Goodbye House, Hello Home: The Girlie FilesBy
I have a girlie girl who loves crafts. As I mentioned in a previous post, we re-did her bedroom as a Christmas gift and she’s been wanting some pretties. I got the idea from a Hanging Roses Tutorial at House of Smiths that I modified slightly. One is light purple and the other is light blue.
The blue one is a little crushed on the upper right-hand side, but I just need to re-fluff it. That’s where it was sitting on itself while I was working. DH helped me hang them from her bedroom ceiling. I’ll make a third one in another color when I get the chance.
They’re quite easy to make and inexpensive, just time consuming. The largest ball only took two full rolls of crepe paper and only about 6 feet of a third roll, the styrofoam ball, some ribbon and the hot glue sticks. I did mine slightly different than the instructions linked above. I pinched the crepe paper to the center while rolling the paper instead of using it to create a twisted stem. So the flowers have a slightly different look to them. It also gave me greater control over the size of the roses and used less hot glue.
The styrofoam balls are expensive, so I used coupons and chose the smaller balls. My local craft store has a big price jump starting with the 8-inch ball, so all of mine were under 6 inches. I spent about $10 (plus the glue sticks I already had on hand) for the project, including the supplies for the third ball. Local stores carry the crepe paper for about $1 a roll.
I didn’t measure the crepe paper, I just pulled it out the length of my arm and cut.
I’m really happy with how they turned out. I could see making some smaller ones for a topiary or to hang in the living room if you can find crepe paper that matches the color of your room. If you have a party supply store in your area, you can likely find a wide selection of colors.
I have many more ideas like this on my Pinterest account, if you’d like to take a peek.
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KerryAnn Foster runs Intentionally Domestic, formerly Cooking Traditional Foods. Founded in 2005, we help you feed your family nourishing foods they will love. KerryAnn has thirteen years of real food experience. Read about KerryAnn’s journey to health through multiple miscarriages, celiac disease, PCOS, food allergies and intolerances, obesity, adrenal fatigue and heavy metals. She is also an It Works! Triple Diamond Independent Distributor and she loves that crazy wrap thing!