Newspaper Flowers

Newspaper Flowers

Hi guys, Rhea here! I have been wearing these and all my friends have gone crazy over them. These are the following supplies:

-glue stick
-bowl of water

1) Take your wire and find the length of however long you want your stem to be. Add about a 2 inches to it and cut it off. Make a knot so the know is about an 1.5 inches into the wire. Set it aside.
2) Take your newspaper out. Cut out circles slightly bigger than quarters. Take a colored marker (I recommend a darker color) and color around the sides. Don’t color too much, bot don’t color too little (look at the picture for help). Repeat on the other side.
3) Take your paintbrush and dip in a little water. Brush the water on the marker of the newspaper to make it bleed. Repeat on the other side if needed. Set it aside to dry. Make about 12-16 petals depending on how big you like your flower to be.
4) Once your first petal dries, take out your glue stick and wire stem. Apply glue on the bottom half of the petal. Applying the first petal is the hardest step so be careful. Take your stem on the shorter side of the knot and wrap your petal on the wire so it looks like a burrito with a stick that dropped into it. Apply a little more glue on the bottom half of your new ‘burrito’ and fold it around again. This is your starting petal.
5) Keep taking your dry petals and wrapping them around the middle. Don’t do it like how you did to the first petal. Just wrap it around the center – applying glue on the bottom half and wrapping them around. Usually, there are 3-4 petals on each circle of petals. Once you think you are reaching your last 8 petals, listen in.
6) Wrap it on the same way. When it is on, take the upper part of the petal and curve it slightly outwards. Do this for your whole circle. Then, stick on the last 4 petals around. Curve them out the same way, but more outwards than your previous 4. They should look a lot like roses by now!
7) Are your hands really icky by now? They probably are. These are really hard flowers – they require tons of patience. Go wash your hands and let the flowers dry. In the next few hours (or the next day) go check on them. They should be hard and molded. They shouldn’t be sticky. You can slide them off and attach them to something (I made a hairband) or you can leave them and use them in a pretty vase around the house. Also, they make great presents!
I hoped you like this updo! Don’t worry if you didn’t get it! Keep trying with practice and you’ll get the hang of it. Bye for now! Thanks, and don’t forget to comment!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Rose petals in your dreams for Holly and all the women in my life. | Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog
  2. caterinarichmond
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 11:54:17

    These are gorgeous, I might give these a go myself!


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