At the end of last summer, I was lucky enough to be in a good friend and fellow librarian's...
Book Page Flower How-To
Here is a step by step how-to for the book page flowers I talked about here.
1) wire I used wire from the jewelry making section of a craft store. I'm not sure what gauge it was but maybe 12 or 16. It needs to be sturdy.
2) book pages I used a Harry Potter book that was weeded due to condition. The pages were falling out and the spine was destroyed.
3) hot glue gun
4) wire cutter I used pliers with a built in wire cutter.
B) For a rose, the petal shape should be heart-shaped at the top and flat on the bottom.
The first few times, I drew the shape and cut it out but after I was able to just cut without sketching. Since you folded the paper, you will get several petals at once.
Step 2: shape petals
A) To shape the petals, I kept them stacked as they were after cutting and rolled the two bumps at the top in slightly.
B) Next, I turned the petals over so the rolls faced away from me. Then I pinched the flat bottom edge in half. This will make it easier to glue when you start building the flower.
I found it easier to make a large number of petals first and then build the flower but you could also make the petals as you go. You will need a bunch of small, medium, and large petals, depending on how big you want you roses.