CREATE ROSES USING PAINTED NEWSPAPER AND FOUND BRANCHES
Here's a fun Valentine's Day craft DIY project for making roses. These wonderful handmade roses will last far longer than real roses and who doesn't love a handmade gift! You can make these roses any time of year. To make them you will need:
- Acrylic Paint - I used red and white
- Large brush for painting and a smaller brush for applying glue
- White glue - I used Mod Podge for paper
- Branches - I came across a fallen branch one day and decided to use it for the stem of my roses. If you do not have a branch use something else like wooden chopsticks or bamboo skewers.
Gather up all of your supplies and start by painting two sheets of newspaper using a large brush. Apply a thin coat of paint so the newspaper images and words can still be seen. Have fun painting in all different directions with large brush strokes. Be sure to paint both sides of the newspaper. I painted one sheet red and the other sheet pink.
Cut out 10 hearts from the newspaper. Two small, five medium, and three large.
Apply glue to one of the small hearts and wrap it around the top of the branch with the pointed side up.
Take the second small heart and do the same but this time wrap it around the other side. This will be the center of your rose.
Take the five medium hearts and cut them in half making ten petals.
Apply glue to the tip of the petal using a brush.
Wrap the bottom of the petal around the center of the rose.
Continue applying the rest of the medium sized petals around the center. Bend the newspaper using your fingers to give them more of a realistic petal look. You can even slightly crease the petal down the middle.
After gluing all of the medium petals, do the same with the three large petals. If you want your rose to be fuller or larger just cut more petals. A sheet of newspaper can definitely make lots of petals.
Here is the finished red rose and a pink rose.
Display your roses along with some of the branches in a recycled glass milk bottle vase.