You might have noticed on top of my purple pineapple – otherwise known as my DIY: Ombre Vase – the little rosebuds.
This DIY was actually really
difficult tedious. I did it with my BFF and we were both ready to call it quits.
I took my inspiration from The Idea Room, and as you can see, mine looks nothing like hers! A girl can only dream.
- Tissue paper streamers – I bought mine at dollarama, but they only had ugly colours remaining in the regular sized streamers, so I bought pretty pink colours in small sized streamers. I think this was my downfall. So definitely buy regular sized streamers (regular sized in width – about 2-3 inches).
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Styrofoam ball to glue your rosebuds on
- Cut your streamers into 24 inch strips. You can crumple the paper if you want the paper to be softer (optional)
- Take one end and begin rolling the strip between your fingers
- Every 3-4 inches, twist the paper 180 degrees. Keep rollin’
- Now roll, twist, roll twist, etc etc etc etc
- Glue your roses onto your styrofoam ball
So, did you get beautiful roses like The Idea Room? Or not-quite bloomed rose buds like me?
Wow. What a bad blogger I have been! My latest DIY is a combination of two DIYs though. I also had very minor day surgery so forgiveness? Please?
I really like these roses. However, they are surprisingly not that easy to make. Unless you are good at folding newspaper, which I am awkwardly not!
- Glue (stick or white)
- Paint (acrylic) and brushes
- Cut the newspaper into stripes that are as tall as the length of the newspaper, and about 4 inches wide. You can change the width which will change the size of the rose.
- Glue together two stripes of newspaper at their ends so that you have one long strip.
- Fold your strip in half lengthwise. Then unfold, leaving a fold crease down the middle.
- Fold the newspaper lengthwise again, this time having both sides meet at the middle crease. Do not unfold.
- Fold the newspaper once more at the middle crease, giving yourself a long skinny strip of newspaper, four newspaper sheets thick.
- Take one end of your strip and squeeze it together, this is your rose’s bud.
- Begin wrapping the newspaper around the bud, not too tightly or too loosely, occasionally glueing the paper down.
- Every 8 inches twist the newspaper strip 180 degrees and continue ravelling.
- Once finished, glue the end of the strip to the bottom of your rose.
- Smush the rose and gently fold out the ends to give it more of a rose like appearance.
- Paint it whatever colour you desire!
Check out Michelle Made Me’s blog for her similar instructions!