Paper Roses


I’ve always had tremendous admiration for those repurpose-full people. You know the ones. The people who make lemonade out of lemons.


They see a pair of cruddy old rain boots at a flea market and envision a cute planter for their front porch. They see clocks in old bicycle wheels. Christmas trees in old ladders. Wreaths in old mason jar lids …


you get the idea.


But me?  Well, let’s just say when it comes to making lemonade, I buy the packaged stuff and just add water.

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So when the lovely Carrie at Lovely, etc. asked if I wanted to participate in a monthly “repurpose” series with a few other bloggers … and I said yeah, sure, sounds like fun … what in the world was I thinking?


So please bear with me as I take baby steps into the world of repurposing. And recycling. And reusing. Seriously. I’m taking some teeny, tiny baby steps starting with some leftover scrapbook paper …


How to Make Paper Roses


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I started by cutting a spiral out of a 6 x 6 inch piece of paper.


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Then start rolling …



… and rolling.




Then let it go.



I punched a small hole in the bottom.



And then I used my glue gun to keep the flower together.  A dab on the bottom and a few dabs here and here …



Then I fed a floral stem through the center and out through the hole I punched in the bottom.



Like so.


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 All that was left to do was arrange them in a vase.


Now if you want some more advanced repurposing ideas, check out my fellow Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse blogger projects …


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DIY Light from Bigger Than The Three of Us



Shower Curtain Upholstery from Lovely, Etc.



Shirts Turned Into Lampshade Covers from Thrifty & Chic



Reuseable Tracing Mat from Life As A Thrifter



Valentine’s Poppers from All Things G&D



Now these ladies seriously know how to make lemonade out of lemons!


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  1. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    Wonderful DIY projects.
    Thanks for tutorial on making the roses

  2. Very pretty!

  3. Love this! The color is GORGEOUS!

  4. Great tutorial. I’ve never tried making paper flowers…hmm…you got me thinking. =)

  5. Well I surely like those better than Marie Osmonds song Paper Roses, and if I hummmm that song all day I’m gonna send you a YouTube of something as equally annoying.

  6. Cool…now I can make my own…but what I really want is your glue gun. :)

  7. SUPER cute! My little girl would love these!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. That is so cute Linda!!! it!…Heard you got lots of snow!!

  9. I love these. I have a collection of tutorials for paper flowers on my Pinterest board but I’ve never actually gone and done any of them. Lazy me. I want to make some now.

  10. Those are so easy to make! I didn’t realize how easy ;) Those would look awesome around a wreath! They sell wreaths similar for like $50! …plus, I love your glue gun :) Puts my glue gun to shame…actually makes me want to put it in the trash lol

  11. Your roses are lovely! And they won’t dry up or wilt either!


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