I love Mother’s Day. Yes it might be overly commercial, but it is a wonderful reminder for us all that Mothers are amazing. Plus with two little boys in the house that love giving and making cards and gifts it is the perfect opportunity for them to express their creativity.
As much as I adore homemade flowers such as our beautiful cake case daffodils, nothing beats the simple rose.
I was sent some beautiful old fashioned David Austin Roses from Debenhams Flowers (yes I too had no idea Debenhams did flowers) and they are divine. So much so we are getting the MIL’s Mothers Day flowers from them.
Debenhams flowers are exceptionally good value and to make it even more so they have given me an exclusive code for 25% off to share with you, my lovely readers and yes there is still time to organise a flower delivery before Sunday 15th March.
(this pic is by Annie at Mammasuarus as I managed to delete all the images I took on my camera, the top image is off my phone!)
However, I thought I would also share how to make paper roses with you, as it is soooooooo simple and they look fab. Plus they last forever!
How to make simple paper roses
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- CD or circle to draw round
Draw a circle on some coloured paper and then using scissors creative a spiral with it.
For smaller children draw the spiral in pencil before getting them to follow the line and cut it.
Once cut start rolling the spiral from the outside in. To secure use a glue dot or a glue gun with hot glue
It really is as simple as that!
You can make the red roses more fancy by cutting the outside edge with a pair of decorative scissors. We had a go with four different pairs and at cutting the spiral thinner and thicker to create different styles of roses.
This is fab fine motor activity for kids of all ages. For younger kids just make the circles and spcirals larger and make the smaller for older ones. They look amazing made from red paper, but would also look equally as good from pages of a book.
If you like these then check out our other DIY Flower posts
- Children’s Craft Showcase – How to make paper flowers
- Paper Sunflower Craft
- Simple Daffodil Craft for Kids
- DIY Daffodil Clay Pots or Candle Holders
- Cotton Pad Calla Lily Craft
- DIY Recycled Plastic Bottle Poppy Craft
- Melted wax poppy craft
- How to make Cake Case Daffodils
- make a two colour daffodil pinwheel
Oh Jen these are just beautiful! How clever.
Really simple and clever. Mother’s Day tends to take a back seat in our house because it is often very close to my son’s birthday, but not so bad this year.
Wow!!! Those look so impressive! Really simple but very clever. We will definitely be trying these out 🙂
So simple yet so so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Amazing xx
Love these Jen.
PS Did you get my text with my new number x x
They looks brilliant! And so easy even I could make them! The real roses are beautiful, roses are special
They are simple yet effect! so very clever
These look brilliant – almost like the real thing
The Debenhams flowers look lovely and the discount is very generous. Thank you for sharing the paper roses idea – they look great.
I love the paper roses idea, so cute x
What a great idea, they look really lovely and simple to do.
These look great and will last longer than shop bought flowers too
I love those roses, stunning!
I am going to have to try those paper roses myself tomorrow, what a great idea
Who would have guess they were that simple to make!? Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the Virtual Fridge!
I love flowers and can’t always find the funds for real so paper ones is a bonus! .. I adore roses x
These are just adorable. I love them
Wow! How beautiful! I’ve been looking for ways to easily create paper flowers. Awesome! Thank you for sharing. Shared on Pinterest. 🙂
Wow, those roses are absolutely beautiful, what a great idea.
What a lovely colour red, Jenny.Thanks for taking part in the Parenting Pin-It Party.