Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crepe Paper Rosebud Ball

What to do with leftover red crepe paper and Valentine's is around the corner?

Make a quick rosebud ball!

This is how to make that little rosebud ball I used on my Valentine's Mantel post 2 days ago.

It was quick and easy to do--I just started rolling the crepe paper, pinching it at one end as the stem, and rolled and rolled until the rosebud seemed to be a good size, then I tore it off and secured the bottom with some tape. After I'd made a bunch of them, I used a hot glue gun to adhere them to a wadded up ball of newspaper! Yes, newspaper. A styrofoam ball would have been infinitly better, but I took the crepe paper down after a party, and it either needed to be immediatly put to use or thrown storing it while I run to the store for a ball. Anyway, the wad of newspaper wasn't ideal, but it worked and it was immediately available and it was free.

And now my shelf looks more Valentine's-y. :)

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