Good morning everyone !
I showed a bowl of paper roses yesterday in my multi color Monday post and a couple of you asked how I made them.............so here's how you make a huge bowl of colorful paper roses for 1.00 !
We made these for Mother's day when I was a little girl and since my craft skill levels have never matured beyond 10 years old this is how I still make them :)
It's so ridiculously easy that I'm embarrassed to show you how but here goes.
Supplies - Multi color pack of construction paper ( from the dollar store )
Pencil ( or pen or chop stick )
Rerun episodes of Mad Men
The wine is optional - Mad Men is not.
Draw out various sizes of circles on the construction paper ( I used saucers and glasses )
Cut each circle into spirals while staring at Don Draper - try not to cut your fingers
Sorry for the lousy pics but O.M.G. Peggy did something really really stupid so I'm lucky I remembered to take one at all !
Anyway once the spiral is cut - you take the outer end piece and start rolling it on the pencil going towards the middle piece - as tight as you can until you reach the end
then you pull the pencil through it while holding the spiral intact - there will be a " tail " hanging at the end -
This is where the white glue is applied
before pressing the glued piece down you can allow the " rose " to open to the size you want it to be and voila
OH NO - NOT AGAIN DON - stop it - just stop it !!!
I'm thinking this was a subliminal project actually - completely inspired by the fact that I'm binge watching Mad Men all over again on Netflix
And Paper Roses was ( I'm sure ) written for all the men on that show !
( cuz like a big red rose that's made of paper - there isn't any sweetness in their hearts )
Have a wonderful day everyone !
Hugs to you from me ( real ones - not paper ones )
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