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DIY: Paper Flower Bouquets Are Still All the Rage This 2018

Brides and crafters love these long-lasting beauties.

Fresh flowers do liven up a place, but they can be expensive and do not last very long. Today, paper flowers, which only used to be seen in arts and crafts classes, have become a prized item in the homes of avid crafters and in the hands of blooming brides.

But you don’t need to be an expert crafter to create paper flower masterpieces. With a few easily sourced materials, a detailed guide, and a bit of patience, you will be able to fill your space with dainty floral paper creations. Below, we share just one of many ways to create paper flowers, courtesy of DIY-Paper Crafts on YouTube.

For this project, you will need colored paper cut into squares (green for the leaves along with other colors you want for the flowers), a pencil or marker, a pair of scissors, glue, and anything round to use as a shape guide.

Trace a circle one one of your colored papers.

Cut the circle.

Fold the circular paper in half.

Fold half of the paper inward so that it forms a heart shape. This is your petal.

Glue the inside part of the petal so that it holds its shape.

Create six of these petals.

For the leaf, start by folding the paper in half.

Then start cutting it so that the outer edge has little spikes and the whole piece looks like half a leaf.

Then start folding it horizontally in alternating directions so that it forms ridges.

Unfold the paper to reveal a leaf. Make two (or more) and glue them together.

Now, start gluing your flower petals.

Attach them to the leaves.

And you should have your dainty paper flowers.

Check out the video tutorial below:

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There are also variations to this kind of paper flower, like using recycled paper.

You can add more folds to each petal.

You can add stones, gems, and other accents.

You can put them in a vase.

You can also turn them into a bouquet.

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Artist Turns Adorable Pet Dogs Into Cute Crocheted Versions Of Them

Crocheted dogs anyone?

You love your furry best friend to bits and leaving him behind when you move out for college or simply spending hours away at work will break your heart. But artist Rachel Holland came up with a brilliant idea to ease that longing for your pooch.

Holland owns a shop called The Faded Wildflower and one of her creations became a hit to all dog lovers, especially to those who had to be away from their beloved pooches. Dog owners can now take their beloved dogs with them wherever they go.

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Japanese Landscapers Turn The Back Of Their Trucks Into Gorgeous Gardens

These gardeners vie for the best garden in Japan!

Gardening these days has been a healthy hobby for people from different walks of life. However, not everyone can do gardening as they please, especially those who live in small apartments or condominiums.

Luckily, this Japanese organization holds an annual gardening contest that gives those who love gardening a chance to showcase their creativity. Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors holds the annual Kei Truck Garden Contest which is participated by different landscapers across the country.

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Someone Handcrafted This Desktop Fantasy Waterfall and It’s Amazing

The steps need more patience but it’s super fun!

Do-It-Yourself projects are always fun, especially if you are the artsy-fartsy type. Of course, DIYs are more expressive and although they can sometimes cost you money, the results are always worth the time and effort.

Case in point, someone recently made a desktop fantasy waterfall or a fountain and the result is pretty amazing. The first few steps are a little tricky but if you have the patience and skill, it's definitely worth it.

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