To make these balls you will need:
Streamers (cheap at the Dollar Store or Hobby Lobby has the huge rolls for .99)
Hot glue gun
Some sort of ball object (those crafty styrofoam ones would be great).
*It just occurred to me that if you really wanted to do this cheap, you could wad up a bunch of newspaper into a ball shape and put some masking tape around it. Nobody will be able to see the ball in the end.
Miss O was my helper and we learned about measuring. She measured two feet of crepe paper into strips for me. Then the fun part, you get to crumble them up to give them a softer look.
Starting at one end roll a few times
Continue to roll it, but start twisting your crepe paper to make it more "bushy" for lack of a better term
Glue the rose to your ball
You could add ribbon and hang them or make a bunch (different sizes and colors) and put them in a basket or tray...the possibilities are endless!
This is the first of our Valentines craftiness. More to come will include Valentine's frames, suckers, and a felt banner.