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Glittered Roses

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009

Try one of these three easy techniques to glitter roses for a one-of-a-kind way to give flowers this Valentine's Day:

1. Glitter an entire rose by diluting white glue in a spray bottle with water. Your mixture should be equal parts water and glue, with the consistency of milk.

2. Glitter the edges of a rose by thinning white glue just a bit and applying to the tips of a flower with the side of small round paintbrush. Your diluted white glue should be the consistency of house paint.

3. Create a dewdrop effect on a rose by applying Martha Stewart Crafts all-purpose gel adhesive to the flower in rounded droplet shapes.

Wrapping Roses
To wrap your glitter roses, simply use cellophane. Begin by laying down 2 strips of cellophane to make a cross shape. Add more strips of cellophane to create an asterisk, or star shape. Slide you hands underneath all the layers of cellophane, and bring them up toward the sides of your bouquet. Finish by securing the cellophane along the sides of your roses with a wide, long ribbon.

Rose Varietals
Martha used the following varieties of roses from Harvest Wholesale Floral on the show: 'Secret Garden,' 'Silverstone' ('Ocean Song' is a similar bloom), 'Black Magic,' 'Orange France,' 'Dark Milva,' 'Transition,' 'Combo' ('Safari' is a similar bloom), 'Something Special,' 'Quicksand,' 'Sahara,' and 'Orangina.'

Martha used glitter, white crafts glue, and all-purpose gel adhesive from Martha Stewart Crafts. Find more wonderful ways to say I Love You with our Valentine's Day Workshop and these Valentine's Day ideas. For more fun projects using glitter, check out these glittered crafts from "The Martha Stewart Show."

Comments (10)

  • gokulkumar 7 Jun, 2013

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  • michelstarc 25 May, 2013

    First two easy but 3rd is complex tied up . I got the new information about the glittering roses and will try .

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  • ginlett 7 Feb, 2010

    If this shows up twice, my apologies.. I don't see where my first comment was posted. Does this article leave off the actual glitter application, or did I miss it? Are you supposed to dip the rose in glitter, shake the glitter into the rose, or put the glitter and the roses in a paper bag and shake together?

  • imrosey 7 Feb, 2010

    I think this is a fabulous idea and very flexible. You coul duse this on any number of projects, especially cloth and paper. I love the glitter on flowers and any flowers work, real or silk.

  • Cheryllion 7 Feb, 2010

    I'm not sure I understand the MS fascination with glittering everything. I think glitter makes roses so "Jersey Shore" :)

  • MichAm1984 14 Feb, 2009

    Will this cause the roses to wilt faster?

  • MichAm1984 14 Feb, 2009

    does this cause the roses to wilt faster?

  • chefette86 13 Feb, 2009

    can you post a picture of these please?