This is so much fun and easy to make rosette flowers from an old magazine! The look of these rosette flowers is so unique you will have to look twice. This ball topper “topiary” looks great sitting on vase, bowl or large candle holder.
- Old magazine
- Tacky glue
- Hot glue
- Large foam ball (I’m using a 6″ ball)
- Optional paint for the foam ball
- Vase or stand for finished ball
- Paper, pencil or marker
Make a 2″ and 3″ circle pattern from paper or card stock. Tear out pages from the magazine that you want to use. I’m using only typed pages for the inside of the the rosettes. Cut circles in both sizes, I used more 2″ than 3″. Sorry I lost count, but there are a lot, one magazine should be enough. Now that the circles are cut, you will cut each circle into a spiral, start on the outside going around to the center (picture below).
Use a toothpick and roll 3 to 4 times, then add a little tacky glue and roll 3 to 4 times then gently pull out toothpick.
Keep rolling with your fingers to the center. You can adjust to tights before gluing in place. I liked making/using different sizes, some tight and some more open.
In center place some hot glue and gently hold in place.
I found it easier to roll/glue all the centers. Then hot glue in place. A tip is to leave your Tacky glue upside down in old cup, so the glue is waiting for you.
Remember for this ball I’m making all the rosette flowers with the typed words from magazine inside, this will give it a unique look.
Now that ALL the rosettes are made lets glue them to the ball. I painted my ball first, I was not sure how close together I would glue the flower and did not want the foam to show through. I put the ball on top of the vase to make it steady for gluing.
Then glued rosettes around bottom so it would fit the vase. And glued more rosette flowers. The 3″ circle flowers were a little larger so I mixed them in.
Look pretty good…can you believe it’s from an old magazine?
If you like more color, pick pages with more color for a different look.
I had some left over rosettes so I made a card for a friend.
The stems and leaves are from a magazine page, I did have to do a little looking for those 🙂