Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays: Recycled Phonebook Hydrangea Centerpieces

Last week I showed a tutorial on how to create flowers out of pages from the phonebook.  This week I have taken it a step further, by dying the pages first and then cutting the edges to give them a more ragged appearance and the look of hydrangea.

Of course, I had to create them in my favorite color scheme of red and light blue.  I think they look so realistic.

To dye them just fold them up accordion style, and soak them in a mixture of hot water and food coloring. I soaked the entire sheet in the food coloring mixture but you could do it half in one color and half in another. I then patted them dry with paper towels and let them dry a bit before peeling them apart and letting the individual sheets dry then follow the tutorial instructions but don't put a center on them!



  1. love those! you need to come by at some point and scrap with me, we'll make some flowers! saw your blog love the other day, super cool! did you save me some of that old map?

  2. Thanks! I would love to get together and make some flowers, I don't really do any scrap booking though :( too busy recycling! I do have some old map ones left I could bring them to work with me tomorrow or friday, let me know!

  3. Wow! Those are beautiful. I can't believe they are from a phonebook!