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How to Make Plaster Roses and a Giveaway

My plaster flowers in my black and white vignette where a big hit! And I am not surprised. Seeing them again through the eye of my camera made me realize just how fun they were. And how many uses they have.

Well since I had some free time on my hand yesterday I decided to go dip some more. This time I choose fake white buttercup flowers I had bought eons ago. Look how lovely and romantic they look serving as a paperweight.

Plaster roses

And yes you all want to know how I did it, don’t you? Well even if you are not in the slightest bit interested in doing this yourself I am still going to tell you how to do it. It is my blog, and I love to teach!

Get some general craft plaster. You can buy it in little tubs and is generally used to make small plaster figurines. Get yourself an old margarine or yoghurt cup. It has to be big enough to dip the flower in, but not so big that you waste a lot of plaster. Ignore the instructions on the tub with the plaster. Mix some plaster with water. Go easy, you don’t need a lot, mix it until it is slightly thicker than milk but not nearly as thick as yoghurt.

Dip. You can dip anything in there. I have dipped fake flowers (obviously) but also pinecones and little branches (and little pinecones on branches). Make sure you have prepared some contraption to hang your flowers. If you lay them down to dry they will dry up flat on one side.

Plaster roses before
See this was my highly technical set up. As you can see I have dipped red roses too. I had some plaster left after the dipping of the buttercups and was looking around what else to dip (it is addicting, be warned! Hide the dog because you will be tempted to dip him too).

The first dip will mainly stiffen the flower and help keep its shape. Let dry (this goes pretty fast) and dip again (and maybe repeat this a few times). You will have to make a new batch of plaster mixture each time because your old one will have become rock solid while your flowers (or dog) were drying. But if you have used a flexible plastic cup you can get that layer of plaster out and reuse your cup.  When you have a fairly good coverage you can put the final touches on with a little brush, getting into the center and making sure all is nicely covered and looking a bit sculpted.

And then play with them. Put them in a small vase like I did or use them as part of a table decoration like I showed you in my last How to stage a vignette post. Or you can use them to embellish a little box. Like this for example:

Rose box white2
I painted and decorated a little box and put one of my smaller plaster roses on top. 

Rose box white
But it doesn’t have to be white. The red roses where still showing tiny bits of red after a few dippings, but I decided I rather liked that. So I took the color a bit further

Rose box pink

and sprinkled them with some matching glitter and made a colorful box to show them of. I think you can probably color the plaster too with some food coloring, but I haven’t tried that yet.

— This Giveaway is Closed —

Now for the giveaway. In honor of so many of you lovely people finding my blog lately I decided to give these boxes away. If you would like to have one of them just leave me a comment and tell me which one you like best, the white one or the colored one.

You do not have to become a follower, tweet or Facebook this or otherwise jump through any hoops in order to enter. If you want to, you can do all of that of course, go ahead and shout this to the world, and make my day! But it is not necessary, commenting is enough. This is my gift to you my friends, I do not expect any favors in return.

Anyone from anywhere can enter until Friday 26 February, and I will draw the winners during the weekend.

Rose box pink tissue

And I promise those boxes will not be empty when I send them off to you….

 

Love,

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Comments

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    I am so glad you did a post on how to do these sweet flowers!! I just bought a 5 gallon tub of plaster for my dining room walls and think I will have to do a little dippin for crafting in it!!

    The white box would go so well with the new look I hope my dining room will have one of these days! Still stripping wallpaper off-

    blessings
    mary

  2. Marianne, That is darling. I at first thought the solid white….then changed… to the peek-a-boo color. I really think they are both wonderful.
    smiles, alice

  3. This looks like fun! Both boxes are so pretty, but I'm a total sucker for white.

  4. How you just whipped those babies up in your spare time amazes me! They are both gorgeous, but if I had to pick one, I'd pick the colored one. I don't think there are going to be any losers either way.

