(Why? Why put something on the showroom floor that you have no intention of selling? Mental.)
Behold the lovely, adorable, and not-for-sale book flowers:
No, I didn't steal them (though I was sorely tempted). I studied one for so long that the sales woman finally took pity on me and told me how to make one of my very own.
And because I love you, I am going to show you, too -- in nine easy steps (or five if you're less indecisive and crazy than me).
[Had I been in less of a hurry, I would have gone to the thrift store and bought a really old, yellowed book. I think it would look even better antiqued. And how cool to be made from a book that I love, like something Austin perhaps? But alas, impatience is my middle name.]
[Also, make sure and roll them all in the same direction.]
Pretty cool, eh? Took me all of 15 minutes to do one book. Do not be surprised if my entire house is filled with them by, oh, tomorrow.
Happy crafting. Send me any links or snapshots of your own book flowers. It'll be like a decorating party!