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.