  5. Esther@fleurcottage says:

    so simple & lovely! i'll take the white one, please! :)

  6. Brilliant! They are so adorable…I love the white one. I think that I'll be heading to Michaels this week to purchase some plaster.

  7. I love the white one the best!!

  8. Pink Princess says:

    Joh, wat makkelijk (als je weet hoe lol) Ze zijn allebei zo mooi, dus kan niet kiezen ♥ Ik ga het zeker eens proberen. Mijn broer maakte (toen hij nog jong was) vaak van die gips figuurtjes en die waren ook leuk.

    Liefs en bedankt voor de instructies ♥

  9. Ooh…that's very cool. Thanks for sharing!
    Jenn :)

  10. Karyn @ Candarbry Garden says:

    I Cannot wait for the roses to bloom this year! Thank you for showing us how to do this, I am afraid there won't be any roses in the vases this year…I would like a chance to win yours, I am a visual learner… Karyn

  11. Lijkt me zo leuk om te doen, bedankt voor de uitleg. In plaats van gips kan je ook kaarsvet gebruiken voor een waxie uiterlijk. Ik vind allebei je dozen mooi…het is moeilijk kiezen!

  12. Lost In Tarnation says:

    Thanks so much for showing how you did that! I love them!

    And my favorite is the blue. They're just both stunning though!

  13. Love those flowers Marianne and your boxes too – so beautiful. I think the white one is my favorite.
    ~ Tina

  14. Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. says:

    Oh how I wish I would've seen this months ago! It would have been perfect to perserve flowers from the bouquet at my sister's wedding. Super idea!

  15. CraftyCripple says:

    How generous of you to spend so much time and effort making the tutorial and then to add the giveaway too! I think my favourite is the coloured box but they are both lovely.

  16. ohh marian, wat leuk je tutorial, dat mot ik gelijk uitproberen. Je doosjes zijn daardoor extra prachtig geworden. Echt mooi, maar die blauwe vind ik net iets leuker. :))) beidwei, dat spul wat je boven noemt, is dat zoeits als gips? vloeibare gips? Ik kreeg het neit helemaal goed vertaald. Bedankt meid voor deze leuke log. groetjes van Janine

  17. ohh marian, wat leuk je tutorial, dat mot ik gelijk uitproberen. Je doosjes zijn daardoor extra prachtig geworden. Echt mooi, maar die blauwe vind ik net iets leuker. :))) beidwei, dat spul wat je boven noemt, is dat zoeits als gips? vloeibare gips? Ik kreeg het neit helemaal goed vertaald. Bedankt meid voor deze leuke log. groetjes van Janine

  18. Miss Marple says:

    Ich lach me slap om jouw schrijfstijl! Hartstikke grappig, lekker melig! Zucht, en nu wil je dat ik een van die twee mooie doosjes uitkies? Ik vind ze alletwee hartstikke mooi, maar ik denk dat de witte het best bij ons thuis past…En nu je het zegt, ik heb nog een paar niet zo mooie nepbloemen liggen, in het gips zien ze er misschien veel beter uit. (En nu staat er alweer iets op mijn To Do lijstje…)
    En nu duimpjes drukken, groetjes – Irma

  19. Carte Blanche says:

    Die gipsen rozen zijn erg mooi en elegant als deco! Leuk dat we hier mogen meedoen aan deze give-away, waarbij ik mezelf in de grote pot gooi…
    Groetjes, Marjolijn

    (van Something White)

  20. These really ROCK!!! I love the cream color ones and will surely be doing some dipping of my own ;) thanks for posting this. Love ur blog.
    email anmol2ca@yahoo.ca

  21. Love your boxes! When are you opening your own shop? They are both gorgeous but I love my colours :)
    Thanx for the tips!
    Maja

  22. how cool Marianne!!! i am so doing this…next time i go to the craft store, you can bet i will have plaster in my cart…thanks for sharing how you did this…i like the white box the best…and i have to say thank you for having an honest to goodness from the heart giveaway…i walk away from a lot of giveaways that want you to jump through hoops…i always thought the giveaway was to show appreciation, not to get more followers…or have your name spread all through blogland…etc…

