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Yellow Pages Do It Yourself Tissue Paper Flowers

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Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower or party. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

These Yellow Pages Do It Yourself Tissue Paper Flowers are easy, adorable and you can start today. Be sure to see all of our wedding diy projects.

Supplies: Phone book and Floral Wire

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Step 1: Rip 8 pages out of the yellow pages directory.

  • stack them together and place them vertically in front of you
  • make a 1/2 inch fold in the stack of papers
  • continue to fold back and forth until entire stack is folded

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Step 2: Cut a 12 inch piece of floral wire and wrap wire around the center of folded paper.

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Step 3: Gently pull one sheet at a time toward the center of the wire and continue pulling sheets on the other side of the wire.

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To make a 2D flower: Pull sheets toward the center of the wire on both halves so that there is a flat back to the flower.

To make a 3D flower: On the left side of the wire, pull the sheets upward toward the wire, then flip the flower over and pull the sheets on the right side of the wire in the opposite direction to create a full ball-like flower.

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Thanks to Jesi Haack Weddings for this super easy, super fabulous wedding DIY.

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  1. you girls are the best! Thank you so much for the post!!!

  2. 0. Alex says:

    wedding flowers made of paper? interesting idea

  3. I absolutely love this idea with the newspapers, magazines as floral decor..the best original idea I have seen in a long time.
    Well done.

  4. Love. We all know nobody needs the yellow pages anymore and they keep delivering them anyway! Great way to re-purpose something most of us want to toss aside.

  5. 0. Sara France says:

    Love the step by step instruction!

  6. 0. Raquel Cohen says:

    What a great idea and it is actually cute! I love DIY things that really make me WANT to make them!

  7. 0. Josh Ulmer says:

    Love this idea!One if they were up to it could even lightly brush the papers with paint and make it festive according to the time of year or holiday!

  8. 0. Carol says:

    These take me back…when I was little I used to make paper flowers out of tissues and tissue paper :) Now I have something to do with all the old magazines piling up!

  9. 0. Millie says:

    Wow, how beautiful and simple these are! Never knew a phonebook could be so fun :)

  10. 0. Hanssie Trainor says:

    LOVE Jesi Haack and love the DIY ideas. Makes me wish I was getting married again, then I can not have the 20lb Miss America bouquet of roses that I actually carried.

  11. 0. Rachel Clarke says:

    They are SO Cute. I love the fact that its eco friendly! You could do so much to dress them up too!! ADORABLE!

  12. I love these! What a great idea not only for weddings but even for around the house. Finally flowers that don’t die!

  13. 0. syed says:

    cool idea : )

  14. 0. Rachel says:

    These are so playful! Thanks for sharing.

  15. 0. Jo says:

    Love love love love love these!

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  19. 0. Kat says:

    hi,
    i dont understand the step from 3 to 4. how does it get so colorful, in step 3 it is just yellow pages, in step 4 its colored paper?
    thanks… kat

  20. 0. Anoosh Iqbal says:

    Oh it’s so pretty and indeed a useful post. Nobody wants to throw their books away when they can turn out to be this eye-catching. I liked this Book of Books as well http://www.amazon.com/Book-Books-Projects-beautiful-ornaments-ebook/dp/B00MGJADUK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1407385936&sr=8-5&keywords=mahe+zehra. It shares many interesting projects. Altered Upcycling also has an awesome website and lots of free ebook offers if you sign up.

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