Monday, June 9, 2014

Brown Paper Bag flower


Made these flower out of brown paper lunch bags.You could also make it with colored paper if you like. 



You'll need:
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4-6 brown paper bags.
Glue
Scissor.



Steps:
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- Draw a petal shape in the brown paper bags.


- Cut out the petals.


- When you cut out the petals, you will get smaller petals from the sides of the bags, which will just fall off after you cut the petals just like the picture below. So from each bag you get four petals, two big ones from the front and back of the bags and two small ones from the sides of the bags.


- You should now have a bunch of big and small petals.


- In the above picture, my left pile is the pile of small petals from the sides of the bag. These are already folded in half. Slightly fold the big petals in half too and start gluing it together.

- Glue the big petals just like the picture below.




- Do the same with the small petals.




- So now you have two flowers, one with the big petals and the other one with small petals


- Glue the small flower on top of the big flower.


- Take small pieces of scrap paper you must have left out from all that cutting and wrap it in a small square piece of paper and glue it to the center of the flower.



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40 comments:

  1. Wow - this is so pretty! I never would have thought to use a paper bag in this way. Love it! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

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  2. These are great...I think I will definitely have to give them a try. Thank you!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Thank you Trisha!
      And yes, you should try making these. These are so easy to make and looks wonderful...:)

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  3. I love your flowers. They are so simple, yet elegant looking. I will try making them. Thanks for sharing! -- Sabine

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    1. Go for it Sabine try making some of these pretty flowers.

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  4. Nice! I think these would work well as Poinsettias, too.

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    1. You are right! Great with red paper to make into Poinsettias..:)
      Poinsettias are in different colors too I think. Oh well, it will look great with any color..:) Thanks Heidi for stopping by!

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  5. What a great and thrifty party decoration! I love this idea! Pinning it!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and for pinning Laura!

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  6. Amazing how something as drab as a brown paper bag can be turned into something so lovely! Pinning!

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  7. Very cute! i bet it would look with upcycled shopping bags! Totally pinning this!
    thanks!
    Shana from Technotini

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    1. I love recycling projects and yes definitely would work with shopping bags..:)
      Thank you Shana!

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  8. Great craft idea. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  9. This would make a pretty decoration for a spring party. Thanks for linking up with Merry Mondays!

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    1. Totally agree!
      Thank you Rachel for stopping by..:)

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  10. Too neat! Love this craft for sure. Just think of all the possibilities! and colors! and sparkles!

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    1. Right, different color flowers for different occasions.. It will totally work..:)
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  11. As soon as I saw your paper bag flowers I could picture a few of them adorning my granddaughter's bedroom wall. I am pinning. Thanks for sharing your project, Best wishes, Darlene

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    1. Thank you Darlene! great to know that it was an inspiration for a decor idea for you granddaughter's bedroom walls..:)

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  12. These are fun! I'm sure my oldest would not only love making these, but decorating them as well!

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  13. I used to make these with construction paper. Never thought about using paper bags. These are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit and for pinning!

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  15. I love these flowers - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and for pinning Amber!

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  16. Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again! Pinned.

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  17. So much fun! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess for the invitation. Would love to share with the group..:)

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  18. You always come up with the most amazing things! The flower is beautiful and seeing it no one would realize it was made of plain brown bags. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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    1. You are too sweet Teresa. Thank you such for your kind words...:)

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