I hope you haven't been throwing away the loads of junk mail that's been filling your mailbox for the past month. I have the perfect thrifty decorating project to use up that junk mail on!
Step 1: Grab a stack of junk mail 8-10 pages thick and cut out three sizes of circles from it: one large set, one medium set, and one small set.
Step 2: With each circle set, cut five small triangle slices towards the center, but don't cut all the way into the center. You want to leave room in the middle.
Step 3: Starting with the smallest circles, stick an unopened brad through the center. I could only get the brad through 2-3 layers at a time.
Step 4: After getting the brad through the smallest circles, stick it through the medium and then large circles. Turn over and open the brad to secure it in place.
Step 5: Gently fold or curl the layers of your junk mail flower to give it some texture. All done!
You can string these little flowers up on a garland to decorate for the holidays or use then as bows for gifts. Perfect!
Check out my Junk Mail Snowflakes Post for another cheap decorating idea.
Happy Junk Mail Decorating!