Yesterday I had this great idea to make a Hershey's Rose from the Spiral Flower Die. The first one I made went together likety-split. Perfect, I thought. But then try as I might I was unable to re-create the success of my first rose. Several hours and roses later, I gave up and went to bed. This morning I continued to experiment and decided that the best thing to do was to cut apart the strip. It produces the most consistent AND LASTING results. This tutorial may seem long, but it's really quite easy to get this rose together.
This Hershey's Rose could be used as a favor or place setting for so many different occasions: Birthdays, Spring, Easter, Valentine's etc. I hope you like this pretty little project. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this project and where to get them HERE!
Hershey's Rose Tutorial
1. Start by cutting a piece of Strawberry Slush In-color Designer Series Paper using the Sprial Flower Die and the Big Shot. Starting from the center count over seven scallops and draw a line. Continue counting 7 more scallops and draw another line. You should now have pencil marks after scallop 7 & 14.
2. Take a paper clip and unbend it, all except for the smallest bend. If you have a pair of locking tweezers you can omit this step and use them for rolling the flower instead.
3. Loop THE OUTSIDE (the skinny end) of the spiral strip around the end of the paper clip and start rolling up the flower. Note: roll the pattern that you would like to be most prominent to the inside.
4. Keep rolling up the flower until you get to the last two scallops.
5. Slide the paperclip out of the paper and let go allowing the strip to relax. You will want to relax the strip even further with your fingers.
6. Cut the strip into THREE pieces along the TWO pencil marks you made in Step One.
7. Start with the piece that has the largest scallops. Bend the centermost scallop toward the scallop next to it. Unfold the scallop. This will become the bottom of your rose.
8. Put some Tombow onto the scallop next to the one that you folded over. Adhere the end that’s furthest away from the center to the scallop next to the center scallop.
9. This is how the outer rose should look like when it’s glued.
10. Next take the piece that has the seven medium-sized scallops. Put Tombow on the larger end. Bring the other end over and overlap the scallops to form a circle.
11. On the back of the scallop you just glued, put some more Tombow.
12. Glue this piece near the seam of the outer rose.
13. Take the last spiral piece and put Tombow on the end with the bigger scallops.
14. Glue this end opposite to the other two seams. The other end of this piece will remain unattached, so that it can float.
15. Punch a 1-¾” Scallop Circle out of the same In-Color Paper.
16. Glue this scallop to the bottom of the rose to give it more stability.
17. Put a dimensional on the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss.
18. Adhere the kiss in the center of the rose. I also added a pennant, stamped with "hello" from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in Gumball Green Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. I cut the pennant out using the matching Banners Framelits and the Big Shot.
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