To make a Recycled Magazine Flower:
1. Find a page in a magazine that has color printed right to the edge (this is called a “bleed”) and carefully tear it out.
2. Roll this page around a pencil, with the torn edge on the inside. Shake your pencil out and glue the loose edge down.
3. Use a 1/8″ paper punch to punch a hole at one end. This will become your stem!
4. Now, trace at least three circles using plastic lids or old CD’s as templates.
5. Fold each circle in half several times, like you would to make a paper snowflake.
6. Cut your folded circles into petal shapes, varying the sizes and/or shapes of each one. (Be careful not to cut through the folded point!)
7. Stack your circles and push a brass paper fastener through the center, then through the hole in your stem, and secure in back.
8. Add some leaves and glue them to your stem. (Cut two matching leaves and glue together for added strength!)
Recycled Magazine Flowers
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