Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cute Rolled Paper Flowers Made from Magazine Pages!


Can I just tell you - I am OBSESSED with making these flowers! I have read many tutorials - like this one at SplitCoastStampers on how to make these out of paper. So the other day, I was flipping through my piles (many, many piles) of magazines and catalogs, and I had an idea! Why not recycle these catalog pages and turn them into cute paper flowers? No need to buy any fancy paper, these turn out just as cute or even cuter! For a tutorial on how to roll the paper, click HERE. She actually uses "glue spots", I just used regular Elmer's glue. It's super easy!


I used a Pottery Barn catalog. I chose pages that had a lot of pink.



I LOVE how the text shows on this one!






I am officially in love with these. And now I have an excuse to keep all my old magazines! My hubby will be THRILLED.

There are endless possibilities with color, size, text, etc. You could even use old books with no pictures. Hmm..I think I'll have to try that next :)






30 comments:

creativejewishmom.com said...

Really gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.
Stop by my blog for lots more recycling crafts!

Frugal Life Pro said...

Thanks for the comment. I love your blog!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

These are so cute! I love that you recycled your magazines to make them. So clever. :-)

Frugal Life Pro said...

Thank you BLJ! You have some very unique projects on your blog - I'll have to try some! All these blogs have really inspired me to do more DIY projects. Thanks for being so creative!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Oh my, those are so cute! I'm going to feature this when I do the featured post!

Frugal Life Pro said...

Thank you so much - I really appreciate it!

CraftyMummy said...

Clever idea! and oh so cute! Thanks for sharing

Frugal Life Project said...

Thanks CraftMummy :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

That's totally cute! Thanks for the link!

Frugal Life Project said...

thanks Heather - i love reading your craft ideas.

Kim said...

I LOVE this idea. How cute!!

Frugal Life Project said...
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Frugal Life Project said...

Thank you Kim!

azleen said...

its very simple n cute. i like this.....

Pam said...

Those are so cute! I bet your hubby will be thrilled with those old magazines. lol

Frugal Life Project said...

Thanks azleen and pam. my hubby hates my magazines! I have stacks and stacks everywhere!

LuckyStarErin said...

These are awesome! Will be trying for sure.

Ivonne said...

Hi!! I love these flowers the second I saw them. I tried the link for tutorial but it says it is innactive. Can you please direct me to a tutorial on how to make them??

Thanks so much!!

xoxo

Carol said...

Hi Ivonne - the link is working for me...

pippertfamily said...

I love this! I bookmarked your blog. Thank you for the great idea.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

OMG when I saw these profiled on Tip Junkie I just had to check them out! They really look cool and I love your magazine version. Got me so excited to try them out with my new Polymerized Cloth Technique and with a little tweaking to the technique it worked beautifully! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Carol said...

Very cool, Cindy! Thanks for checking out my post!

Michelle said...

love it! what a great idea! i've got to try this with all my piles of magazines!!!

allenaim photography and design said...

LOVE this idea!!

Inspire Me Heather said...

These are just gorgeous! I linked your pretty flowers to my paper flowers project post too, well done!

Anonymous said...

haha i made these a few months ago. they r so cool.i decorated my locker and a lamp with them. i got the idea out of a scrap book magazine

Jessica@MakeItLovely said...

well those are just adorable!

Inspired By Ink said...

I love these and am a demo with Stampin Up and they make a die to make those:)

Anonymous said...

owsm....

Christine said...

I love them!!!

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