Thursday, September 22, 2011

Does a rose still smell as sweet.....

If it's made out of socks?

This is a fun project I have been wanting to try for a while. It is so simple, and looks fantastic when put together! Wow everybody at the next baby shower you host!

Here's what you need:
*Baby socks
*Flower tape
*Flower wire, or any other kind of flexible wire

Take a piece of wire and bend it in half to make a loop (I used 2 pieces because the wire wasn't sturdy enough to hold the weight of the sock). Set it aside.

Lay a sock out flat. Starting from the toe, roll it up.

Then, take the opening (the ankle part of the sock) and fold it back over the roll. It will be as if you are going to fold a pair of socks together.

Adjust the center of the "rose" until you are satisfied.

Place the loop end of the wire into the sock.

Take a long strip of flower tape and wrap it, starting partway up the sock, around the wire. Pulling gently in a downward spiral will wrap the wire quickly. Pressing the flower tape will help it stick to itself.

There you have it! A rose!

Here are the bouquets for this Saturday. It will be fun to send them home with the guest of honor!