Newspaper Flower Gift Topper

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Newspaper Flower Gift Topper
Newspaper Flower Gift Topper
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Upcycle old newspapers to make the ultimate gift wrapping creation. This Newspaper Flower Gift Topper is both thrifty and adorable. Learn how to make a paper flower out of newspaper and create the perfect element to finish off your homemade gift wrapping. This recycled craft is both budget-friendly and chic. Now your gift wrap will be as unique and special as the gift you are giving and as the person receiving it. If you have been on the search for unique gift wrapping ideas, look no further than this DIY paper flower craft.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Paper Crafting

Project or Page Size8.5 inches x 11 inches

Type of Paper UsedNewspaper



  • Newspaper
  • Mini stapler
  • Multiple scallop circle paper punches


  1. Punch out two pieces of newspaper in each size punch.
  2. Layer with the largest on the bottom to the smallest, alternating the scallops.
  3. Staple the middle
  4. Scrunch up the layers individually, starting with the smallest.
  5. Attach to your gift!

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The Newspaper Flower Gift Topper has to be one of the easiest and most fun projects I have read about in a very long time. This recycled bow for gift topping is the perfect project for those times when you want to make a little something just to be creative. I can see making a bunch of these in the evenings while my husband is watching his sports on television. Hmmm maybe there should be a list of just projects for spouses of sports fans, ha ha ha. Thank you for sharing such a cute project.

Haha, that's a really good idea! Have fun with your sports relief projects ;) - Krista, Editor, AllFreePaperCrafts

While the finished item may look complicated and time consuming, once you have the materials required, it's actually very quick to make. It adds a lovely touch to gifts and can be customized to each and every special occasion. Imagine the flower in pink for St. Valentine's Day or in green and red for the Christmas holidays?

What a great idea! Love the thought of recycling what I already have to make something beautiful.

Such a clever way to reuse newspapers!


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