Wiring my paper roses

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Wiring my paper roses

A cool wet Saturday was followed by a warm sunny Sunday. With less than 5 weeks until the wedding I set myself up in the garden to wire up my paper roses in preparation for incorporating them into bouquets, table centre pieces and other displays when my mum comes across to help, a couple of days before hand.

I’d made up many paper roses a good few weeks ago. You can find my post here

An early trip to Hobbycraft for a few supplies had left me relatively unscathed. I came back with wire, florist tape, some pliers and a few pearls.

Wiring paper roses

I’d had a brief look around on the internet to see how to wire up my flowers but had found everything a bit woolly so I went with my gut and just had a go.

Using the pilers, I curled the ends of the florist wires.Wiring paper roses
Then I pushed the other end through the centre of the flower.Wiring paper roses
You can see into the centre of the flower hereWiring paper roses
Using the sticky florist tape, I wrapped the tape around the wire protruding from the base of the bloom. I wrapped it several times at the top to create that bulgy bit you get at the base of a rose.Wiring paper roses
Here’s a close upWiring paper roses
To some of my other roses I just glued wooden kebab sticks. I shall use these ones within the table arrangements and also within something else that will remain under wraps until after the day.
Wiring paper roses
Here I’m running out of drying space.Wiring paper roses
Finally, I say finally but I have another 50 or so roses to make up yet, I added some individual pearls to some of the centres.Wiring paper rosesWiring paper roses
A Sunday well spent. After darting inside due to a rain shower, the sun came out again giving us a beautiful evening.


I hope the sun shone where you were.
Love Lucie x

Linking up with Handmade Monday.

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. They are beautiful Lucy, your wedding will be amazing, and you still have time to share with us how to make them too!

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  2. Can’t wait to see all the pictures of your wedding makes (and the dress of course). The roses are beautiful 🙂

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  3. The roses are beautiful and unusual. is your whole wedding theme handcrafted?

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    • No, not the whole thing. I’m doing the bits I can do well. I’ve done the invites. Mum and I are doing the flowers. A friend of mine has made a huge contribution, to remain under wraps for a while yet. I’m not doing the cake but am contributing to a part of it;)

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  4. Wow, that is going to be a fabulous bouquet.

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  5. They are beautiful, great picture giving the flowers justice:) you sound so organised:)

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  6. They look beautiful. Lovely touch the pearl. I remember your previous post and had intentions of making some with old books. The other day I bought an old very cheap dictionary for paper crafting – my main thought was to print silhouettes through the printer but ‘word roses’ would look a treat.

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  7. Mister Creative

    Really lovely idea and execution 😊

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  8. Lovely but curse you for getting Paper Roses by Marie Osmond in my head :{

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  9. p.s. Did you see I answered your ‘quilt query’ over on my blog? Far too verbose to put it on yours!

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    • Yes, I did. Sorry, very rude of me not to respond. Recently I find myself reading stuff and making a mental note to reply later but then forget. I’m definitely going to have a go with something small but ‘after the wedding’ which is my stock answer for everything at the moment.

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  10. The roses are lovely, they will look so pretty mixed with some real foliage and I have to say you did a pretty good job with the wire and florist tape.

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    • I’ve had a run through with the table centres and am pretty pleased. My mum is the expert when it comes to bouquets so I think that will just develop on the day although I have an image of what we’re aiming for with lots of ivy and pale cream roses.

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  11. Really beautiful and so clever. A lovely addition to your special day!

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  12. Well done Lucie, the flowers look very very pretty!

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  13. Wow. How amazing. They are stunning.x

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  14. They’re looking amazing, Lucie, and will be even better when seen en masse. You should be very proud! Bet you can’t wait for the day. x

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  15. They look amazing, I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished bouquets.

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  16. Love these. Can’t wait to see how they all look once in place on your wedding day! X

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  17. Hi Lucie, it was lovely to meet you yesterday. I thought you looked great in my glasses last night! These roses are beautiful, I can’t wait to see them in the finished bouquets and table arrangements.

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