These pretty paper pansies are a cheap alternative to store bought scrapbooking flowers. They are made from recycled paper bags and pages from old books and magazines. They are a great addition for most paper crafts including, cards, invitations, scrapbooking and gift tags.

I used my final flower by gluing it to a bobby pin and placing it on a gift tag to add a little something extra to a present.

What you will need:
Recycled brown craft paper bag
A page or two from an old book or magazine (newspaper is too thin)
Paper Glue
Dish towel
Paper towels

Step 1: Download

Download pansypattern.jpg and print it out full size (a scale has been placed on each jpg to help with printing at the correct proportions).
I have simply got to make these. My SIL has been looking for scrapbooking embellishments for her youngest daughter's baby book, but she can't find things in the right color scheme. This is a perfect solution.
These are absolutely lovely! I think a nice additional step would be to lightly ink or chalk the edges of the petals before you assemble the flower. It could help with depth. Tea staining the petals could be pretty as well.<br><br>Regardless, this is fantastic. That idea with the spoon is inspired!
Pretty, I like that you used pages from books, that looks really good.

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