Friday, January 16, 2015

Paper Reed flowers

Hello my dear friends, readers wish you all a wonderful 2015.. Hope it brings you lot of joy, and happiness!!  
Pinterest is awesome place to explore creativity with paper. Creating paper reeds is a great way to recycle your old magazines. So many amazing things can be created from these paper reeds! Coasters, basket, frames.. the list is endless.
Most of DIY by me don't see the blogging world :)), because it would have turned out not so nice, or a total failure or sometimes I am simply lazy to post it.  As a new resolution I am posting here reed flowers that I made from the paper reeds.  
First you need to make lots of paper reeds. Doing paper straw or reed is pretty simple. Follow this tutorial here for making paper reeds
Flatten these straw like reeds by rolling them against a pen. This is bit tough if the reed is strong. 
Start rolling the flattened reed around the same pen. Put a dot of glue/fevicol in the end to prevent it from unrolling.
Join these circles in a flower fashion using fevicol and later tie them with colorful threads for stability.


  1. The hanging looks really cool Vasudha! may be a tiny bell tied at the bottom, can make it a nice wind chime! awesome!

  2. Woow.. Awesome!
    It would be so pleasant to see the rest ones... Let them see the world.. :)

  3. This is a very nice recycling project.....I want to try paper basket making have you tried that before? Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    1. Thanks Deepika for stopping by. Doing paper reed basket is top on my craft to do list. I still have not tried yet.

  4. Hi Vasudha

    It was like a trip back home reading through various posts of yours. :) Naanu alliyavale!!! :) Eega Barodalliddene.

    Great idea of using paper
    Spent some good time on your blog. Basale beleslikke eshtu kashtaa padtene gotta!! Cause its hot weather here. And we dont get it over here....

    Was fun being here...

    1. Hi Aishwarya good to know you. Yeah,Basale doesn't thrive well in hot sun. Try keeping it in shade..

  5. NICE!! Very well made. The hanging looks very pretty.