Hey all. Happy New Year to everyone who follows me or reads my stuff in general!
I hope your New Year was fantastic. I rather enjoyed my quiet start to the 2014 year.
This year is seeing me moving to a new home!! I’d dance but there’s no emote to help me do that LOL!
We will have a big backyard, which I’m looking forward to! I love my gardens and especially flowers.
I am; however; allergic to wild rose… (Hybrids don’t seem to be an issue if they aren’t too “smelly”)
but I can always have my roses when ever I want… I just make paper ones 😀 .
This February actually sees me making 100 rainbow roses (Pride ones) out of paper for two of my great friends for their wedding, which happens this month! 🙂 My daughter is their flower girl/ring bearer. So in light of my roses and the wedding of two awesome people I am setting up this tutorial for ALL my friends who asked me
HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE?!
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If you can afford to purchase this hole punch. It will help you start making your paper roses. IF you can’t afford it you can always print and cut out your peddles instead.
Make sure when you cut out your peddles to take your time and remove ALL the black ink from the peddles as you don’t want that showing up on your roses.
Clicking on the image should get you a template of the full sized peddles all ready for printing (use this if you don’t have a hole punch)
once you’ve cut out your peddles you need to curl the peddles… (twice) Here’s the 1st way and this MUST be done for EVERY peddles.
once this is done you will need to make sure your glue gun is ready and hot. You will start the bud by curling the peddles again into each other to form the bud… the following image shows you what to do.
Once that’s done you will need to take the second peddle you just glued and add another daub of glue and glue one of the next peddles to the set you have now… it should look like this
When you’re done this and it’s cooled some… GENTLY curl under (or down) the two outter peddles you just glued on… ONLY those two on the main bud should be curled down…
if your flowers bud doesn’t look like the image below… try again. It does take some practice and please be careful we don’t need burnt fingers (though with this project is IS going to happen, just don’t want badly burnt ones)
This is your 2nd section, and set of peddles. you will notice that on the bottom of your bud it looks like a house (or a polygon) make sure the tips of the polygone of your bud are set on the MIDDLE of the next set of peddles, as the image below shows.
Once this is done your flower should look like this.
Here is where you put the glue.
your flower with it’s 2nd set of peddles on it should look like this.
next you repeat the steps you did with the last set of peddles with the 3rd set.
again once done curl down the peddles like so
You need to repeat these steps for as many peddles as you plan to add. 4 is OK for small roses. You can do ONE or Two for buds without turning down (or curling) the peddles but 6 is the max unless you’re doing them SUPER large. (which can be done)
THIS is the whole mess of roses I have so far. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make paper roses. If you want “washable” ones for say a kids room etc… try using opaque plastic film (similar to the stuff they use on over head projectors) and doing the same thing as shown here.
*don’t use clear you will see the glue!*
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