You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight!
Remember the storybook roses in Shanna Richard’s wedding? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you!
Craft Supplies: Paper Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths Glue Gun Glue Sticks (low temp) Scissors Wire Cutters Step 1: Gather materials.
If you are using vintage books or sheet music as your paper source make sure it is still flexible enough to curl with your fingers.
I hope to one day take the time to try to make them. Here are a few helpful tips I discovered: --CUT OUT MORE THAN ONE PETAL AT A TIME: I stacked four pages and cut out 4 at a time. The individuality of the petals is not a concern since it will be lost in the final product.