As you probably know, I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I truly love SU! products. However, I was a crafter long before I discovered SU! and I've always enjoyed creating things from scratch. So now and then, I'd like to share a technique that I've picked up here and there.
One of my Facebook friends shared a link to these rolled crepe paper roses and I had to have a go. They are so easy to do (warning - they are addictive!) and here are my first attempts -
The instructions suggested working with a length of about 2 feet of crepe paper streamer. I got the streamers from Amazon and they cost me £1.80 each. There's over 80 feet on a roll so you can get lots of flowers out of one streamer. You simply fold over one edge of the length of crepe paper and roll it up, giving it a twist every so often to create the look of petals.
I found that you could vary the size of the rose as well. For a large rose I used about 2 feet of crepe paper and folded over the top third; for a medium rose I used about 1 1/2 feet of streamer and folded it in half, and I made small roses by using just about 1 foot of paper and folding it in thirds. The heart below took one streamer with a couple of roses left over -
I hot-glued them to a polystyrene heart base and added some Stampin' Up! burlap ribbon (well, SU! had to get in there somewhere!)
Here's a quick tutorial -
Till next time,