These take their inspiration from Beast’s enchanted Rose from Beauty and the Beast, but they make a great gift for Valentine’s Day.

You will need:

  • Clear plastic Cups (2 per rose)
  • Tape
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Tissue paper cut either into small squares or circles (the bigger they are the bigger the rose will be)
  • Glitter (black glitter works really well for this)

 Method:

1. Depending on how big the plastic cups are you might want to do a smaller rose, if so, fold your pipe cleaner in half and cut it.

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2. For the leaf, fold the pipe cleaner in half and then about an inch down from the fold pinch the pipe cleaner and twist it round so it makes a leaf shape. Then unfold the pipe cleaner so it makes a stem with a leaf.

3. Taking your tissue paper poke the end of your pipe cleaner through the middle of it.  You can add as many layers as you like.

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4. When you have enough layers slightly fold them in on them selves so that you create that flower shape. Your flower in now complete.

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5. Take those 2 plastic cups and in one of them pour the glitter. You can also add a couple of cut-out petals to this as well to create the idea that the enchanted rose is losing its petals.

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6. Place the rose into this cup and then put the second cup on top to seal it in.

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7. Stick the tape along the joining rims of the cups to keep them together. Shake the container to disperse the glitter and voilà you have your very own enchanted rose.

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