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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.


Mom Shares Brilliant Hack to Avoiding Yelling at Stubborn Toddlers

We all lose our cool sometimes – but this can be very helpful!

How do you react when your toddler or preschooler throws a tantrum? Are you usually patient or do you often lose your cool, too? Although the former is the ideal response, let’s face it – it’s generally easier to be impatient, especially if you’ve had a long day and are terribly tired.

One mother, however, claims it is possible to stay tolerant of youngsters’ outburtsts – and she speaks from experience. You see, Shauna Harvey is a mother to a preschool-age kid she describes as “testy” and yet, she has found a brilliant parenting hack she shared on social media.

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29 Remarkable Showers You Wish You Could Go Home To Right Now

Shower time will never be the same.

It's easy to come up with design ideas for areas in your home like the bathroom or living room. However, for spaces like the bathroom, it can be a challenge to think of cool designs. Shower time can be a time for you to think and reflect about your life. It would be great to have not only a functional shower but a space where you can have a wonderful and relaxing experience.

Below are some of the amazing shower design ideas that you might want to use as inspiration. There's a shower room that gives you a full view of the wilderness or the great outdoors and there's also one that gives you a peaceful or zen vibe. If you're up for some fun, why not go for a laser shower? And did you know there's a shower that fits in your pocket? Check out these ideas below.

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12 Awesome Devices To Make Your Home Smart

It really pays (or, in this case, save) to be smart!

Homeowners have always loved placing different furniture and stuff in their houses. But now, with the advancement of technology, everything seems to look futuristic. From locks to speakers to switches, everything is now more connected to gadgets that are never installed before.

Elite Readers has a compiled a list of smart home gadgetries perfect for any type of house. This one here, though, is inspired by Fortune’s very own editor, Stacey Higginbotham. So, if you are looking to revamp your crib a bit, this compilation might just give you an idea. You can thank us later!

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