First, gather your materials:
- paper grocery bag
- cut-up-able dictionary page (or other contrasting paper)
- glue stick
- glue gun and glue
- selection of vintage buttons
- paper cutter (or ruler and scissors)
Now go ahead and cut your contrasting paper (in this case, some dictionary pages) into 1" strips.
(Sorry about the iffy picture quality there. I was holding the camera in my teeth.) Okay, we need to let that seal firm up for a few minutes, so this is a good time to take a coffee break, or check your email or something. But before you do that, plug in your glue gun and choose a pretty button to use for the center of your flower. We're that close.
All righty, then...you back? Good. Your tabs should be well and truly stuck together (that's a technical term, you know...) and your glue gun should be hot and ready to go. So here's the tricky bit. You need to transform your zig-zaggity circle into a flower. This is something of an origami move. Here's what it should look like to begin with:
And finally, like this:
All set? Go for your glue gun (careful--that's hot!) and squirt a drop of glue down to the bottom of the rosette. Then hold the whole shebang together for a few seconds til the glue sets up.
Not interested in making your own? Skipped Kindergarten and stymied by zig-zag folding? Have no fear---these guys will be in my shop on the morrow...