*Thank you to Sammy for her great instructions and help at the Craft Party!
She has an etsy shop HERE where she sells her flowers and crepe paper...make a visit to her shop. :-]
|Four hearts are cut from the fabric. The fine wire at right will be used to wrap the petals to the chopstick that will be the stem.|
|The first heart piece is wrapped and wired to the chopstick. The other 3 pieces will be staggered around this base and then also wired.|
|Near view for details.|
|To make the stem I will cut a couple of long strips from this sweater sleeve.|
|The strips are 3/8" to 1/2" wide. |
No need to be too careful about this. These strips will be like florists tape on the paper version.
|The rose itself is complete, and the stem/chopstick has been wrapped with the green fabric.|
I secured it with a pin for now, but I need to figure out what to use ultimately so it will stay in place.
|Crepe Paper Rose and Sweater Rose.|
|A good start for a rose bouquet!|
To be continued...