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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.


Directions:
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.