I like to make them by upcycling paper from old, falling to pieces, unloved books, music sheets and maps, but feel free to use whatever paper you like. Remember, if you are upcycling the idea is to make something that wasn't useful any more have a new purpose - so don't just rip up anything! Think if it's past its best or if it will be of use to anyone first.
|This is the book I used which is clearly falling to pieces and has missing pages. It went from this ...|
Instructions for making an upcycled paper roseYou will need: a square of paper about 6cm x 6cm (2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch); glue (I like to use PVA); scissors; a quilling tool or cocktail stick.
1. Take the square of paper and use your scissors to round each corner. (Ask an adult to help if you're one of my younger readers - always be careful using scissors.)
2. Now cut into the paper about 1 cm (1/2 inch) down from the top right hand corner.
6. Now put some glue onto the circle of paper that was in the middle of the spiral and is now at the bottom of the rose. Stick this circle to the base of the rose and hold for a few seconds to fix it in place.
- cut the original square of paper with a wavy edge instead of straight;
- colouring the edge of the square of paper with inks or crayons;
- using different papers - books, maps, pictures, magazines;
- cutting the paper to different sizes.