Paper Flower Bouquet / Paper Flower Decorations with Vintage Birthday Cards

Paper Flower Bouquet / Paper Flower Decorations with Vintage Birthday Cards

I absolutely love old greeting cards, from vintage Christmas cards to vintage birthday cards, and everything in between. I often find them (used) at thrift stores and wanted to find a fresh way to recycle them. I mulled over upcycling ideas in my mind and I couldn’t shake the thought of a paper flower bouquet (or just paper flower decorations, in general).

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Sewing Pattern Paper to Make Rustic Flowers or Big Paper Flowers

Sewing Pattern Paper to Make Rustic Flowers or Big Paper Flowers

Even though I’m not a faux flowers kind of person, I decided to try my hand at tissue paper flowers. Why, you might ask? Well, I’m always looking for projects to make from things that are ubiquitous (and wildly cheap) at thrift shops. I kept seeing vintage sewing patterns at thrifts – but when I say “vintage”, I mean ugly patterns for 80s and 90s clothing. And making big paper flowers from the sewing pattern paper seemed like a great way to put those shoulder pad patterns to rest.
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