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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Show the LOVE!

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! My kids love when I decorate even if it’s just a little for each holiday. I found this super cute idea at one of my favorite idea blogs…and I made these pretty rose balls too! I think they came out so pretty. I should have my buffet completed this week (as I am leaving it up the whole month) and I will be sure to post the completed romantic look. Anyway without further ado, here is what you need to make these yourself:

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1. glue gun and glue sticks

2. streamers (valentine colors of your choice)

3. Styrofoam balls (think of where you want them and choose the size)

Here’s what you do:

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You just fold the streamer in half, gently. You don’t want a flat fold otherwise you won’t get a nice “poof.” Start rolling it around as you pinch the bottom. Once it looks like a little rose, you put a teensy bit of glue so it doesn’t unravel. Then you just glue it right on the Styrofoam ball. You continue to do this making sure you glue the roses close together so there aren’t any “bald” spots.

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I only did about 3/4 of the pink so that it would fit snug in this little cup!

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Very fun, very inexpensive, and they make a bright & LOVABLE statement!

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Mommie Couture said...

Wow, I would never have guessed you created these with streamers, a foam ball, and a glue gun! These are amazing - I'm definitely going to try this out!
PS I just added you to my blog roll! :)

Jumping Jack said...

Those are so cute! I would have never thought to make them with streamers! What a cute, inexpensive decoration!

Thanks for visiting (and following) Jumping Jack! I'm now following back and can't wait to read more about you and your precious family!

Anonymous said...

You are very crafty.It's ok whenever you leave a comment, i have been busy with school so i haven't had time to write. Thanks for the follow, my friend actually made my layout. Stay warm i heard it still snowing down there, it is here as well.

Priscilla said...

now i'm not anonymous! i created a new email account, i'm not using the other. love my pic?

you did a great job on your decorative rose balls. too cute.

Priscilla said...

testing to see if photo pops up....:)

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Our Little Bubble said...

Now this is my kind of blog... a little bit of everything mixed in-- crafts, family, fun etc. love it! I look forward to following your blog :)
And... such a cool idea with the crate paper!

Annie said...

hi! I'm so glad you found my blog, I'm loving yours!!
these rose balls have got to be the cutest decorations for valentine's day!! I love them!!! I am going to have to make some for next year. Thanks for sharing!!

following you now as well :) have a great day!!