“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” ~ Indian Proverb
The other day, I saw a wonderful floral creation made with recycled book pages. Depending on your time and skill, one single paper posey or a full bouquet can be crafted.
These handmade flowers are long lasting. Help to keep news print and other printed paper out of landfills by making them. This type of floral decorating needs no watering, saving natural resources from being depleted.
Here are step by step instructions, along with photos , of how to create these sustainable flowers http://bit.ly/Qb4myY.
Lately, I have seen many ideas for recycling paperback books. It seems to becoming a fulfilling hobby. If you are looking for unique gifts for the someone in your life, think about re-using paper products creatively.
With the emphasis on recycling, my husband may decide he has bought me enough live flowers throughout our thirty-two year marriage. Some day he may draw the line and say “I am no longer buying the real deal, you already have the resources needed to make floral arrangements in those books you are discarding. Get to it, get inspired!”
If I want to keep peace in the family and celebrate a golden anniversary, I’d better side with him. The thing is, a puny nosegay is not very effective. I’ll want an overflowing bouquet, a real armful of paper posies, for a bountiful look. For my 50th anniversary maybe I’ll have my original wedding garb re-designed to reflect a new era – using recycled materials in artistic bridal clothing.
I better make a vow to get started now, producing my own book page bouquet. Eighteen years from now I should have enough blossoms to make a real fashion statement.
Want to help make some flowers? I’ve provided the instructions, you provide the paper, from all those newspapers, hardcover and paperback books, they say, are going out of style.
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