My friend Beth and I wanted to do something nice for our friend who is going through some difficult times right now. We decided on making a sort of care package for her. I said, “Let’s buy flowers for her!” but Beth said, “Aww. I want her to have some flowers that can last forever.” This was a conniving statement, since she KNOWS I do crafts. So we decided to do paper flowers!
The vase started off as a wine bottle that I had in my kitchen. I had peeled the label off by soaking it in a pitcher of water (I had already finished the margaritas from the pitcher) then scraping it off with a smooth like butterknife.
I crumpled up a bunch of 2x2” encyclopedia pages to fill up the bottle. Too bad it wasn’t filled with wine. I drank it. I love wine. Wine wine wine.
We made paper roses using a slightly modified version of this tutorial and more encyclopedia book pages. The stem is made from a rolled up page and then the flower is glued directly to the stem during the process.
We made 3 roses to place in the vase. 4 looked like too many and 2 was just odd. Tissue paper was also placed around the wine bottle for a little pop of color.
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet but only because we sprayed these ones with perfume.