After cutting out 8 circles, lightly spritz with water. Scrunch each circle into a small ball.
To form the flower, begin with the top petal and squish it together. Repeat with the remaining petals. Then open gently until you like the shape of your flower.
I made my flowers from computer paper and card stock. You might choose paper in solid or a printed pattern. For an added dimension, the edges can be inked just after punching them out and prior to scrunching.
Note about using pages from a book: I found that when making these flowers using pages from an older dictionary that they came out better when I did not wet them. Perhaps there is a greater fabric content but they simply did not hold the scrunch when wet! Pages from a regular book may not react this way but if you find they do, skip the wetting step.
Linking to the very sweet blog of Olga @Olga’s Home & Garden Blog for her Handmade Monday!