Friday, February 17, 2012

It started with Pinterest!

Handmade Paper Rose

OMG I just love Pinterest!  My huge guilty pleasure at the moment, and I can just sit and browse in awe at the images that people have pinned.  The photography and the craft related images are the ones that I am most interested in.  So one night, I found a great pin showing how to make these paper roses, and I opened the site and started to play around with the strip of paper trying to follow the tutorial!  

OK! - It might be me (probably is!) but I found this tutorial hard to follow, and it was a big fail for me, but I did keep messing with the paper and finally got something that kinda resembles a flower.

Anyway - the reason I shared all this info with you was that I get very carried away with myself and I had taken apart a gift a friend had given me.  It was a wicker heart with a small wooden chalk board hanging inside.  The ribbons were red and did not go with any of my decor, so I took it apart and had a little shop in A. Rubesesque for ribbons (be still my beating heart!  I have died and gone to heaven when I go to that shop!) for Teal ribbon and went home with 17.00 worth of ribbons for my stash.

So after altering the colours of some items in the house with ribbons I had the bits left over and I got the wicker heart I had saved (but not taken a before photo!).  I went for a rummage and found some hessian that I had bought, a bunch of white sticks I bought for Christmas and got the glue gun out and started to play!

I love it and it's hanging up in a temporary home until I finish my photo wall and add it to the layout of the photos!

Well do my roses look like hers?  Not really but I tried and happy to keep trying too!


Julia Dunnit said...

Your roses look just great, great colour combo. Have you pinned your own picture I wonder? You should, it will inspire others in turn!

nerllybird said...

These look beautiful - I've searched on Pinterest but can't find the pin you've shown - any chance of the details, please? :D
Helen S

Alix said...

love your wreath! stunning :0)