Astar's Craft: Flower Bombs
Crêpe Paper Ornament
Once made these rose covered balls look wonderful either placed in a bowl or suspended in clustered groups.
Things to gather –
From Spotlight you will find:
- Crepe paper in colour ways to suit
- Polystyrene balls – in sizes to suit
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Jute string or matching ribbon
- Cup or bowl to hold ball in place during construction to stop the ball rolling all over the place.
Method (Crêpe Paper Roses):
- Cut crepe paper into 30cm lengths x 6cm wide.
- NOTE: the wider the paper the bigger the completed roses.
- Lay paper out on a work surface horizontally.
- Fold over 2/3rd towards you.
- Working left to right, roll up 8cm tightly to form a coil shape - (as if rolling a cigarette)…continue rolling paper loosely around central starting point.
- As you move away from centre, petal folds will be formed as if the rose was opening.
- Pinch and twist to hold in place at base.
- Once finished twist firmly to stop petals unravelling.
- For the ball you will need about 40 or 50 roses depending on size of both ball and roses.
- To from ball hanger – take a long piece of string or ribbon and tie around polystyrene ball. Hold in place with hot glue.
- Once string/ribbon has been secured, working from what will be the base up, place into a cup or bowl to stop from rolling all over the place.
- Cut the twisty pointed end off the bottom of the rose, then apply a small portion of glue to bottom of rose, then fix down on top of polystyrene ball.
- Continue gluing and fixing roses in place until entire surface has been covered.