Monday, May 2, 2011

Easy Spring Flower- Rolled Paper

Many of you know that I work in the housewares dept. of a family owned dept. store.  Along with lots of kitchen stuff we carry dishes and giftware, much of which is breakable.  Needless to say we get many UPS and Fed Ex deliveries.  In all our boxes of new merchandise there is a ton of packing material.  Much of it we recycle.  BUT I have found a new fun way to "recycle" those long, long peices of craft paper that are sometimes used as packing material.

First, you take the paper and just roll it up, starting with the center and roll outward so it looks like a big flower.  Use hot glue to keep it from unrolling.  Next I added a fabric center but use could use a large button or a circle of wood.  I hot glued this to the center of the flower.  I also just brushed on a couple of colors of craft paint to give it some wow.

You could leave your flower like it is or mount it to a wall or hang it on your front door.  I mounted mine on a piece of scrap wood and painted leaves and flowers on the wood and then hung it outside. 

So.......here it is!!!!!!




So easy and cost me nothing to make.........What do you think?

Kari

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3 comments:

  1. Very clever and could have a lot of uses, maybe even as a wreath if you connected together more pieces!

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