Goodbye House, Hello Home: The Girlie Files


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.

This post is part of Motivate Me Monday.

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I'm KerryAnn Foster. I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with my husband, Jeff, and our two kids, a teen and a tween. I blog here at Intentionally Domestic (formerly Cooking Traditional Foods). I blog about Paleo, beauty, health, family, homeschool and lifestyle for women in their 30s and beyond. I have over sixteen years of real food and natural lifestyle and health experience.

I am also an It Works! Global Triple Diamond Independent Distributor. I love that crazy wrap thing! I have been extremely happy with how the It Works Products have tightened up my loose skin and healed my stretch marks after losing 179 pounds and having a 10-pound baby.

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  1. Crystal says:

    They’re really cute. I’m in the process of making them for my daughter’s room as well. Very time consuming. I’m still on my first one..haha. I really to make the time to get them done… great post!

  2. Soli says:

    Kerry Ann, this are really cute! And they look pretty professional.
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