And so here I am, cross legged on the rug in front of the coffee table as though I were at school doing my homework again. It has to be the glue stick - it brings out the child in everyone.
The snow is falling again and after spending the morning having photos taken for the graduation yearbook, and preparing for a dinner party with the neighbours tonight (how refined - though I think I want to cook burritos, which is less so), it's time for a quiet crafty afternoon in :)
After making the little valentines heart puff garland last week, I'm really getting into the valentines mood!
I love these little paper roses, they're great for gift wrap, and I thought that they would be very cute as part of valentines gifts, so the time just seemed right!
All you need is paper, glue, scissors and a pen.
Just draw and cut out a large spiral onto your paper. You can mess around with the width of your spirals to see which kinds of flowers you like best!
Roll the spiral tightly at the beginning, letting it get a little bit looser as you work your way around. As you wrap the paper, squash the bottom of the flower paper together to keep it tight and make a lovely wiggly petal shape rather than just a paper roll.
Add a dab of glue to the spiral at the end to glue the end of the paper on. You could also have put a little glue intermittently around the inside of the spiral before wrapping.
Once wrapped and glued, pinch the bottom of the flower and give it a squeeze to make the 'petals' pop out and spread slightly (watch the middle of your flower doesn't spring out like a slinky!).
Stick them to presents for a lovely little finishing touch! I imagine they would look amazing attached to pipe cleaners for stems, but sadly I don't have any at the moment :( Could knit little leaves for them and everything!!
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend, are you crafting much?
Amanda :) x
p.s. in the background here you can see the little knitted heart puff garland - why not make one yourself??