Last night I selected a free 'on demand' movie and set out to make some enduring Valentine's roses. They're fairly simple to make, but I won't lie, they're a bit time consuming. I started with red construction paper that I cut into a circle. I then cut the paper in a swirl fashion so I'd end up with a long, curly, strip of paper. After that, I wound the paper around a pen to form the rose shape.
Once the rose was formed, I removed it from the pen and then slightly released it so it would open up. Then I flipped it over and hot glued it on the bottom so it would retain its shape. The roses were cute enough, but they needed a little something more (I say that a lot). Glitter! Yep, I hate to work with it, but I LOVE the way it looks. So I spread a little Mod Podge over the tips of each 'petal' and dipped the head in red glitter.
This morning, once they were dry, I sprayed some clear sealer on the roses so the glitter wouldn't flake off all over the place. And there you have it. I only made 10 and I wish I'd made a couple dozen more, but they were so time consuming that's all I could turn out. Maybe another day!