Vintage Newspaper Accordion Flower


Here’s a simple way to repurpose the daily or weekly newspaper before it goes in the trash or recycle bin.  I love how simple and easy it is to make these newspaper accordion flowers and they look so much better than an everyday bow bought in the store!

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  • newspaper
  • glue
  • old button
  • hot glue gun
Game Plan:

1.  Cut a strip of newspaper to half the width you want your flower to be.

My first piece I cut was way too big and I had to trim it down.  I also cut two layers at a time to make my flower a bit sturdy.

2.  Fold the newspaper strip back and forth in accordion folds.

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Fold newspaper strip to make it look like an accordion

3.  Form the newspaper into a circle by attaching the two ends together with glue.

You’ll have to hold together the middle and push it in to keep it in a circle shape.

4.  Glue the middle of the flower together and make sure to press it together until the hot glue hardens.

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5.  Glue a vintage looking button in the center of the flower.

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6.  That’s it!!  Just use a hot glue gun to attach it to your gift.

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