Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Getting Crafty!

A few weeks ago I pulled out the Valentines decor and realized, I hardly have any! So I started look around for something to make but it needed to be with things I had on hand, money is tight as it is with a lot of us so I'm not able to spend money on the extra fun stuff I'd like to do, but that's ok it just means I have to get creative which isn't a bad thing! I found the perfect thing to make...flower balls! I thought they were so cute and easy to make.

Start with about 24inches of tissue paper (the streamer kind). I did 24 inches because it works with the size of flowers that I wanted, you can do more or less for the look that you'd like.

Roll one end of the tissue paper up tight, then you're going to fold it in half so that the rolled sides are together...does that make since? (so from the picture above you'd fold towards you)

Then you're just going to twist and turn. So twist, place against the flower and turn. Do you see the twist in the picture and the line that it creates? That's what you want.

Keep going around until you have the size of flower that you'd like.

Leave just enough tissue paper to glue the end to the back. I used my hot glue seemed to work the best.
Now I have to let you in on a secret, I didn't have any round foam balls that most people use so I compromised and used...plastic eggs:) Yes I know they aren't round but I just went with it and it worked great! And we all know we get tons of extra eggs from all the Easter egg hunts our children do, so I put them to good use. One tip if you're going to use the eggs, wrap some tissue paper around the egg especially if it's a bright on. If you look closely you can see in between the flowers so just cover it up so it's not so obvious!
Tada!! All Done!


1 comment:

  1. Cute idea! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters


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