Book Page Flower

Today I have joined up with some fun gals to bring you a There for the Making: The Zero Dollar Challenge craft project.  The goal of this challenge is to create something using what you already own.  So, it's all about upcycling and repurposing items in your craft stash.  I don't know about you, but I definitely have a lot of items in my stash just waiting to be used!

One of my favorite mediums to work with is book pages.  Anytime I come across books whether it be at a thrift store, garage sale, or freebies from friends, I grab them up!  I love recycling book pages into pretty crafts.  For this challenge, I decided to use one of the books in my stash to create a book page flower.  I have seen these pretty wreaths all over Pinterest and decided it was my turn to give it a go.  Instead of a wreath, I wanted to make a flower, so I filled in the middle instead of leaving it open.

It's the perfect piece for my new office/ reading room/ craft room space that I am redoing for the One Room Challenge

Book Page Flower

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Supplies: 

Thrifted Book

Tape

Hot Glue Gun

Round Piece of Cardboard

Instructions:

1. I started with a piece of cardboard from my recycling bin.  Using a paper plate, I traced the plate and cut out the circle in the cardboard.

2. Tearing pages from the book, I began rolling and stapling them.  After doing a few this way, I found it easier to just tape them, so I switched to that method for the rest of the pages.

3. To begin assembling the flower, I hot glued one cone at each of the quarter marks on my circle.  From there, it was easy to begin glueing and overlapping the cones to make the outer circle.  

4. Next, flatten your cones down and assemble a secondary layer slightly lower and closer to the middle. 

5. After three layers, I folded my final circle of cones in half and glued them to fill in the middle.  

6. Fluff it and hang with a small wire or pop can tab hot glued on the back of your flower.

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Here's a sneak peek of it hung on my new chalkboard wall in my office.  I'll be sharing more of this cool feature wall on Thursday when I update my One Room Challenge space for Week #3!

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 To continue the Earth Day inspiration, be sure to check out my fellow participants in this months There for the Making challenge. Each of them created a beautiful project without spending any money, and all of them have something to do with repurposing – perfect for Earth Day!

There for the Making: Earth Day Edition!

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2 Bees in a Pod | Wire Spool Plant Stand

Flourish & Knot | Painted Geometric DIY Flower Pots

Green with Decor | Chalk-Painted Table

My Creative Days | Painted Galvanized Planter

My Life From Home | DIY Book Page Flower

Personally Andrea | Rustic Three-Tier Wood Slice Stand

VinYet Etc. | DIY Copper Terrarium

To life feeling like home!

XO,

 

  1. Dee Bell says:

    Very nice vintage looking flower! Thank you. The pop up ads almost made me abandon this pursuit. Glad I stuck it out this time. Im definitely going to try this.

  2. Diana says:

    I LOVE these wreaths Amy, yours is simply gorgeous especially on that beautiful green chalkboard backdrop. ???? I’ve never made one, your tutorial is so doable, thanks for sharing that… putting this on my to-do list.

  3. janice says:

    i wanted to know how to make the book page flowers, so I found this post most interesting. I have a problem finding a book to tear up but, will try hard to do that. I really want to make that.
    Glad I found you
    Janice

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  9. I love a zero dollar project! Good tutorial too. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  10. Amy,

    I spied you on “Oh My Heartsie Girl” this morning. I must say, what an interesting concept for creating paper flower decor! Thank you for sharing your cleverness with us. Have a good day!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “V” (Violin & Victorian Women)

  11. Christine says:

    That’s beautiful Amy!

  12. Emily says:

    You KNOW I adore this! 😉 It looks fantastic in that frame on your chalkboard wall!

  13. Michelle says:

    I love projects using repurposed old books, and this flower is just darling! 🙂

    I’d like to invite you to share this at the brand-new Farmhouse Friday Link Party! To celebrate the kick-off of this party, I am giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. I will also share your linkup on DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group where I admin, which at this writing has over 130k members!

    I hope to see you there! 🙂
    
    Michelle
    The Painted Hinge
    http://www.thepaintedhinge.com

  14. I love this bookpage flower. I never realized how easy they are to make. Now if I can bare to cut the pages from a book.

  15. Roxanne says:

    I never get tired of book page crafts, I love how you styled this on the vintage frame!

  16. This is so cute! I love that you put it into the frame!

  17. This is so cute, I really love it! It’s perfect for your house!

  18. I love the 3D and texture of this! It looks so good in the frame and on your chalkboard wall… thanks for your great tutorial, I might have to give this a try! xo

  19. Emily says:

    You know I love any kind of book page project! It looks fabulous!

  20. I love book page projects and this is so adorable!!!

  21. I LOVE these wreaths Amy, yours is simply gorgeous especially on that beautiful green chalkboard backdrop. 🙂 I’ve never made one, your tutorial is so doable, thanks for sharing that… putting this on my to-do list.

  22. Sarah says:

    It looks so good, Amy! It makes for great variety in your gallery wall display, and I think it would work so well as decor for a party or shower, too. What a lovely way of recycling an old book.

  23. Hey Amy – we love book page projects and your flower is adorable! The frame is an excellent choice too 🙂

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