DIY – Paper Roses from Vintage Book Pages…

A few weeks ago Jennifer and I had one of those fabulous yard sale shopping days…you know the kind I mean. Each stop was better than the next. We brought home quite the mother lode. At one of our stops we purchased these antique books for the grand investment of .50 cents. Now, the books aren’t in great condition as you can see. They are each from the late 1800’s and have seen better days. We bought them with then intention of taking them apart for paper crafts. The pages are wonderfully aged and have the perfect antique patina.

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.

I’ve been making paper flowers of all types for as long as I can remember. I wanted to use these vintage book pages to make paper roses. Here’s all you need:

  • Book pages or newspaper – I prefer vintage
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Lets get started!

Tear out a book page…

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.…and cut it into a circle. This does not have to be perfect at all!

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.On this rose I chose to lightly scallop cut the circle.

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.Spiral cut each circle into the center until it looks like this…

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.Grab the end tip and begin rolling…

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.Keep rolling until you get to the end…

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.Let go of you spiral cone – it will loosen up a bit and you can begin to see the rose taking shape.

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.Put hot glue on the end circle – the center of your spiral cut…

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.…and keep going :) I wasn’t able to stop! This is such a quick project. I literally made eight roses in five minutes!!

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.I used craft paper to create leaves…again, just roughly cut.

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.I created an original gift bag for a friend. I just hot glued the roses and leaves into place.

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.I think this turned out very cute. I hope my friend likes it!!!

DIY - paper roses made from vintage book page. An easy, simple to follow tutorial.

 

Book Page Paper Roses. Easy and fun to make.I’m not stopping – I hope to create a wreath of paper roses from vintage book pages!! Give this craft a try – it’s tons of fun :)

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