You can see paper roses all over the place on the blog circuit these days. I thought I would try my hand at making some. I was about to throw away all these strips of paper from a recent flooring project and then had the thought that maybe they could be made into roses. So here is what I did:
-I started with a strip of paper that was 36 x ~2" (I say about 2 inches because I didn't measure nor did I want to keep it a perfectly straight strip. Roses don't have perfectly even edges so I didn't want my paper flowers to either).
-To start I applied a spot of hot glue on the very end of the paper and then began to roll it semi-tight to form the flower center.
-I kept running a bead of hot glue down the strip as I rolled making sure that I wasn't keeping the roll tight or perfectly uniform.
-I just kept repeating the rolling process, fanning out the paper or making little tucks in the bottom to create a rose like shape.
-Here is what they look like from the top.
-Here is what they look like from the side. They are not something I would want to just place in a bowl or have sitting as the bottoms are quite ugly.
-They did pose nicely for a picture.
Stay tuned to find out how I combined these with a thrift store find to make a romantic gift.