  23. Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.
    God's blessings on your day,
    Sarah :D

  24. O wow!Beautiful!
    Greetings and hugs from Poland!
    Natalia

  25. Jennifer Juniper says:

    I never would have thought of dipping them, but they turn out like delicate little pieces of china! I love them :)

  26. Sonja @ Craft-Werk says:

    Found your post through TCB and am absolutely amazed. How beautiful the flowers turn out! I would LOVE to win one of your boxes, too… Count me in ;-)

  27. Oh wat leuk zeg! Ik vind vooral die witte heel mooi. Maar die andere mag er ook zijn hoor. Heel erg mooi!

    Groetjes,
    Corinne

  28. Thanks so much for posting this how-to. I sat in the kitchen at work yesterday on my lunch hour, trying to figure out how you did this. Thanks for making it easy.

    Necel

  29. Thanks for the nice tutorial with these plaster covered flowers! I love the look of them. And I really love the look of the white box you made!

  30. These are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I like the colored one the best – but both are just beautiful.

    xo
    Claudia

  31. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    HOw interesting and beautiful! I've never seen these before! Gorgeous!

  32. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    HOw interesting and beautiful! I've never seen these before! Gorgeous!

  33. Oh Happy Day! I Love this Post! I just found you today from Today's Creative Blog – this is such a great idea!!!! Thanx so much!!!

  34. Tumbleweed Trails says:

    Oh how fun. Thanks for sharing how to make the dipped flowers. I shall have to give it a try. Such lovely little boxes you have for your gifts..two people are in for a treat once they arrive filled with some treasures you have selected. I love them both, my fav. is the colored one.

    Jody

  35. Wow! Beautifully impressive, I love them!

  36. Ack! What a fabulous idea! Going to have to try this!

    Pop my name into the hat, please… I like the white one!

  37. The flowers are gorgeous. I like the colored box . You have wonderful talent. Thanks for sharing and thank you for offering the giveaway.

  38. The flowers are gorgeous. I like the colored box . You have wonderful talent. Thanks for sharing and thank you for offering the giveaway.

  39. oh, no, I can see myself getting addicted already!!! I already have ideas running thru my head,,,,thanks for the great ideas!!!!!!

  40. LuLu Kellogg says:

    Marianne, you are such a sweet soul for sharing this with us. Thank you so much! I will have to try this :) I love the white one the best since I am really into white right now.

    LuLu♥♦♥

  41. Nee ik heb hier echt geen tijd meer voor….. Maar ze zijn zo leuk ik ga het idee in ieder geval bewaren. Ik vind het blauw/roze doosje het leukst maar dat zal je niet verbazen.
    groetjes en een fijne week,
    Marja

  42. I'm Sheila Atchley. says:

    Lovely boxes! I love the colored one…

    Thank you Marianne. I enjoy having things explained to me – I appreciate the time I know it had to have taken to create such a great post!

  43. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Oh I love the white one!!! Had to come back to enter the giveaway — I was too excited about the tutorial!!

  44. I've discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and have been browsing your archives ever since. I love your creativity and the serenity that jumps out of your pictures.
    Your little flowers are beautiful. I'm addicted to flowers so the second one makes my heart sing.
    Thank you for making this for us.

  45. Wat ontzettend mooi gemaakt zeg, count me in!!!! Ik vind die witte superrrrrr.

  46. Oh, now I have another new craft I have to try. I love the white one.

  47. Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama says:

    Oh my, how wonderful! I am so excited about this and I want to do it right now! Thank you so much for such a fun idea. I love the white one the MOST but they are both darling.

  48. I like the white one best… this surprises me because I am normally a color-a-holic.
    I'm over from Today's Creative Blog and glad to have found you!

  49. Ik kom voor het eerst op je blog kijken en kom zeker nog eens terug, wat een prachtig idee met die gipse bloemen, staat zeker op mijn lijstje om ook eens uit te voeren..

