The party favors at our tea party also doubled as a craft. Inside each of these white jewelry boxes topped with a rose and butterfly, was a bag of pearl beads and clear elastic cord. We strung pearl necklaces to wear with our pretty dresses during our party. The range in ages was 2 – 6 years old. This was an activity all the girls could do and enjoyed.
The 3D Rose is such a simple flower to make and can be used and embellished in a variety of ways for different looks. Check out the tutorial below for instructions.
- 3D Rose die cut
- card stock
- tissue paper
- hot glue gun
- Cut out the 3D rose die cut using your digital cutting machine.
- Starting at the outside of the scallop spiral, roll the paper towards the center.
- Let go of the tight roll and watch it loosely fall into shape of the flower.
- Lift up the top of the flower and place some hot glue on the base (center of the spiral.)
- Press the top of the flower onto the base, quickly making any final adjustments to the petals before the glue sets.
- Cut a small square of tissue paper. Pinch it together in the center and glue in the middle of your 3D flower.
As you can see on the boxes above, I also used tiny strings of pearls in the center of the flower in addition to tissue paper. I topped them with tiny butterflies and embellished with ribbon and more tissue paper. For the flowers in the teapot centerpiece, I glued floral wire to the base (step 4) so I could stick it into the styrofoam with the other tissue flowers.