Young and Crafty Sisters: 02/29/12

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A to Z Celebrations Guest Post {Rose Ball Tutorial}

Today I’ve got Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations here sharing a super fun tutorial!


Nancy Pfeifer is a talented mom and party planner from Arizona and founder of A to Zebra Celebrations and, a place for everyone who loves to recycle and reuse party decor. She loves planning parties for her two daughters!


I have been meaning to write the tutorial for the rose balls I used in my daughter's party. 
A little story about these.  I was in Los Angeles, CA this past March.  I went shopping with my aunt.  We walked into this little store downtown and they had some gorgeous rose balls hanging from the ceiling.  I asked the clerk if they were for sale and she said "yes".  I told her I wanted 3 of the pink ones.  She told me "we are sold out, and we won't get any for another month".  I was devastated, because my party was in like 3 weeks!  I knew these would be perfect for the party.  I had no choice, but to try and make them myself.....ha!  Here's what I came up with and it's super easy, but you need to know that it took me over 7 hours to make these 3 balls... sooooooo much time!!! Materials: Roses, foam ball and glue gun.  (You can also spray paint the foam ball, but I did not)
Take the roses apart and get rid of all the greenery
Take your glue gun and add some to the stem
Stick it in the ball right away before your glue dries.  You will need to press hard and hold for a minute or two
Your rose will look like this when you let go
I added some hot glue inside the petals to make them look tighter
Then add another rose, and another, and another....until your ball is full
You want to stick them pretty close together so you have no white spots showing
And here's what your rose ball will look like!!
Here's where I used them for my daughter's party!  You can view all the pictures from her party HERE
I also used one of them for this zebra photo shoot and just put it on a candle holder
The possibilities for these gorgeous rose balls are endless!  I'd love to hang these in a nursery room, or use them for a wedding, you could also hang them above a desserts table, etc..etc...  Let your imagination come up with new ideas for these!!  Send me an email with pictures if you decide to make these and use them on your upcoming party!  I'd love to see them :) Feel free to ask any questions