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« on: May 02, 2009 09:38:04 AM »

I love Roses.
I make most anything I lay my hands on to into a rose at some time or another.
Jeans, baby socks, paper towels from the public rest room. I blame my mom. She owned a flower shop when I was little and so I love this flower. I love why it symbolizes love. Because Love lives forever in the eyes of the rose who's life is not long lived. I have searched the internet over on ways to make roses out of many different things. There are a few, but there were none on how to make a rose from a plastic egg.
So I was on my own. Here are the finished roses and here is how I did it.

1st I boiled the eggs I used 2 colored eggs and one half of a green egg for each rose.

then I pulled them out of the water with a slotted spoon put them on a towel each time to get the boiling water off then I cut them I could make all the V cuts then had to put them back in the water then pulled them again to make the bottom of the petal cuts (the round cuts)


the center 2 petal egg pieces are made out of the egg bottoms and they have 4 petals each.
they will be squeezed as shown below to shape them
I taped the inside petals while they were cooling in the tight curved shape. 
then removed the tape when I was putting them on the wire

the 2 outer rose pieces are made from the top of the eggs. They have three petals

the bottom of the egg is made from a green egg half either top or bottom of the egg will do.

I used a left over piece of copper wire from when the electrician installed a new outlet and breaker at my house but you can use thick floral wire.

Then I had lunch. sorry but It was lunch time and I was hungry and this was a very important step for me.

I added the bend in the outer petals then let them cool and then added them to the wire

I then added the green bottom piece


I twisted the copper wire

and then floral taped the wire.
Here is a photo of the parts apart

here is my first one with the battery operated etcher that I used to sand the petal edges

Here is one one my son made along with me, And every rose should come from a handsome guy right?

and here is one of them on my upcycled purse turned into a pin.
Finally a rose that will live as long as the love of my life.


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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009 10:16:04 AM »

Now that's cool!  Nice work, and thanks for sharing how to do it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009 10:28:11 AM »

That is awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009 10:31:04 AM »

What a great idea. These are very well done. And the LUNCH step is very important, I agree. Haha.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009 10:44:31 AM »

Very cute, very creative!
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009 11:55:31 AM »

This is amazing!  I never would have thought of that.  They are gorgeous.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009 11:55:40 AM »

Genius! Those are lovely, never would have guessed what they began life as.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009 12:01:58 PM »

Wow!! Really great! This is such a neat idea. What a way to reuse those little plastic eggs!! Very creative. I must try this. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009 01:22:26 PM »

What a transformation. You are so creative!
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009 02:07:50 PM »

Wow! How beautiful! And thanks for the tut!
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