Roses are red, violets are blue, this week, at iLoveSexy Blog, we’ve got a great DIY tutorial for you! Please excuse our cheesiness. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, we could not think of a better time to bring out our newest and most exciting tutorial for the week–DIY glitter roses! Roses are the ultimate symbol of love and their beauty have inspired people for thousands of years. Throughout the years, the rose has represented many works of art, history and even warfare. Today, it is traditionally held as a way to showcase love and romance. And for this week’s DIY, we are getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by showing how you to design your very own batch of DIY roses, using not one, but two easy and affordable techniques. Not only do glitter roses look expensive, they also are expensive and sometimes end up costing a fortune for a large, beautiful bouquet. From Valentine’s Day celebrations to anniversaries to graduation gifts, glitter roses have always been a popular gift for special occasions. However, our tutorial will show a quick and simple way to create a lovely one-of-a-kind bouquet for your loved ones in no time. So grab your favorite roses in whatever color you’d like and let’s get started!
What you will need for the 1st method:
Extra fine glitter
Spray adhesive or tacky spray
1. Hold the spray adhesive about two inches away from the roses and spray on a thin, even coat.
2. Sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter on the rose, making sure to get the top of every rose petal.
3. Shake off the excess glitter. After you have done so, dip the rose in the pile of excess glitter to cover any bald spots that the spray adhesive might not have picked up.
4. And here is the rose after you have finished the 1st method.
What you will need for the 2nd method:
Extra fine glitter
Small paint brush
1. Mix in equal parts tacky glue and water in a shallow cup.
2. Take your paint brush and lightly brush the tips of the rose petals with your tacky glue and water mixture.
3. Again, sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter on the rose, making sure to get the top of every rose petal.
4. Wait 5 minutes for the tacky glue mixture to dry. This is how your glitter rose should look after you are finished using the 2nd method.
And here are the roses side by side for comparison. Can you tell which rose is from what method? Although both roses look nearly identical, the rose using first method is on the left and the rose using the 2nd method is on the right. The first method is definitely for those who are short on time and want a quick and foolproof method. And the second method allows for more freedom in hand-painting precisely what you want. Both techniques are great and both work equally as well so we encourage you to choose the one that suits you best.
Few things in this world are as breathtaking as red roses. Roses continue to be given during times of love and affection and will always be a great way celebrate to Valentine’s Day and other special occasions. These DIY glitter roses definitely come from the heart and will showcase your love in the best way possible. Wrap them up in your favorite ribbon and present them in a bouquet or show them off in a simple vase. For Valentine’s Day, you can give them on their own or along with other great gifts such as lingerie, jewelry or chocolates. We hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial as much as we have. Will you be making these DIY glitter roses? Which method did you like the best? What is your favorite color for roses? Show us some love for Valentine’s Day and leave us your comments, suggestions and questions. This week’s tutorial wraps up our DIY Valentine’s Day Series. But don’t fret, we will be back next week with fresh new ideas to get your crafts on!