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January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

 

We wish you a very Happy New Years Day!

(Don’t forget to eat your black-eyed peas!) :)

 

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January 1, 2012

DIY Paper Roses {Tutorial}

I love these paper roses! They are very simple to make, and you can do so much with them. I saw a red wreath made for valentines, and that is what I am working on, but since it takes lots or these paper roses to make, I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how to make them, and then share my creations later.

Supplies:

card stock paper

glue/adhesive

scissors

Start with card stock, and  cut 4 inch circles out, all the same size. (You can use different size circles to make various sizes of roses, if desired.)

Then spiral cut the circle from the outside till you reach the center of the circle, leaving a center circle to place your glue later. Try to keep the width of the spiral the same, which helps when making the rose fold.

Start from the outside cut spiral and tightly curl up till you get to the center.

Once I reached the center of the spiral, I wanted to unwind some of the roses, so they were a little bigger. To do this, I held on the center part of the spiral and let the outer spiral un-curl a bit.

Once you get the rose how you like it, place a good amount of quick-drying adhesive in center, and attach the rose to hold in place.

And there you have it, a beautiful paper rose, with endless art project opportunities!

Keep up with me, I will post my wreath and topiary in coming weeks!

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