The Grands

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First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Duct Tape Roses For Pink Saturday


Another great Pink Saturday. Thank you Beverly at
Home Sweet Home for hosting this wonderful event.
Where friends visit friends and others make new friends.
I hope you have a great day and find lots of things
that may interest you. Thanks for stopping by
Magnolia Memories 08.
The original idea came from the duct tape club www.ducktapeclub.com. But their Instructions are very vague and there is only four non informative pictures, after making these roses mine did not turn out like these. So, I just came up with
my way.I'm not real good with directions.

step 1 Get your stuff together
What you will need for this project is: Some time: Not a lot but at least 10 minutes Some tape: I use Duck Tape brand Duct Tape Some floral wire: found almost in any florist or Walmart

step 2 Rip Tape!
Start by ripping a 2x2in strip of tape. It doesn't have to be exact, it fact i recommend making varying sizes of petals it makes it seem more real.

step 3 Making the Petals
1. Fold the top right corner over on itself making sure you leave some adhesive on the left side 2. Fold the top left corner over on itself making a triangle with some a…

step 4 Start making the rose.
Take your newly made petal and wrap it around the top of the "Stem"

step 5 Building off of the base
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to get petals. When adding petals I have found that it works the best if you add them in the fashion in the picture below, at an angle and then wra…


step 6 Finish the Petals
After a good amount of petals (your choice really) You should have something that looks like this.


step 7 Stem
Now you have a pretty good rose that you can use, but the wire stem is pokey and hurts when you get stabbed with it... So lets make it a little safer. Now take your stem…


step 8 Finishing up Take the excess of your stem color (or rip some more little squares) and apply them to the underside of the rose, adding another layer of protection to keeping it all together

11 comments:

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

How interesting! Thanks for the tut..I'll have to give them a try some time. Happy PinkDay!

Smilingsal said...

Creative, but I'd need more step-by-step pictures to be able to do it. Thanks for sharing.

BTW: When did you take that picture of me that you have at the top of your blog?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday darling.. what a fun and interesting thing to do with duct tape.. Thanks for the instructions.. I'll have to try this one day soon. Thanks for swinging by to see the tea set.. I love your header picture.. that is a scream.. hugs ~lynne~

Susan said...

I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan

Deb said...

Vikki,
Thanks so much for stopping by my little part of the web and for your sweet words. You have some pretty cute ideas yourself. Come back soon and visit me.
Debbie

Mimi said...

Is there anything at all that can't be done with that tape! It's a miracle, hehehe! Thanks so much for sharing the idea this week. Really cool.

Elizabeth said...

This is so cool! I'm saving these instructions.

Deanna said...

Hi Vikki!
Wow, I look that craft project. I'll have to try my hand at that for sure!

Have a great Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

CC said...

I love the roses..I may try this. Happy Pink saturday..have a great week.

Shanda said...

i have never in my life seen that. That is way cool. Always love seeing crafts from others.

Beverly said...

Well, I'll be. What a clever idea. Just confirms what we all know about duct tape.

Happy Pink Saturday, Vikki.