Some blogging friends and I got together to created some fabulous handmade ornaments. Here’s a look at some of their great work. Mine is the cute rosebud ornament. Learn how to make them below. For the nitty gritty on the other ornaments, simply click on their link listed after the rosebud ornament tutorial. You can also pin them for later.
Rosebud ornaments are easy to make and add a nice scent to your Christmas tree. Did you know that people drink rosebud tea? It has been prescribed as part of Chinese medicine for more than 5,000 years to aid in circulation, PMS and several other medical conditions. So when you are looking for the dried rosebuds for this project you will likely find rosebud tea is readily available.
Styrofoam balls (I used 1 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 inch)
Rosebuds – approx 60 for 1/1/2 in or approx. 160 for 2 1/2
Simply dip the base of the rosebud in craft glue and press into the Styrofoam ball. Continue packing tightly around the ball.
Pierce the ribbon with the pin and dip it also in the glue before inserting into the ball. You can do this in the beginning but I like to do it about half way through so it doesn’t get in the way.
Note: Buy more than you think you need of the roses. Some will break and not be usable for the project. Save them for a potpourri project like my Layered Potpourri Jars. Also, save a few of the smallest buds to use at the end to make sure that you completely cover the entire ball.