A few weeks ago, I was watching the Nate Show. He had a guest on that had made flowers out of brown paper bags and she put them on and around her fireplace which you can see below.
Picture from A Place for Us.
I loved them so much, that I decided I wanted to make some for my room. But, being a music person, I decided I wanted to make mine out of old sheet music. :-) I found this book of rock n' roll music in an antique store for $4.50. Such a deal!
I found the tutorial to make these flowers on the blog, "A Place for Us", which you can access by clicking here.
I started by making a template out of a paper bag, so I could get just the right shape. Below is a picture of my templates for my big flower.
After I made my template, I traced it onto my music and began cutting. After I got my petals cut out, I folded each one in half.
Then, I layered them with the biggest petals on the bottom and the smaller ones on the top. As I layered them, I glued the petals together. Below is the first one I made... and the largest one I made. It is about 18 inches across.
I didn't like the way the center of the flowers looked when I was done, so I decided to add a little bling. I glued a giant rhinestone to the middle of all of my flowers.
I made one big one (18 inches across), two medium ones (15 inches across), and two small ones (12 inches across). I then arranged them on my wall around a mirror. I love it!