|The bride chose gray satin ribbon to hung the wreaths, I think they came out nice!!! what do you think.|
The roses wreath (another story)
Cut 15 strips of book pages 2" wide. Wrap each one around the wreath to cover the ugly foam, you can use ribbon if you want. Just glue the end, DONE.
Cut lots of squares from your pages 4 1/2" by 4 1/2" Make a pile.
Draw a spiral pattern on the first three squares and cut the spiral. It doesn't have to be perfect, about a 1/4" but if you can't or make a mistake, don't worry, your rose will come out beautiful anyway.
STEP FOUR *IMPORTANT"
Grab a pair of tweezers (this is what I do) grab the end of the spiral and roll and roll your flower, don't let go until the fat circle at the end. Don't let go too fast, just slowly and carefully let it go and you will see the most beautiful rose you have even made is magical.
Glue, the fat circle and a few of the petals, whatever style you like, be careful not to burn, I do it all the time, but I'm getting better. Now this is rose number one, place it in a pretty silver tray, ( I do) and observe your hard work!!!!
Make about 10 to 15 roses and place on your pretty tray. Start your first row on your wreath
Try to glue your roses as close as possible. You will need to do three rows, and you are done, about 45 to 50 roses.
Glue a bit of ribbon on the back and make a bow or just leave it simply. This wreath is so impressive that it doesn't need much decoration, just the roses.
Hang it in your living room, bedroom,
You can spray a protective Krlyon matte from Michael's but I don't, I have mine wreath for about four years. Sometimes the protective spray might turn the paper darker, but it is okay because we want the wreath to look old.
Enjoy your wreath, lots of work but worth the effort. Please make one and let me know how you like them.