Monday, February 06, 2012

Make It Monday: Paper Rose Bouquet

I’ve decided to start something new with my blog: a weekly Make It Monday post.  Along with my other random blog posts about my parenting exploits, every Monday I’ll share with you a craft or DIY project.

In keeping with a romantic February theme today’s Make It Monday post is a sweet bouquet of paper roses.  Over the past few years I have accepted the fact that I will rarely have a fresh bouquet of flowers on my table (due to my husband's determination not to "set the bar too high"), but that’s fine by me because my success rate with delicate flowers is not so good.

I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect to add a little pizazz to my dining room table in true Valentine’s Day spirit.

Here's what you'll need:

Here is a photo with directions on how to make the paper flowers from Oh Crafts

1. Draw a spiral on a square sheet of paper  - I used 3.5” square pieces of cardstock (red, pink & white)
2. Cut out spiral along lines
3. Begin rolling it up from outside to inside
4. Keep on rolling until there's no more left to roll

5. Put a dab of hot glue at the base of each flower to secure it
6. Using a straight pin, make a hole at the base of each finished flower
7. Use a wooden skewer to make the hole large enough so the flower can slide onto the stem

I attached all of the flowers to a plastic stem from a dollar store silk plant; I just pulled off all of the little silk flowers it came with so I ended up with a bare branch.  You could easily hot glue the little roses to your branch; I chose to just slide them on so that I can easily take them off when I’m tired of it and try something new.

The “vase” is a Vodka bottle that’s been sitting on my counter for the past few weeks just waiting to be used for a DIYer.  I'm still contemplating whether or not I should spray paint it in a matte white finish.

There you have it.  A beautiful bouquet that will never wilt.

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice idea! Thanks for sharing! Yes I think you should paint the vase.