Paper Roses

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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 …

 

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… and rolling.

 

 

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Then let it go.

 

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I punched a small hole in the bottom.

 

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

 

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

 

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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

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Shower Curtain Upholstery from Lovely, Etc.

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Shirts Turned Into Lampshade Covers from Thrifty & Chic

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Reuseable Tracing Mat from Life As A Thrifter

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Valentine’s Poppers from All Things G&D

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

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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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

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