I've recently completed a crafty project that nearly makes me swoon. I was completely inspired by this fabulous post my dear friend, H. Rae from An Original Belle shared.
Her stunning rolled paper rosettes absolutely captivated me and got me thinking how I might use such dainty little blossoms. After seeing her post sharing different ways to utilize the sweet flowers, I knew just what I would do.
So, using H. Rae's brilliant tutorial, I started rolling flowers from the pages of an old book I bought at the thrift store for ten cents.
I used nearly the whole book to roll all 140 blossoms. While I didn't use all that many glue sticks, I certainly burned my fingers a lot! I even managed to glue a rosette to myself a couple of times, ouch!
These are only 94 of the 140 blossoms I rolled...about three-quarters of my way around the frame I ran out, so I had to start rolling again!
Once I'd rolled a whole slew of paper rosettes and a tasty cup of coffee, I began gluing them to a large wooden frame my good friend Racheal gave to me. I nestled the flowers closely together, slowly making my way around the frame. Once I covered the entire frame I stepped back and looked at it from different angles, squeezing in a few more flowers where there was an odd gap or a free corner.
And the finished product? A frame positively flourishing with charming buds and blooms of varying shapes and sizes.
I look forward to accessorizing my rolled rosette frame in each season, the possibilities will be endless. For now I've strung a small branch across the frame and hung paper snowflakes to compliment the winter wonderland outside.
What would you do with a giant bowl of 140 rolled rosettes?
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