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To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Monday Crafts: how to make flowers with magazine pages

Submitted by on March 14, 2011 – 1:47 am2 Comments

I like making things with old newspapers and magazine pages. They are a great material to make anything you want, so at the weekend we made some pretty flowers using glossy magazine paper, glue, straws and garden wire.
You can make many different shapes, tulip like, daffodils, or a classic wide petal flower. We made various ones making it up as we went along, but here I give you a tutorial for the easiest one.
1. Cut 5 oval shaped petals from your magazine pages. Try to pick the parts of the paper that are most colourful.
2. Fold a plait on each of the petals and stick them together with glue one by one.
3. Attach a button in the centre with glue. If the button you have available is not a bright one, you may want to liven it up with either paint or nail polish.
4. When the flower is dry proceed to attaching the straw at the back. Split the top extremity of the straw in three parts. Apply glue in the inside and attach it to the back of the flower.
5. For a stronger hold use a piece of garden wire to secure the straw to the back of the petals.

Happily shared with Kids Get Craftyand Play Academy.



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