Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bread Dough Roses

When I was younger, I would watch Aleene's Creative Living every morning of my summer break. It was my favorite show, I would try to create the things they did and once in awhile I would send away for the projects that I really liked. My favorite project was the bread dough roses. I had everything I needed for that! I still like to make them and I thought they would be great for a few of my projects. Here is how you make them.
You start with one piece of white bread. It has to be white. Tear the bread into small pieces, either in a bowl or a cup.
Next, put in about a tablespoon of Tacky glue, I have used regular white school glue, but the original is the best. If a tablespoon isn't enough, add a little more. Then take a popsicle stick or a plastic knife and do your best to mix it all together. Once the glue has really soaked into the bread, you can use your hands to knead it into a smooth dough.
This is what it will look like when you are done kneading it. (Sorry for the blurry picture, my camera was not liking a few of these.)
This is where you would add color. A drop of acrylic paint until you get your desired color kneaded in does the trick.

Pinch off a small amount of the dough, roll it into a ball, flatten it with your fingers and the roll it into itself. You are mimicing a rose bud, so look at one if that helps.Keep adding petals to get your rose. You can add as many petals as you want until you get the desired look. Add them randomly, alternating sides. Again, look at a real rose to see the pattern. When you are done, they look like this.
I have a few different sizes, some buds, some leaves and some scrolls here. All of this was made with one piece of bread and some glue!
These will go on my new cabinet that I am working on and I plan on making some for my breadbox too. As soon as I am done painting the cabinet, I will put these on and take pictures for you to see. Happy Bread Dough Rose making to you!!


June said...

Oh girl this is so cooool! I have got to try these someday soon.
In your post below I see that you had a great weekend. Do you know that I am an Idaho gal and I have never been to this winery. I have got to go.
I am so glad you came by today and said hi.

Trisha said...

June-I am sure you would make some beautiful roses! You should come up this way sometime and visit the winery-they have a summer concert series...pack a picnic lunch, listen to music and drink delicious wine-you would love it! Thank you for becoming a follower!!

Tara said...

Oh these are just lovely..I'll try making some for sure..Thanks for dropping by my blog, look forward to following along with you..xx