These DIY Paper Doily Roses look so pretty and are very easy to create. They also make wonderful Valentine gifts for special people in your life.
As kids, we loved to watch my grandmother crochet amazing fabric doilies. It was magical to watch her hands move in a synchronized dance, each chain linking the other and creating gorgeous patterns. Doilies adorned the backs of our sofas, the tops of the table and even shawls. While unfortunately, I never got to learn that art from her, I love crafting with paper doilies.
DIY Paper Doily Roses
Materials that you’ll need :
- Doilies – We used the 6″ white ones that we later dyed red. You could use the red ones to start with
- Green pipecleaner
- Glue gun
- Tissue paper
- Red Do-A-Dot markers ( or any red dye / food coloring)
To make the Paper Doily Roses:
We didn’t have red doilies for the rose, so we used a do-a-dot marker to dab it red. You could use a red doily to begin with or spritz drops of red food coloring over it lightly. Wait till it dries completely.
We cut a spiral shape starting from the outside edge carefully making our way to the center.
Holding the center between fingers, slowly twist the doily spiral in a loose coil.
Hold the bottom in place so that the rose remains coiled. Using a glue gun, seal the ends of the rose.
We would our pipecleaner through and bent the chenile stick in the center, but you could just stick it to the bottom. No rose ever had a green center!! Well! you live & learn.
Make a few for your friends. You could use them as gifts like a bouquet, or stick a round magnet on their backside to form a fridge magnet gift or simply use with your gift tags for someone special.
A bunch of fabulous bloggers, we call ourselves the Kids Crafts Stars, decided to come together and share our favorite crafts based on a particular theme every month. Check out all our posts on the KidsCraftStars board on Pinterest. This Month’s theme is “Paper Doilies”, and here’s what each one of us has made
Doily Lion Kids Craft | I Heart Crafty Things
Doily Hearts Valentines Craft | In The Playroom
Doily Hot Air Balloon Craft | I Heart Arts n Crafts
Magnetic Dancing Doily Peg Dolls | hello, Wonderful
DIY Paper Doily Roses | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Doily Strawberry Cards | Glued To My Crafts
Doily Sheep | Easy Peasy And Fun
Painted Butterfly Doily | A Little pinch Of Perfect
You can join us too. Share your Doily crafts ( old & new) with the hashtag #KIDSCRAFTSTARS on IG and Facebook. We’ll feature the best submissions every month in a roundup on the blog.