OK.......I didn't mean for this to wind up being a novel.....but I created another cupcake liner project that I wanted to share!! Ummm, because I still had cupcake liners left.....lol. And because I have seen several of these floating around out there in blog land as well.......remember the items I showed you this morning? I'm about to show you what I did with them :)
I have no clue why my photo is coming out all freaky........just kinda cock your head to the left and play along......lol
Ok.....you are going to need the following:
a Styrofoam ball
more foam for container
oh yeah, a container :)
and altho I used cupcake liners scrapbook paper works BEAUTIFULLY here!! Most my scrappy friends already know how to make what I am about to show you.....
OK....this is my first tut EVER...keep that in mind :)
Here's a closer look at my liners....I picked ones with a colored band for a reason :)
First thing you do is flatten these babies out...
This next step isn't necessary, but for anyone who hasn't made these rolled flowers before I just kinda wanted to give you a visual of how you go about cutting these. So I flipped them over and drew a spiral pattern like this...
As you can see it doesn't have to be perfect. If it did I wouldn't even attempt it.....lol. You just cut along the spiral but leave it intact so it linda looks like a long ribbon. I stacked several and cut them all at once, cuz I'm lazy.....lol
Now here comes the fun!!! You get to roll these up!! And let me tell you....after 3 cups of coffee and 2 Diet Mtn Dews this is easier said than done cuz I kept dropping it and unraveling it....ugh!!! So start off like this...
If you need to you can use a pencil or anything you can wrap this around to help you start it off...but I found that I really didn't need to. So, get to rollin!!
You can roll it as tight as you wish cuz now you turn it loose.....lol. Yup I am indeed serious!!! I just sat it on the table at this point and let it unwind of its own free will...once it stopped I picked it back up and held the bottom and top together, flipped it over and applied a big fat dollop of hot glue.
I LOVE how that band of color kinda made the center of the flower too!!!
Now throw another blob of glue on the bottom and stick it to your Styrofoam ball. You may want to sit the ball on a cup of something to keep it from rolling away......um, yeah I admit I had to chase mine a few times before this occurred to me.
Keep going til you cover the foam, I left a small spot at the bottom for the dowel rod. I let my 10 year old paint it for me....attached everything and tada!!!!!!