each square into a triangle, and another triangle, and then into another triangle. The end result should be a third of the size of the first triangle. You will have 3 folded triangles.
3) Take one of the small triangles and keep it folded with the pointed end facing down. Cut open the top to make a dome shape (it should look like an ice cream cone). Cut the other two pieces of paper the same way each time.
4) Cut the bottom point off of each.
5) Unfold each piece.
6) Take one piece of paper and cut out one petal; leaving you with 1 and 7 petals. Take the 2nd piece of paper and cut out 2 petals (keep them together as one piece!); you then have 2 and 6 petals. Take the 3rd piece of paper and cut out 3 petals (keep them together as one piece!); to leave you with 5 and 3.
7) Re-crease each fold on the petals to a valley fold so they all sit the same way.
8) With glue, stick the edges together on the 3, 5, 6, and 7 petal pieces.
9) Use a skewer or toothpick to curl the edges of the petals. Curl the 1 and 2 petal pieces separately, complete around themselves (lengthwise).
10) Compile the rose starting with the biggest number of petals on the bottom, working your way up to the smallest, gluing as you go. For example, place a circle of glue on the bottom of the 6 petal piece and sit it on top of the 7 petal piece. Press it together so the glue will stick. Do the same with the next piece and so on. Eventually the base of the 3, 2, and 1 petal pieces will poke through the hole in the middle of the flower.
11) As you are putting your flower together, make sure each layer of petals sit off the center to the previous one. Work quickly as the glue will set fast.
12) Put a dab of glue on your skewer or toothpick. Place the unglued end down the center of the flower and pull it through so the glued end sits in the flower. Wait for it to set.
- Add color to book page roses by marking the end of the petal.
- Older books with yellowed pages also look effective.
- You can also use old atlas paper or recycled sheet music.
- Cut the petals in different shapes for various effects (i.e., pointed petal flowers).
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