Make Doily Paper Rosescomments (0) March 6th, 2017
Make Paper Roses from Doilies
Turn pretty paper doilies into a bunch of beautiful roses in this free and easy project from Now I Can Paper Craft by Tansy Wilson (GMC Publications, 2017).
You will need:
- Paper lace doilies (minimum 8-1/2 inches/22 cm in diameter)
- 10-inch (25 cm) precut lengths of green florist wire, SWG 18 (AWG 16, 1.2 mm), same quantity as doilies
- Florist tape
- Cocktail stick (optional)
|1. Using scissors, cut a straight line from the outer edge of the doily toward the center. Cut a circle approximately 1/2 inch (1 cm) away from the inner lace edge. This solid border will give your flower more strength.|
|2. Starting at the cut end, coil the doily around itself, creating a tight spiral.|
|3. Keep rolling the doily around itself to form a larger spiral cone shape. Once you have started the spiral, this is very easy to do.|
|4. Carefully feed the end of a piece of florist wire through the center of the cone from the bottom of the rose so you can just see the tip of the wire in the center of the spiral. Cut off a 4-inch (10 cm) piece of florist tape and wrap it around the bottom of the doily cone, securing the cone and wire in place.|
|5. Wrap the tape around a few times as tightly as possible and then work the tape down and onto the length of florist wire so at least 2 inches (5 cm) of the top of the wire is covered. You can cut a few pieces of tape to repeat this step to secure the doily to the wire stem.|
|6. Cut a few small slits into the top edge of the doily and then bend back sections and manipulate them with your fingers to make them look like individual rose petals. Repeat Steps 1 to 6 to make as many doily roses as you like.|
Tip: To start the spiral off, wrap the cut end of the doily around a cocktail stick and use it like a rolling pin.
|For more paper crafts, order your copy of Now I Can Paper Craft: 20 hand-crafted projects to make.|
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