Sunday, December 20, 2015

Another look- PAPER ROSES-#2

A quick look back over 5 years on Bless My Nest-

This is by far the most popular post on my blog over the past 5 years with close to 11,000 views!  It is still one of my favorite crafts that I've done- amazing since I'm kind of a craft junkie-

I usually tire of a crafty home decoration over time but this topiary is still on display in my living room( partly because of the time it took and the number of times I practically burned my fingertips off!!)

Remember those pretty paper roses from my valentine frame?



Remember how I told you they took alot of time to make
 and I had to stop. 
That I would never make anymore.

Well,
never say never.
I started a little project
 but
there weren't enough of those paper roses.
  I could have put it all away
and
 just taken out the heart frame
 each Valentine's Day.
But,
that would have been the easy way out,
and no one calls me
 chicken!

So, out came another book.
I ripped long strips and modge podged
them to the styrofoam ball. 
 They didn't stay very well so
I tacked them while they dryed.


I cut the pages into squares
again.
Then I cut around
and around
and around
 in a circle.
Got my trusty glue gun out,
and went to town!!




This time I decided to make a topiary.






I told you they would be seen again (very soon)
They took me way too long to make
 so
they certainly can't be put away
 so

here they are again!
After I took pictures,

the topiary began looking very familiar-
then it dawned on me-
I had seen this before!  LOL!
Kim from CheapChicHome
had made a very similiar sphere
 that I had loved!
So, thanks Kim, for the inspiration
(you should definitely check out her blog-
talk about inspiring!!)

 and
 I am so happy with my little piece of heaven-
  my topiary!
Take care gotta fly-
Claire


   

57 comments:

  1. So sooooo cute and spring like. I love it!

    Dee

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  2. that is such a cute idea...adore. would love for you to share this on my 'fridays unfolded' linky @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-7.html

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  3. I love the monochromatic quality - makes you really take a look at the intricacy of the forms - thanks for your great ideas!

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  4. Thanks so much, Claire. I really like your topiary idea. The little urn is the perfect accent for the print.

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  5. Who would have thought rolled newspaper could look so fabulous! www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  6. This is darling! I saw a similar idea with pages from a book for a wreath.

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  7. this is such a great idea! I love how the paper roses look!!

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  8. Ohhhh I really like this!!! Stopping by from Social Parade on Friday Blog-Hop !!!!

    Anna, The Pilot's Wife
    http://www.pilotwife.blogspot.com

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  9. Fantastic - simple, easy and great!

    Tine

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  10. So creative! I love the black and white from using book pages. Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence! Hope you'll visit us again soon with another great inspiration!

    Heather@At The Picket Fence

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  11. So cute! I found you via Dashing Home and just LOVE this idea!

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  12. Beautiful! What a great project! Really worth the effort!
    ~Danylle

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  13. beautiful! Thanks for showing us how. Linda

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  14. I love these, and thanks for the tutorial! I am sure I will be making arduous and lovely paper flower bouquets soon!

    Jerri
    www.thrownandfired.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this! So darling!

    Jodie

    www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

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  16. Very sweet - thanks for posting all the great step by step pics!

    www.momstartingfromscratch.blogspot.com

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  17. I love these roses. Glad you decided to make more. They are such a treasure. Good job.

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  18. This is beautiful!!!! Well worth all the time and effort :)

    PS- I'm doing my first every giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to stop by and enter! Check it out: http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-

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  19. Beautiful job on the paper roses and topiary. I love the look of it. It's wonderful!

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  20. I will so be trying this project! I love love love it. I wanted to come by and thank you for linking up to my party over the weekend! Take care.

    Deb
    http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

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  21. I have to try this too! It turned out great. I also made the flowers, then decided it was too much trouble, but I love the look, so I guess I'll be making more!!

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  22. Very Cute!!!! I think this would be fun to do in all kinds of shapes. Maybe a shamrock for St Patty's?? Thanks! Visiting from Tip Junkie :)

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  23. My neice and I attempted to make wreaths from these roses and we too came to realize that it was going to take way tooooooooooo long, and she came up with a design that went much quicker for us, but your topiary is a excellent idea and i think i could accomplish that, it looks absolutely fantastic! love it
    hugs
    janet

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  24. Thanks that looks great! Looking for ways to help my daughters spruce up their homes on the cheap.. I will find some containers at GW and give this a try for them. Your newest follower.. hope you can stop by and see me sometime.

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  25. Those paper roses are fabulous. You did a great job on them. Visiting and following via Tip Me Tuesday.

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  26. So very nice. :) Glad you shared. I made a bunch of felt roses, I wonder if it's the same process. I guess I'll have to experiment.

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  27. I love the topiary idea! Nicely done, and great photos. Thanks.

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  28. Beautiful! I love the printed paper for the roses!

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  29. Super Duper Cute!! Thanks for sharing! I think it's worthy of my daughter's new shabby chic room (still in progress). LOVE IT!!

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  30. These are beautiful! And I LOVE them in a topiary!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

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  31. LOVE this! Definitely going to have to make this for the home office.

    Thanks for sharing. Jessica @ myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  32. That is super gorgeous! I want to make one, but not sure about all the time it takes :) I seem to get myself into projects like that a lot too. I recently made a mini rag wreath and was getting so impatient by the end!

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  33. Beautiful! I love the black & white of the print. Time to use my extra book pages!

    -caroline
    http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

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  34. great spin for these fun little roses!
    Jen

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  35. Love this idea! I am not creative and Love blogs that help me decorate! Thanks for the idea! I’m a new follower Happy Thursday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  36. I love it! That would look so pretty on a vintage party table!

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  37. Love these! I will have to try them!
    Justsewsassy.com

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  38. Lovely. I would love to make these.

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  39. I have really got to try this so pretty!
    I found you on the Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop. I am your newest GFC follower. If you could check out my blog and follow me back I would appreciate it. Thanks Amber
    http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/

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  40. Those paper roses are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at the Winter Blues Wednesday party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  41. That came out so nice! :D I could see it in *my* room, easy! :D

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  42. I love the "building my nest one twig at a time." I put this project in my favorites because it is--a favorite. I'm loving all the projects with books. Maybe because I'm a reader and writer.

    I'm a new follower from Feathered Nest Friday.

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  43. OMG, I love this. I just made a book page wreath and now I think I need to make this. love it!!!
    ladeedacreations.com

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  44. These roses are so beautiful. I SO wanna make some : )

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  45. How absolutely sweet and charming! Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :)

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  46. Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE this topiary! So sweet!

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  47. I am obsessed with topiaries! Love this tutorial. Can't wait to make some and I am now following u! Check out my blog if u get a second :)

    Christine @ krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

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  48. So cute! Not sure if I have the patience to do this. Saw your comment on my blog from TDC and I'm checking your nest out ;)

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