Book Page Flowers

Flowers are always a hit, but Book Page Flowers are really special.

 Hi Friends!

It is no secret that I love working with paper.  I really enjoy making these little book page pinwheels into flowers. I am an avid reader and sometimes I come across and “not so” good book that I can justify using it’s pages for a project. The older and more weathered the book, the prettier the flowers.

I created my book page wreath using the same technique as I did for the following Book Page Flower tutorial.

book page flowers

Pick out a “not so good” book  and carefully remove the pages.

book page flowers

Fold the book pages in an accordion fold.  Each flower uses three accordion folded book pages.

 

book page flowers

Pinch the pages together so that they resemble a butterfly.

book page flowers

Remember these guys from elementary school? Open and wrap one of these fasteners around the three folded book pages.

book page flowers

Once the fastener is securely around the pages gentle open up the book pages to create the flowers.

  I used wooden chopsticks  as the stems.

I attached the chopstick to the flower with hot glue-gun.  Wood skewers would also make great stems.

paper flowers1Keep this project in mind for teacher’s appreciation gifts or mothers day.  Something about the book page flowers seems a little more special than the ones you can pick up at the local grocery store.

xoxo

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Thanks, Carmody

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19 Responses to Book Page Flowers

  1. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} April 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    How fun! I love paper flowers, but have yet to make any! I had a not so good book that I tore up for a project, but I stilled cringed while I tore it up! hehe I like the idea of giving them to someone instead of real flowers they can keep them forever! :D

    • carmody April 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

      Thanks Heather! I have the same guilt about tearing out book pages. I am terrible with plants and flowers so these guys are great.

  2. Cathy April 11, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    I am a bookpage art fanatic and love everything that is made from them.. Your flowers are so cute…. I only use books that are headed to the dumpster and tell myself I am upcycling them… that helps keep the guilt at bay…

    • carmody April 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      Cathy, Guilt is a terrible thing isn’t. I am glad you like my flowers.

  3. Catherine April 11, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Hi Carmondy! Love this sweet and simple idea for book pages! The rocks in the vase are a pretty natural touch too. Love all old book projects – just something special about old books, isn’t there? Well done! Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

    • carmody April 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

      Thank you so much Catherine. I think the older and more weathered the book pages, the easier to transform them into beautiful projects.

  4. Amy @ Homey Oh My! April 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Oh I love these! Very cute!

    • carmody April 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      Thanks Amy!

  5. Caden April 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    That is awesome!

    • carmody April 13, 2014 at 9:15 am #

      Thanks Caden, I appreciate you stopping by Paper & Fox.

  6. Angela (Life in Velvet) April 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    I absolutely love this! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! Have a great week :)

    • carmody April 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

      Thank you Angela!

  7. Alicia April 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    I’ve seen so many versions of book page flowers but these look too easy not to try!

  8. Kathy April 17, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    These are so pretty!! I love book page art (and sheet music) of any kind too. Great tutorial Carmody.

    • carmody April 17, 2014 at 11:58 am #

      Sheet music would make beautiful flowers. Thanks Kathy!

  9. Deborah April 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    These are so cute! Love using book pages in decor.

    • carmody April 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

      Thank you so much Deborah!

  10. Diane @ Vintage Zest April 27, 2014 at 4:21 am #

    Congrats! You are featured on this week’s Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/04/do-tell-tuesday-20-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

    • carmody April 27, 2014 at 8:43 am #

      That is Awesome Diane!! Thank you so much!

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