Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Book Flower Bouquet

First of all,
today was supposed to be the linkup day for those who participated in the Tea Cup Exchange.
I sent out an email yesterday,
but in case you did not get it the linkup has been postponed until this Friday, the 9th.
Some ladies have not yet received their tea cups so I thought it best to wait a few more days.
Sorry for the inconvenience, dear ladies - I look forward to seeing your treasures this Friday :)

Onto the book flower bouquet......

Normally I would not rip into a book for a project
because I have a love for books, maybe I'm even a little obsessive when it comes to them :)
But I had an extra copy so I decided to use it for a flower bouquet.


I thought it turned out quite nicely and had to share it with you, lovelies.

Items needed to make your own book page bouquet:
(you can always use sheet music or card stock paper)

book pages or whatever kind of paper you choose to use
buttons
flower punches - medium and small
wire
jar - I used a recycled glass syrup jar
Spanish moss
lace and ribbon (optional)

With the flower punches cut out several flowers
(I have 9 flowers in my bouquet).

Place the small flower on top of the big one
then hold the button on top of the little flower and poke though the button hole.

Twist the short piece of wire around the stem to hold everything in place.

Trim the wire to the desired length for the stem.

Now you can add lace and ribbon to the jar for the finishing touch.

Fill the jar with Spanish moss and arrange the bouquet.




No watering involved to keep your flowers alive.
Maybe just a little dusting once in a while :)

Many blessings to you, friends!

40 comments:

donna said...

Your flowers are so pretty. What a great idea. I think I could keep these alive lol. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs
donna

wilma b said...

How cute is that! Looks easy enough for anyone to try (if they had a flower punch or two...)

Ashley~ said...

Just my kind of flowers! I always forget to water~
Cute project~

sweetvintageofmine said...

Very SWEET! LOVE the wordage on the design!! Blessings~~~Roxie

Blackberry Lane said...

I love these! My cats won't ALLOW me to have live flowers, so this will be a good project for me. Have a delightful afternoon.
Mildred

Lady Linda said...

Almost as cute as you! Very clever.
Love ya,
Linda

Debbie Harris said...

I like those! Even I could make those. That would be something I could do for my seniors, or better yet, a project they could do. :)

I am looking forward to Friday!

Much love!

NanaDiana said...

That is very cute, Stephanie. Nice job- xo Diana

TexWisGirl said...

that is really cute!

kitty said...

What a wonderful paper project, Stephanie! I,love that there's no water needed ; ). xo

Amy said...

Hi Stephanie! Happy Tuesday!
I love this idea... Very creative.
And, I have a hard time remembering to water my indoor plants, so this would be a great thing to have. I'll be making these.
Thanks so much!

Blessings,
Amy

Shoregirl said...

I've found myself buying books (at the thrift store) for the sole purpose of re-purposing them in my paper crafts! Lovely bouquet - love the pretty button centers!

Denise said...

really like these.

Sujana said...

Wow Stephanie.... Wat a simple n neat project... Such a crafty person u r

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

So simple and so pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Leah Rose said...

Very Cute! Would look lovely on a bookshelf with some vintage books!:)

Gina said...

Stephanie, so cute! And no weeds!!

Sherri B. said...

Such a cute idea and really a jumping off point for so many different types of paper around the house or even felt, I would imagine. You always share such good ideas, thanks! xxoo

forgetmenots blue said...

What a fab idea. I also have a love for books...I will have to look for some duplicates so I can give them a go! x

Maryann said...

This is a cute idea...I have some musician friends so I think I would try sheet music

Judy said...

Beautiful flowers. have a great day. :)

Vicky Hunt said...

Your little flowers are too cute! I might just have to make some one of these days...:) Thanks for sharing and have a blessed evening!

Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Merlesworld said...

Well that is different, if you don't want to cut up a book you could use magazines.
Merle........

Delvalina said...

Wwonderful flowers :) as always you did good job. I for the music sheetmaybe I should try and put on the cards :)

thanks for sahring sister.

Much Love,
Eva

Conniecrafter said...

so cute, love your centers for the flowers and great way to attach the wire, such pretty way to dress up the vase too.
I bought an old encyclopedia at a book sale so that I would feel ok about using the pages :)

Karen Frost said...

So charming, Stephanie! And no wilting! Love these! Hugs, xoxo

Amber Holder said...

I just love your bouquet! So pretty and would look good almost anywhere :)

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Marcia Pilar said...

I love it, Stephanie. It's pretty and simple. I feel the same when it comes to crafts with book pages, but I often use duplicates or really inexpensive paperbacks from yard sales and such.
Always a pleasure stopping by.
xoxo's

Karen said...

This is such a fun and unique project.

Natalie said...

Simply adorable!! Thanks for sharing. God bless :-)

Liz Hockamier said...

Darling! I love this little craft. How perfect! :)

~Liz

Kate M said...

I too can't bear to destroy books, and will only relent if the book literally falls to pieces. Love your flowers, they are superb. (You may recall I used some similar flowers on one of my cards the other day)
Your vase is fabulous too - love it!
Hugs
xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those are adorable! What a fun project that turns out cute! Would be sweet on my crafting desk! Hugs!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

These are just adorable! I love the button. Have a lovely weekend :)

hugs,
Deborah

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, this is so adorable and you're so creative.
Have a good weekend.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

LadyD said...

These are so adorable There is room for so many different variations with this idea...fun! Thanks for sharing!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love this project! I'm always looking for something to do with my big box of buttons!

Linda Kilsdonk said...

Your book flower bouquet is, in a word, ENCHANTING! I love it! Linda @ www.paperseedlings.com

Joy H said...

I love this idea! I would have to find a book that I have two of or that was damaged or something but it is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

krishna said...

the flowers are so lovely.. Thanks for sharing the tutorial...

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