We made it for my Dad. Roses have always been his favourite.
All you'll need for half a dozen roses is an egg box, some pipe cleaners, red tissue paper, a yogurt pot and an old lump of plasticine (or something similar)
First, cut the six cups out of the egg box - they don't have to be even, a wavy edge is best - more petal like.
Paint them...and possibly your hands, red.
Once they're dry, cut a pipe cleaner into 3 (green is great, but any colour will do) - then make a hole, push the pipe cleaner through and fold the top bit over.
(Keep as flat as you can as this makes it easier to glue in the flower middle)
I used coloured tissue paper (from The Works - worth a look if you haven't already. Lots of well priced crafty stuff). Cut a sheet into three (about 20cm by 12cm) and then start folding, so you end up with a strip roughly 2 to 3cm wide.
Once you've done that, roll it up tight.
Let the tissue paper centre naturally unfurl so it fits neatly in an egg cup, and glue in place.
Fold some green tissue paper a few times, draw a leaf shape on top, cut out and glue to the stems.
Stick some paper or a ribbon onto your pot (or both!) to cover the writing.
If you're using paper, cut a strip to go round the pot, then snip it into smaller bits - much easier to glue to the pot like this.
Best to leave the plasticine somewhere warmish so it's not hard as rock when you try to push the stems in.
The added bonus is this gives the pot some weight, so you should end up with quite a sturdy little posy…
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