Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paper Roses - Happy Birthday Grandma!

This weekend we had a family get together to celebrate my mother in law's 85th birthday.  Mom is such a blessing to our family.  We had a great time, laughing, sharing, eating tacos, candy and cake.  Mom's favorite color is blue, her favorite flower is yellow roses and her favorite candy is Turtles. I used those favorites to inspire our decorations.
This was our little favor box.  I found the idea for the paper roses here.  They were so simple to make.
I first cut a piece of cardstock into a 4"x4" square.
The instructions say to cut your square into a circle.  I found that it didn't have to be perfectly round so I just rounded the corners.
The petals look best if you cut your "round" kind of squiggly.

Starting from the outside cut your circle into a spiral, continuing to squiggle the line.  (How is that for technical terminology?)
Starting from the outside roll into a tight coil. 
Rolling tightly like this will help hold the shape of your flower.
Gently let the swirl/flower loosen in your hand.  It is fun to watch it become a flower.  :)
In the beginning I used my glue dots to hold the back down.  Eventually I changed to the hot glue gun and I liked it better. 

I have a die cut machine that I used to make leaves but they would be easy to cut out freeform. 

Hot glue flower and leaves on to the favor box.

Again, I used a die cut machine to cut out my boxes.  For this project I just cut out lids.  2 lids together were just right to hold one Turtle.

The small candy wrappers are printed on a regular address label.  Very easy to design and they fit a Hershey's Nugget just right.
Happy Happy Birthday to my sweet Mother in law!


Paula said...

Happy belated Birthday to your Mom. Marlene, how very wonderful. Glad you have had such a fun day.

Your ideas are such an inspiration to me. I love your terminology as it is Marleneism like I speak sometimes Paulaism ;-)))
The tutorial for the rose is wunderbar and I will keep it. Thanks for sharing.

Bev said...

Happy 85th birthday to your Mom! Those roses are just adorable. And the way you describe cutting a squiggly line is really very helpful. That's the way real folks do crafts!

Marlene said...

Thanks ladies! :)

Sandra Kent said...

Thank you for giving a detailed craft to make. I love roses so I think I'll give it a try. Happy Birthday to Grandma.

Lori said...

You are so creative, I just love this. Happy Birthday to your MIL!

Bev said...

I love this and especially the photo's. Happy Birthday to your MIL!