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Recycled prettiness
Got too much candy for Christmas? Save the colorful candy wrappers from your trash can and turn them into pretty roses! Use as gift decoration, Christmas ornaments, hair fascinators, fridge magnets...

Have fun!

Posted by Nana from Turku, Finland • Published
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  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 1
    Step 1

    Making the petals for the rose:
    Have your wrapper and smoothen the wrinkles. Fold the wrapper lengthwise in half.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold one corner to the opposite side.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the other corner of the same end on top of the already folded part.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat steps 3 and 4 in the other end of the wrapper.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the whole thing from the middle so that the tips of the triangles don't overlap. You have now your first petal.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 6
    Step 6

    To make the petals easier to glue, bend the petal around your finger and push the bottom flat against the table.

    Draw a circle the size you want your rose to be on a piece of cardboard.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 7
    Step 7

    Start "growing" your rose: glue the petals side to side around the circle. Work inwards from the circle when adding more petals.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut a strip of cardboard and glue it around the bottom of the rose. This makes the rose more stiff and holds the outer petals in order.

    Cut the rose from the cardboard around the bottom.

  • How to make a recycled model. Candy Wrapper Roses - Step 9
    Step 9

    Poke the rose around with a stick to make sure the glue holds the petals in place. Add glue if needed. Press the bottom inwards and curl the petal tips out for a more realistic look. Add lace for decoration to cover the cardboard.

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lori Dunham l.
lori Dunham l. · Monroe, Louisiana, US
how many wrappers would you guess that i have before i start for a small hair piece
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emmy
emmy · Helsingborg, Skane County, SE
wow, i love this! i will never throw away candy wraps again. =)
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Jessica X.
Jessica X. · Western, New York, US · 1 project
They are so pretty! Happy
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Amisha P.
Amisha P. · Milton Keynes, England, GB · 14 projects
theese are amazing!!!!!
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Emma...
Emma... · Amsterdam, North Holland, NL · 10 projects
i made this one in blue, really enjoyed to make it!
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fjasdkflnsmcie
fjasdkflnsmcie · 4 projects
Nice idea, I have a question. How do you get you're project featured?
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Sarah S.
Sarah S. · Augusta, Georgia, US · 2 projects
I LOVE GEISHA CHOCOLATE!!!!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Very lovely! Would never have guessed these were candy wrappers. Going to have to try this some time. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
Awesome! Wish I saved all those candy wrappers from Halloween now XD <3
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shelley w.
shelley w.
Great! now I have a reason to eat more candy!
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