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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Crafting Carrie - Rose petal Beads

Who Knew?...Jessica, that's who.

And here are the little petal pickers now.
I have a Trellis covered in rose's. Though they make a beautiful white ground covering when the petals fall...there was something better to do with them.
Fortune has placed me with a group of talented down to earth homeschooling Mama's. And we share all our findings and doing with each other.
This one was from Jessica.

They were quite easy to make.
First: Ya pick-em (petals only)
Second: Ya, squash-em...I used my food processor. (it is recommended that you use water, I didn't there was allot of rain here and the petals were still damp)
Third: Ya mash-em into beads about the size of a marble.
Fourth: Poke-em with a needle and let them dry.

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Here are the kids, mash-in, squish-in an a poke-in.
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I used a pillow form with wax paper over it. The same pillow I use for needle felting. Once they are dry we will string them and hang them on the fan. So there wonderful smell can fill the air.

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