    Tot de volgende keer!
    Groetjes

  50. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Gorgeous!!! :) I love the little white one. Thanks so much for the visit!

  51. Oh my goodness! What a fantastic tutorial! I love it!! This is one I am going to try!!!

  52. Nessimonster says:

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS! Thank you, thank you for the tutorial! These are definitely on my "to do" list now!

  53. Oh jee wat een fans al hier.
    Tja geef ze eens ongelijk allemaal.
    Wat mooi zeg en wat creatief gedaan.
    Maar van mij mag je de doosjes gewoon leeglaten hoor, al een cadeau op zich om te krijgen……
    Fijne avond

  54. Just found your blog today and I have been reading it all a.m. I can't wait to get to the craft store to try your flowers. I would love to have the white box.

  55. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} says:

    Oh, how pretty! I like the beautiful simplicity of the white one, myself. :)

    thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

  56. Kim -today's creative blog says:

    What a great idea!

  57. Kim -today's creative blog says:

    What a great idea!

  58. Love them both, but the white one is perfection. So lovely…

  59. Love them both, but the white one is perfection. So lovely…

  60. Those are both very beautiful!!! I love the white one, it reminds me of a box a ring should come in!

  61. Oh man oh man! I'm in so much trouble!! One more "I really have to do this" project.

    How loverly and perfect.

    I really like the red flower with blue accents.

    Tina

  62. My friend, Wendy, sent me a link to your blog to brighten my day and it surely did! I can't wait to try dipping some flowers in plaster! Both boxes are really lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  63. These are so refreshing. They remind me of that first snow when your beautiful garden flowers are getting ready to say good bye for the season but in a beautiful peaceful way. This a great way to preserve them through one more season. LUVVVVVVV them.

  64. The flowers are so beautiful!

  65. Holly Days Closet says:

    I didn't know you could do that to flowers I will be trying it this summer. Thank you for sharing.
    Holly

  66. How beautiful! I will definitely have to give this a try. I love both boxes. Thanks for sharing.

  67. Manuela@TPOH says:

    Cool! I'm so glad you explained how you did it. I may give that a try!

    I like the white box best. I think it would look lovely in my guest room with the blue toile!

    Manuela

  68. Oh, wat ontzettend leuk!!!!!!!
    Ik heb zojuist een pot witte latex opgehaald. Buiten is de sneeuw verdwenen, maar binnen tover ik momenteel alles om in wit…ik denk, dat ik nog maar een keertje naar de bouwmarkt moet, maar nu om gips te halen…

    groetjes, Inge

  69. Oh, wat ontzettend leuk!!!!!!!
    Ik heb zojuist een pot witte latex opgehaald. Buiten is de sneeuw verdwenen, maar binnen tover ik momenteel alles om in wit…ik denk, dat ik nog maar een keertje naar de bouwmarkt moet, maar nu om gips te halen…

    groetjes, Inge

  70. tippytaco2004 says:

    Just wanted to tell you how neat your flower project is i love the buttercups the most but everyone of them are really great too. love your blog and have learned alot by reading just a few articles. keep creating. connie

  71. Well Awesome. The white one is scrumptious.
    I am going to give this a try.
    I am headed off to Hobby Lobby to get some goodies so I will pick some plaster up. I am in a craft mood and my poor kitchen table and counter show it right now!!!! Thanks for sharing the how to.
    Stephanie

  72. I just found your blog a couple days ago and I'm so hooked! You are so talented and I love your work. I love our projects as well as your decorating. I was SO hoping you would show us how to make the plaster flowers! That will definitely be my weekend creative. Blessings to you!

