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How to Book Art

Fold book papers to create a bunch of flowers

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YOU WILL NEED:

Book papers cut to square, Florist wire

Fold one side in the middle horizontally, unfold and fold the same side in the middle vertically. Turn over and fold diagonally on each corner
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Unfold and turn over so the first side faces you. Tuck the top left and bottom corners in on themselves so the inside creases meet each other
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You should now have four flaps. Take one of the side flaps, and fold it inwards, so it lines up with the centre fold
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Place your finger inside the fold, and squash it down so you have a kite shape with the underside of your paper showing. Repeat steps 3-4 on all flaps
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Fold the two sides into the centre then unfold. Slip your finger into the top edge of the pocket
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Using creases as a guide, pull the lip of it all the way down, ensuring everything is aligned on the centre. Fold the triangle flap up. Repeat 5-6 on all sides
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Turn over to reveal the side with no folds or flaps on it. Fold the side edges into the centre crease and repeat all around
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With one side facing you, pull one of the petals downwards. Repeat
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Grab a pencil or ruler and curl the edge of the petals. Thread though a length of florist wire to use as stem.
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