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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paper Roses♫

REMEMBER THE SONG, PAPER ROSES? My Mom used to make crepe paper roses all the time and they looked so real!  Mine are much smaller but here is how to make them!

Supplies:  Floral wire and tape (craft store), stick glue, crepe paper,scissors.
I like this package of wire as it comes with its own cutter.
Begin by cutting an irregular circle from the crepe paper.
   This is what it will look like.  It is now ready to begin rolling.  Hold the center with one hand and start twisting the paper  wrapping the petals as you go along.  I tack it with stick glue while wrapping and pinch the bottom of the flower while I am wrapping.
When I am finished wrapping, I glue the bottom of my rose with the stick glue again.
   Next I add the floral wire overlapping it at the base of my rose and start applying the floral tape around the base of the rose and the wire and start twirling with my thumb and index finger.  As you stretch the floral tape, it becomes sticky and will adhere to the wire and base of the rose.

Continue rolling and twisting until you reach the bottom of your stem.

   These work up very quickly once you get the hang of twirling the rose and then the floral tape around the wire.  You can make a bouquet in no time!
I did not have green paper to make leaves but will show you that another time.  They are even easier to make!
   We finished our Lighthouse paintings and I think Hubby did a great job on his, I love it and cannot wait to frame and hang it.

Hubby has been having a rough time of it lately with the chemo and meds but we are hoping he will feel better soon.  He sleeps a lot due to the meds and he hates not being able to get outside as our SC temps have been so hot as is normal in July and August. Thank you so much for visiting today and When my pinwheel quilt is finished I will post a picture.  Do visit my other blogs if you have time, the list is in my sidebar.  Have a most wonderful and Krafty day!! Hugs,
My Krafty heart to yours...


  1. Those roses are lovely and so are the light house paintings. So one is yours and one is Bill's? like his and hers light houses ;-) very nice!

    I'm sorry to hear about Bill, but I suppose that is to be expected with all the meds his poor body has to absorb! I will continue to pray for him and you, both, I know this has not been easy for you. I love that you two can still share some arts and crafts together!

    With love and best wishes,
    Doris (and Gizzy)

  2. Kerri, You and Billy are such talented and caring people. I love going to your different blogs and seeing what you guys are up to. Thanks for many minutes of fun.

    YOU GO, GUYS!!!!!!

    Keith, summering in Cortland hills

  3. Those flowers bring back memories of my childhood. My Mom had a friend who made them, but dipped them in wax and sold them. Both paintings are beautiful and he did a great job in his. I do hope he feels better soon. Rest is the best thing for now.

  4. How pretty Kerrie! You really are so crafty! I'm glad hubby is resting but sorry he feels so poorly. You bring back some heavy memories when I read of what you are going through. My heart so goes out to you both! Love the gorgeous painting!



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