Thursday, March 20, 2008

Recycled Magazine Flower Tutorial

I think this will be a fun program for teens @ the library...

Start with a discarded magazine. Rip out about 25 pages. Don't be long as you get *most* of the page, you will be fine.

Fold your first page in half.

Do this four times and you will get a thin strip about 1/2 inch wide.

Start rolling your piece into a tight spiral. At the very end, dab a bit of hot glue on the tail and smooth it onto the sprial so the piece is in tact.
On the left is a spiral with 2 magazine pages.
Continue rolling folded pages around the center until you reach your desired diameter.

For the stem, take a folded page and fold it in half vertically and glue it to the back of the flower.

For the leaves, fold a bunch (6?) of pages in half and staple 3 times vertically about an inch from the edge. Then cut out a leaf shape.
Repeat for as many leaves as you need.

Fringe the outer edges of the leaves by making small snips all the way around the edges, leaving the "stem" in tact.

Punch a hole on each side of the staples and cut a piece of yarn long enough to go all the way around the punched holes and leave enough to tie a knot.

Notice the triange shaped punched holes.
Glue the leaves into the stem with hot glue. (Sorry this photo is fuzzy).

And now you are done!


Melissa Walker said...

What a great idea for spring! PRETTY!

HK said...

Good idea!