Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I'm a guest blogger for Silhouette Free Shape of the Week!

I am super excited because I have a little guest blurb on the Silhouette blog today!! I hope you all will stop by and leave me a little comment on the post here
I made this wintery rose, head wreath with this weeks free "Shape of the Week". 
I have to be honest with you, I love to make my own paper flowers but they always come out a bit wonky, but to my surprise this shape ROCKS. They come out so pretty and I really enjoyed making them! In fact, I plan on making a bunch more in different colors for my stash.

Here's a close up. Really professional looking right?
So here's how I made the wreath!

Ranger Mini Misters
4 Pipe Cleaners
3 yds of satin ribbon (depending on width)
Pearl branch floral picks
hot glue gun and glue
clear flat back rhinestones
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue Icicle
EK Success 5 Inch Tweezer

1. Cut 12 roses approximately 3" x3" shapes using 3 different papers from Prima - Pixie Glen Collection - 8 x 8 Paper Pad.

After removing the rose shapes from the mat I gave them a little mist with water to soften them a tiny bit. Mist as you begin working on them so the don't dry complete before you begin forming them. Using a toothpick and rolled back each petal about 1/2 way down.

Then starting from the small end, roll the paper around the toothpick or secure with reversible tweezers. Roll towards you making sure that the petals are rolled back, not inward. Continue rolling towards you to the end (you can remove the toothpick or tweezers whenever you want, its there to give you a tight center for your rose). As you get to the larger petals you can bend them in the middle so they wrap around more easily. Take the hot glue and carefully glue the bottom to the roll up flower and cover with the base. Continue completing all 12 roses.

2. To make the headpiece, take your pipe cleaners and join them together overlapping a couple of inches. place the long piece around your models head to size. You can trim any access if needed. Next take your ribbon and start wrapping the pipe cleaner (leave about 12 -18 inches at the start, these will be you ties) Begin by using a dab of hot glue and wrapping the ribbon at an angle so it lays smoothly as you go around. After wrapping an inch of so you can add the pearl branches or any other greenery you'd  like with a drop of hot glue. I added a dot of hot glue every once in a while so the ribbon would stay in place. When you are finished leave some ribbon at the end, like the other side. To finish the end make a small loop and wrap the ribbon around the top to close the loop, secure with hot glue. You can use the loops to add more ribbons if you like.

3. Now add the roses, secure the roses to the headpiece with more hot glue. To add some sparkle, trace some of the rose edges with Stickles glitter glue and add the Flat back rhinestones to the center of the roses.
and that's it.

If you'd like to share what you made leave me a link in the comments and I will post them later!
Happy Crafting! Lisa

Don't forget to leave a comment on the Silhouette blog post here!


  1. Love this project! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. I am a new user and I love your blog.


  2. I love it also. I so want to try this. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Awesome, Lisa! I'll go leave a comment for you on the Silhouette Blog. :)

  4. That's really pretty. I think the flowers can turn out kind of wonky also, but once I scanned in a rolled rose and it looked awesome. I will have to try this flower - I just bought some more paper and I want to make some flowers for spring. Thanks for sharing your cute idea! have a great day and congrats on your spotlight on the Silhouette blog! :)

  5. how really beautiful.. so very pretty! well done on creating your own flowers!!

  6. This is just gorgoues, Lisa! Very impressive! :)

  7. Hi Lisa. Your roses are stunning, even more so for them being grouped in the wreath. Simply gorgeous!

  8. Saw this on Moxie Fab this morning- STUNNING! Beautiful job- no wonkiness in this one!

  9. Love this project Lisa...youve made the rolled roses look very delicate :} love debby xx

  10. Lisa, this is beaufiful! I grabbed this file the other day but I didn't have any idea what to do with it. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  11. Beautiful project and great tutorial. Thank you for sharing! :)

  12. I'd love more pictures. I'm not quite getting how you do this. I may be dense, but I learn better with illustrations. Thanks though for this much. I got the free shape of the week, but had no idea what to do with it.

  13. I'm going to make a few more roses and when I do I'll snap a few more photos. Thanks :)

  14. This is so beautiful! I want to make this as well, and ditto what Annie asked, if you have the time I'd love more photos of the process..thanks Lisa!

  15. Great looking urban art. I am so glad to get a peek at it!


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