Friday, February 17, 2017

Crafting | Newspaper Flowers

So I was supposed to be packing and shopping and generally getting ready for vacation today.
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Instead I made newspaper flowers.
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Why? Because newspaper flowers don't make themselves, people.
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Plus, I had this little tray full of silver baubles sitting on my coffee table, and every time I walked past it, I would think, "This little tray would look so much better with a few newspaper flowers on it."
So I finally broke down and made some.paper crafting
For the big flowers, I grabbed a few random circular things from around the house and traced around them.
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 Then I cut out the circles and cut slits into them, to make petals.
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I curled the edges of the petals by wrapping them around the end of a paint brush. 
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 Then I stacked the circles, from largest to smallest, gluing each layer down in the center as I went.
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 To give the flowers some shape, I pressed down with the end of a paintbrush while gluing.
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I topped off each flower with an old earring.
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Then I fluffed and bent the petals to give the flowers more dimension and spattered some paint on them, just because. 
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 To make the little button flowers, I punched out some newspaper circles ...
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 ... and glued the circles together into five-petal flowers.
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Then I sewed a button on in the middle of each one.
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Probably not the best use of my time the week before I leave on vacation.