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Day Twenty-Six and one more flower from my bag of tricks!

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Don't throw those newspapers away until you try this!  Today's flower tutorial for 31 Crafty Flowers in 31 Days  is a perfect summer activity to do with the kids!


 Here's what you need to get started:
Gather supplies  


-Old newspapers
-Acrylic Paints
-Decorative Scissors
-Flower punch or templates or die cut machine (or just freehand your own!)
-Buttons
-Tags
-Ribbon & Bakery Twine
-Medium Grade Sandpaper

Step One

Step one-cut paper

Cut newspaper into pieces small enough to work with.  Choose sheets with solid sections of text or interesting graphics depending on the look you want.

Step Two

 Step two-apply paint


Step two-apply paint2

Pour on a little paint and spread with a foam brush or cotton ball, let dry.


Step Three

Step three-add cardstock

Add a piece of cardstock behind the newspaper for stability before punching your shapes (the newspaper tends to crinkle up and get stuck if you don't do this).



Step Four

  Step four-punch cardstock

Punch flowers. You can also use a die cut machine or templates for this or just freehand your own designs.


Step Five
 

Step step-five cut decorative strip


You can cut decorative elements with your shaped scissors.

Step Six


 Step step-six cut leaves

Cut freehand leaves.


Step Seven

Finished


Now put together your flower!  I put mine on a tag and sanded it with sand paper to give it a distressed look.

You could also create a really cute handmade card with these, or magnets, bookmarks or even gift wrap!


Have Fun!


Grace & Peace,

Melissa~
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"Look how the wild flowers grow! They don't work hard to make their clothes. But I tell you that Solomon with all his wealth wasn't as well clothed as one of these flowers."
-Luke 12:27

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