Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rose Ornaments

Today's post is a craft project making ornaments out of dried roses. I tend to take the special bouquets of roses I receive and dry them to make a keepsake that lasts longer. The problem is, all of these keepsakes take up a lot of room. To cut down on the space they take up, I made special little ornaments out of the roses.

Step 1: Pull off the outer petals of the rose blossoms. The best roses to use are the ones that are the fully open. These roses are miniatures so I made the ornaments small.

Step 2: Cut out a small cardboard circle the size of the ornament you want.

Step 3: Put a dab of glue on the back of the petals. Start gluing petals in a circle around the edge of the circle. Wait for the row to dry.

Step 4: Glue another row of petals in a circle in the center of the decoration.

Step 5: I like to glue something interesting in the center. Here I glued tiny matching jewels in the centers.

Step 6: Glue ribbon to the back of the decoration.

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