  73. Beautiful flowers! I love your colored box best and would love to have you put my name in the hat for the drawing. Thank you for the blog!
    Pattyjo

  74. Making Memories 1999 says:

    I love the flowers! Thanks for sharing a tutorial. I'm going to have to try making some… I really like the white flowered box! Thank you!! -Rebecca

  75. Making Memories 1999 says:

    I love the flowers! Thanks for sharing a tutorial. I'm going to have to try making some… I really like the white flowered box! Thank you!! -Rebecca

  76. Oh this is brilliant so often I love the flowers but the colours are garish and now I can change them to anything with hardly any hassle and even better these are pefect for a OTP project I have in my head – thank you so much for sharing – TOTALLY AWESOME !!

  77. Oh this is brilliant so often I love the flowers but the colours are garish and now I can change them to anything with hardly any hassle and even better these are pefect for a OTP project I have in my head – thank you so much for sharing – TOTALLY AWESOME !!

  78. n i l e e y says:

    great idea and a lovely blog you have here :)

    both looks good, but i like the white one better :)

  79. Whimsical Creations says:

    Thank you for sharing! i like the white one the best.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Hi,I thought I would like the all white, but the little bit of colour showing is lovely too…your work is beautiful

  81. Such a simple process but so effective. You are so smart!
    I like both boxes, but the white is really sweet.

    Thanks for sharing!

  82. ALL WHITE! What a great idea! I warn people that anything holding still in my house will get painted, but plastered, even better! Exciting thinking about the possibilities. Thank you for sharing this, and hoping to win, yes!

  83. Hi from Kansas in the USA! If i get a chance to choose, I choose the colored one. it is so pretty. I am glad I found your blog. Now I will have to spend time catching up on what you do. Patty

  84. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial! Love the flower with color.

    d

  85. These are so beautiful; I love the white one the most. I saved the website so I can refer to your great tutorial. I will be trying this soon. Thank you!

    kathleen
    http://www.fourmilesnorthofnowhere.blogspot.com

  86. Made it Myself says:

    OMG – these are just the thing I have been looking for!! I have to make some table decorations for a sewing guild and I was stuck for some ideas . . . these will be perfect!!! Thanks for the idea and the instructions. Both flower and boxes are beautiful.
    Jan :)

  87. Thanks for the tutorial! I am going to try this! The plaster flowers look beautiful and elegant!

  88. Oops, I forgot to add that I would prefer the white box. Thanks!

  89. How beautiful, i am going to have to try this! The white box is my fave!

  90. LOVE the white one. So pretty!

  91. Diane at Crafty Passions says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial , what a gorgeous end result !!!
    I love the white one and will be trying my hand at this!!!
    Thanks again
    Diane

  92. Wow, these flower boxes are awesome! I'm always looking for activity ideas for the kids at the teen center where I work. Thanks for the tutorial. Lulu Belle

    LGENmar at cox dot net

  93. I've never seen this before! What a great idea! Now I'm pondering what else I can dip…

    I LOVE the white box!

    Off to look at your other projects! So glad I found your blog. :)

    beccas_song at yahoo dot com

  94. These are so beautiful! I can't get to a craft store fast enough. I love the simplicity of the plain white. Thank you for helping us with tutorials!!!

  95. i LOVE the colored one! I just found your blog through oneprettything, and you're my new style idol!
    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  96. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    I just found you from The Inspired Room, and I'm so glad I did! Thanks for the inspiration!

  97. Maianne I adore your plaster roses, beautiful little boxes, and your blog. I'm now a follower. I would like very much to enter your giveaway and I like the white box best. I hope to blog today, and if so, will add your giveaway. ♥

  98. I just found your blog via One Pretty Thing. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and your idea brilliant.

    I love the white-on-white box. I'm from the States. What is craft plaster? Later on today, I will share your idea on my blog and link back to your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

  99. I am SO glad I found your blog!!!

    IF I were to win the giveaway, I am SO into white right now.

    My readers will love to know about your projects. Will let them know later today!

