Paper flowers fashioned from old book pages, newspaper or brown Kraft paper are a frugal alternative to store-bought ribbons and bows.Cristina Riches, Bird's Party
Cut a rough circle out of your chosen paper type. Tip: It doesn't need to be perfectly round.
Draw and cut a spiral shape starting from the edges of the circle. Leave a circle in the center; this is where you will affix the rolled flower.
Start rolling the cut spiral from the edge until you reach the center.
Release the swirl of rolled paper to reveal your rose, then hot glue the swirl to the center to secure the rose in place.
Repeat with varying sizes of circles and different paper textures to create a stunning adornment for cardboard gift boxes.
Finish the look with wrapped twine and a printable gift tag.