Thursday, March 28, 2013

Simple Easter Decoration 2

Easter is a very precious period celebrated in our household through  numerous enchanting traditions. A special segment of it where the kids love to take part is the creation of Easter decorations. Every year we try to create simple yet catching scenes and decorations to capture the joyous and blissful nature of Easter.

For today’s post I created an easy crepe paper rose tutorial I am sure will win your hearts.  It has been quite a hit around the internet. This is how we made it
Crepe Paper Rose Decoration
What you need:
- crepe paper                                   - a wooden stick / straw

- scissors                                           - glue or sellotape 

a) Cut various sizes of circles  - these are for the petals. The small(er) ones are for the inside petals, while the bigger for the external.
b) Fold the cut-outs in half.

c) and d) Fold 2 more times to get the conus shape.
e) Next, cut the angles to make it rounder. It should resemble an upside-down teardrop.  
f) Unfold it as shown and cut through the center.

g) You can cut once through the center here, or leave it as is.
h) If you want to gain a rich flower you need a lot of petals. Make some more.
i) and j)  Insert the wooden stick / straw inside and glue the petals together.
k) and l) Glue the petals one over the other minding to hide the gap of the previous petals. 
For the heart / inside of the rose, you might find the use of sellotape much more helpful, although I had no problems using a regular liquid glue.

Finish it by adding the large petals. When done, fold the top of each of the petals , so that it gains a nice, natural {curly) look.  As you can see from the photo I also made a white one using an ordinary sheet of paper which is also very favourable for this type of project.

The roses will certainly make your Easter decorating richer and more beautiful.

This was a post written for Homegrown and Healthy
Please visit Aubrey's place for some inspiration. 


Ana Lopes said...

So sweet! Lovely ideas!Thanks for sharing tutorial.
Happy Easter!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful Easter project and photos. I love the backdrop too. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter season.

Ira Huberts said...

You may call it simple Maya, I call it lovely! Wonderful decorations, Happy Easter to you and your family!

daphnofila said...

How lovely flowers!!!Have a nice weekend.

Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Really pretty blooms!