  100. DEAR MARIANNE,
    I LOVE YOU…WHAT A WONDERFUL, FUNNY TEACHER YOU ARE…I SEEM TO BE A SMART GIRL…LOL..BUT WHEN IT COMES TO TUTORIALS….IT SHOOTS RIGHT OVER MY HEAD AND SOMEWHERE OFF TO SOME DISTANT ART PLANET WHERE THEY GET FULL BENEFIT OF THE TUTORIAL AND I GO ON BLOGGING…blogging…bllllllllllloooooooooogggging….trying to make something. THIS BELIEVE IT OR NOT….YEAH FOR ME AND YOU AS THE TEACHER…….I GET IT…YIPPEE SKIPPY….I CURTSY TO YOU
    I AM GOING TO SIGN UP AS A FOLLOWER BECAUSE I WANT TO…..I ENJOY YOU AS A TEACHER AND I COULD SEE MYSELF DIPPING MY 3 CATS AND HANGING THEM FROM YOUR DRYING CONTRAPTION…..NO..JUST KIDDIN'..MY ANIMALS ARE LIKE MY CHILDREN.
    THE WHITE ONE YOU MADE IS SO VERY BEAUTIFUL BUT I REALLY LIKE THE ONE WITH COLOR…EACH UNIQUE IN ITS' OWN WAY.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

  101. Louisville Mom says:

    I found your blog via oneprettything. I love these flowers and will certainly give it a try. I like both of the boxes, but the colored one is my favorite. I will definitely be reviewing your older blog entries for more great inspiration.

  102. Alyssabeth's says:

    so…. beautiful and serene

    Elizabeth Bailey
    alyssabeth1@gmail.com

  103. What a fun technique…and they turn out so pretty! Thanks for sharing…I will certainly give these a try!
    Glad to find your fun blog and will certainly follow!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings…

    Stop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…!!! You'll be glad you did!

  104. Flybabymom says:

    Ah–how does one pick from such beauty!!! But I think the colored one rises to the top by a very small margin, in my view. They're both just gorgeous. What a great idea–I'd love to try it. I'd love even more to receive one of these beauties!

  105. Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ says:

    Hi, I can't wait to see the rest of your blog, it looks very interesting. This is my first time here and I just know I'm going to love it.. you are so funny about having this being so addicting that you better hide the dog unless being tempted to dip the dog… I think these look fabulous and what a super great idea. I use to have quite a bit of greenery and instead of giving it away I would spray paint them with whatever color I may want as decorations for functions, parties that sort of thing, but this is just another step making things even more appealing. I would love to win the white box, so please put me in for the drawing.

    I'm so am so glad I found you out-

    Have a Wonderful Day*

  106. These are beautiful and I can't wait to try my hand at them! I'm going through a white craze so…..I'm going to have to go with the white. :)

  107. so pretty! I like the white the best!

  108. As I mentioned earlier, I just did a post on your Plaster Roses. Thanks again for the idea.

    http://cinnamonpink.typepad.com/cinnamon_pink/2010/02/plaster-roses-tutorial-from-the-songbird-blog.html

  109. It's nice of you not to require allegiance, but I can't help it, I love your blog.

    As for the roses…I think I like the white best, but depending on my mood and the day, I might like the red. They're both gorgeous!

  110. molly susan strong says:

    On my way to purchase…Love this look

  111. Rod and Sara says:

    Well, that is one of the neatest ideas I have seen in a long time. I'll be plastering up everything in just a jiffy!

  112. What a neat tutorial–love the colored one. I hope to give this a try soon.

  113. Kim @ Everything Etsy says:

    What a beautiful idea! I love the one with a little color, but the white is stunning.

    Awesome post! :)

    ~Kim

  114. Kim @ Everything Etsy says:

    What a beautiful idea! I love the one with a little color, but the white is stunning.

    Awesome post! :)

    ~Kim

  115. Ik ben nummer 108 ;-) Bedankt voor de tutorial. Ik vroeg me af hoe je het gedaan had. Groetjes, Marianne.

  116. Ik ben nummer 108 ;-) Bedankt voor de tutorial. Ik vroeg me af hoe je het gedaan had. Groetjes, Marianne.

  117. Love this. Can't wait to try it. I love the white box best. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  118. Love this. Can't wait to try it. I love the white box best. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  119. i d prefer the white one!excellent job!sofia from greece.
    bellivas@yahoo.gr

  120. CuteStuffInside says:

    Lovely – the white one is my favorite, but it is hard to choose!

