How Make Aluminum Foil Roses


Unlike real roses, aluminum foil roses will last indefinitely, and each rose costs only pennies to make. Once you have practiced the technique a few times, you'll be able to make them in minutes to use as a quick gift or decoration. While household aluminum foil works well, don't limit yourself to standard silver. You can also use foil candy wrappers or craft foil, which is available in a variety of colors.

Things You'll Need

  • Aluminum foil
  • Tear off about one foot of aluminum foil and place the foil flat on your work surface.

  • Roll the foil up starting at one end to form a tube. The tube should measure 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter.

  • Pinch the foil tube three to four inches from one end. The shorter end of the tube is the rose and the longer end is the stem.

  • Twist the stem repeatedly along the entire length to form a narrow, tightly compressed tube.

  • Arrange the petals of the rose by pulling them outward slightly until you are satisfied with their appearance. The petals are the layers of aluminum foil within the tube.

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