Tutorial: How to make recycled book page flower charms/beads

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This is actually very easy – it just takes lots of PATIENCE!

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Step One:
Using a small flower shaped punch (I like fiskars) cut out both the book page and soda can for the sturdy backing.

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Step Two:
Using Aleene’s Tacky Glue or Mod Podge glue the book page flower over the colored side of the soda can cut out.  Repeat for second flower!

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Be sure to let this dry COMPLETELY!

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Step Three:
Glue two flowers together to create a layered flower, make sure you don’t line them up perfectly, the petals should alternate.  Let it dry COMPLETELY!

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Step Five:
Once it is dry, punch a whole through the center with a tack!

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Step Six:
You will need a small bead of your choice (mine is 4mm) and a small bead wire.

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String the bead on the wire to the end and then place the flower on. Bend the extra wire on the backside of the flower all the way over so it is flush and holds the bead/flower in place.

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Step Seven:
Now create the loop.  I wrap the wire around my bead reamer and then twist the extra around the base to secure.  A scewer will also work fine too.

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Fluff up the petals and you are done!  Attach a jump ring to add it to a necklace or attach it to earring wires!

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