Paper Roses


I don't like crafts that require you to destroy a book. It just feels wrong. No matter how boring or unnecessary a book may be I can't rip it apart. However, if a book falls apart on its own it is fair game. I bought this copy of a Georgette Heyer novel online and each page fell out as I turned it. While that was irritating, it did give me the chance to try making paper roses. I had seen them on Etsy and loved them but didn't want to spend money on them because I am...frugal. You can find tutorials for basically everything these days so, after a bit of puttering around online and the purchase of a hot glue gun, my daughter and I were ready to experiment.




They were amazingly easy to make and it is very satisfying. I think I have mentioned before that I am not naturally artistic or crafty so I am always pleasantly surprised when things turn out the way they are supposed to. I made a bouquet for the mantel and will probably add a few more flowers to it when I have a free evening. Celia calls it my "book-quet."


I bought a pad of thick scrapbooking paper and that made very pretty flowers as well. Just how many paper roses does one house need?


I still have lots of pages of the Heyer novel left and I have a Little House book that has fallen apart. I found a tutorial on how to decoupage a kitchen table. I'm tempted.

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  1. Oh, wow - a kitchen table covered with Laura Ingalls - makes (good - really good) shivers run up (down?) my spine.

    And the roses are lovely too. ;-)

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    1. I know! My son thinks it is a crazy idea but I think I am going to do it. Just imagine how absolutely glorious it will be.

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  2. The flowers are stylish and I love "book-quet".

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    1. She was pretty proud of herself for coming up with that.

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  3. How fun!

    My kitchen cupboards need updating or painting or replacing or something. I'm now thinking decoupage with vintage recipe books might be the solution...

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    1. Oh, yes! That would look so good. Do it and post photos.

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