In this house, nothing goes to waste! Not even old, falling apart books! With fall practically upon us and all things fall-colors coming out of the wood work, I’m getting all kinds of fall-crafty up in here! Starting with these pretty DIY Book Page Flowers!
Seriously y’all! Making these DIY book page flowers can kind of be addicting! And they’re easier than you think, maybe a little time consuming… but easy!!!
Here’s what you need to make your own diy book page flowers:
An Old Book – pull out the pages
Hot Glue & Glue Gun
Pen / Pencil
Ribbon or Lace
Optional – paint, brushes, water etc.
Step One: Cut out your flower petals. I started by making a template for the largest flower petal, traced it and then cut it smaller. Repeat for 6 petals. the smallest should be about an inch in height and the largest should be about 3 inches. Cut out a WHOLE bunch of each size.
Step Two: Take one of the floral wired, bend in half and give it a couple twists to make the stem. Take one of the smallest petals, add a dot of hot glue on an corner, and place the folded end of the floral wire stem on the hot glue. Roll the first petal tightly around the stem and secure with hot glue.
Step Three: Pinch in the edge on each side of your next petal and secure with hot glue. Carefully roll the top edge of the Add a line of glue to the bottom of the petal and wrap it around the stem/first petal.
Step Four: Repeat step three, increasing the petal size until you’re happy with how big the flower is.
Step Five: Finish off your flower with lace or ribbon at the bottom. I had a lace with a scalloped edge, so I cut “2 bump” sections and wrapped them around the base, with the scalloped side up.
Step Six: Paint your flowers… if you want. I mixed some gold and copper paints with an iridescent glitter paint and 1 part water. I painted a couple of the flowers in each color and left some plain. I’m quite happy with the mix! They feel very fall-ish 🙂
I told you these were perfectly fall-ish! I’m definitely addicted to making these pretty diy book page flowers… I’m thinking these would be a great edition to a fall wreath too! I fell another round of craftiness coming on!!