The last couple weeks have been very dark and snowy and I have been needing a bright and cheery craft to lift my spirits. This ball of flowers brought a little bit of sunshine into my day and it may do the same for you. Before you start, take note that this craft does require origami. The first rose that you try may not work out or look very good so it is best to practice a couple times to get the hang of it.
You can find very informative origami rose instructions at Origami Flower. I remember learning this years ago and love how cute they look.
- Origami paper ( I used coloured paper that I cut down to 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches )
- Styrofoam ball
- Hot glue
There were no styrofoam balls in my craft supply and I was unwilling to brave the cold so I made my own using crumpled paper and tape. I moulded it until I was happy with the size and then taped it up so that it wouldn't come apart. I ended up needing 13 roses to fill my ball but you may need more or less depending how large you want to go.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the roses to the ball as close as possible. I originally wanted to tape the roses to the ball but it didn't hold so well and found the glue worked much better.
You could attach a string and hang it from the ceiling or display it in a bowl or lay it on the table. It looks great on its own or combined with other accessories. I am even considering making more in a couple different colours and hang them from the window.
Word of the Day: Box pleating ( Origami )
A style of folding where all folds are running at multitudes of 45 degree on a regular grid.