Simple Yarn Roses – Crafts by Kids

My daughter Addah has been crafting simple yarn roses this week!

She’s made lots of roses… enough for an entire wreath of roses, plus a pin for each of us (as well as my mom, David’s mom, her aunts, her teachers, her best friends and the neighbor lady across the hall. I don’t know what sparked the rose fascination, but she came up with these crafty roses herself, and I had to ask her to show me how she makes them.

Simple Yarn Roses - Crafts by Kids

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Addah starts each rose out by cutting a circle out of green construction paper for the flower’s base. Sometimes she cuts the leaves out separately and glues them on first, and sometimes she cuts the leaves right along with the circle, essentially cutting a circle with a small triangle at each side.

She’s using Elmer’s white glue and an acrylic chenille red yarn that she liberated from my vast yarn stash. She starts in the center and uses a little glue to secure the end of the yarn, then proceeds in an outward circle. She works a little at a time… a few dots of glue to hold each ring of yarn in place. Proceed in this manner until the entire circle is covered and you’ve got a very sweet little yarn rose!

And there you have it, rose lovers!

Addah cautions that using too much glue will make a very stiff flower, whilst too little will make your flower fall apart. Apparently there is a delicate balance that cannot be explained with mere words – when I ask for clarification, the artist shrugs and says, “just try it, you’ll know when you have the right amount”.

For her pins, she cut slits in the paper base and slid one side of the safety pin through it before she began the yarn and glue phase of the project. David has worn his rose pin to work for several days and it looks no worse for wear. Mine is pinned to my pocketbook and has so far survived beautifully, even while being tossed around the car and house.

I’m trying to talk her into expanding beyond red yarn into other bright colors… it’s a bit late for a Valentine’s Day wreath, but I think pink, white and yellow roses would make a gorgeous spring wreath!

Simple Yarn Roses - Crafts by Kids

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • Terra Heck

    What a crafty child! I always love when my kids make and create stuff. Tell her to keep up the good work!

  • Awesome and truly so crafty. I am pinning this to try with my girls soon. Thanks for sharing!! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I hope your girls love making yarn roses as much as my Addah does! πŸ™‚

  • What a creative girl. The roses are great!

  • TaMara

    Those are really creative!

    I’d love for you to link up over at Tales of a Pee Dee

  • Those are awesome! I love when kids are creative like that! πŸ™‚

    Psycho Mother Nature

  • Cyndi

    Love this! I love crafts and even as a kid, I absolutely loved making stuff for family and friends. πŸ˜€

    • Thanks Cyndi! I was one of those crafty kids too… my Barbies had Kleenex box beds and toothpaste cap drinking glasses. πŸ˜‰

  • Nancy at Ollie McKays

    LOVE this ~ you go girl! Thanks for sharing!

  • Stacy Harris

    How fun… My daughters love doing crafts… I guess they take after their mom.

  • Stephanie Sprenger

    Oh my goodness, she is precious! And I love that craft idea! I think even I could pull it off!

  • Alex Green

    So cute! She did such a great job!

    Thanks for linking up with Good Girl Gone Wife!

  • angie

    Absolutely love!

  • How sweet and how awesome she gives the tips on too much or not enough glue!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. πŸ™‚

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  • Oh they are so cute and love the idea for a spring wreath!
    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  • Dawn at Spatulas On Parade

    cute idea
    thanks for sharing with us at “In and out of the Kitchen”

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  • Claudia Castro

    cool idea! i love it

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