    S.W.A.K.

  121. I just popped over from One Pretty Thing to find out how to make these. I thought they might be cute favours for a wedding.
    I love the white one. I'm going to have to give this a try.

  122. Dear Sweet Girl! just grand! We have a friend who did a whole vine in plaster with flowers leaves etc. over their door leading into their art room, was spectacular. Now here you go and make something so delicate and sweet! Can,t you see cherubs and flowers and well the list is endless-plastered in the corner of the ceilling in a very romantic dining room? Mary Anne-thanks thanks thanks

  123. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie says:

    I've been so busy this week that I almost missed your giveaway! Such a cool project!! The likelihood of me making them is about .00001%, so I hope I win one created by you! :) I adore both boxes!

  124. Thank you for sharing how to do this. My mind is already thinking about what I can dip.
    My favorite one is the white one.
    okoraf at netscape dot net

  125. The boxes are just beautiful. I especially like the white one.

  126. inspired! o boy o boy… which one… ahhhh!! the… the.. white!

  127. What a wonderful idea!!!! LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing.Charlene

  128. fantastic box and lovely blog. i like the colored one.
    greetings from poland

  129. White! But I'm not opposed to the glittered-up one either cause there's no such thing as too much sparkle. I cannot wait to try this, thank you!

  130. Wow! I'm not sure which I love better. I love how clean and delicate the white box looks, but then I love the contrast of the blue (and oh! To imagine the contrast of what and hot pink or lime green!). This is something I have to be sure to try!

  131. Wow! I'm not sure which I love better. I love how clean and delicate the white box looks, but then I love the contrast of the blue (and oh! To imagine the contrast of what and hot pink or lime green!). This is something I have to be sure to try!

  132. gina_farley says:

    Thank you so much for your creativity. I recently discovered your blog and am completely smitten. Now I check in on you each day. Your boxes are so beautiful and I am excited to try the dipping method.

    Thank you!

  133. Those boxes are beautiful! I love the white one.

    I just found your blog from The Inspired Room. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    Good luck with your blog!

  134. BailiwickStudio says:

    What a clever idea – I will definitely try my hand at plaster dipping. I love the little white box the best, but I'm always partial to white! ::Jill

  135. Christina H says:

    We have so much plaster and havent been able to find a new use for it in months. Thank You so much! Oh and I love the white one… if I win.

  136. Do you mind if I use your photo with a link back to your tutorial? Please email me if photo repost is not OK with you.

    I love these roses and like the white box the best. Your blog and photographs are so lovely.

  137. The flowers are gorgeous! I can't wait to try this…

    The white box is my favorite. It's so vintage looking.

    –Dawn
    dawncathlene@titancia.net
    titancia.blogspot.com

  138. The flowers are gorgeous! I can't wait to try this…

    The white box is my favorite. It's so vintage looking.

    –Dawn
    dawncathlene@titancia.net
    titancia.blogspot.com

  139. Oeps… op de valreep! Mag ik nog meedoen??? Had ik verd… bijna deze super give away gemist. Ik vind de doosjes echt helemaal te gek! Dus throw me in the hat voor de witte!!!!!! Bedankt voor de uitleg, zal vast nog eens van pas komen! Fijn weekend!

  140. windycindy says:

    Greetings! What talent you have.
    There is nothing like handmade!
    Both of your boxes are lovely.
    My sister and her husband have
    their 45th wedding anniversary
    this year and the colors box
    would be a lovely gift for themYou have a delightful blot…..
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  141. Cottage Creature says:

    Hi Marianne,
    these plaster flowers are so lovely, they look like porcelain! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this, I can't wait to try this out. I discovered you blog a few weeks ago and have been lurking around every once in a while. Just wanted to stop by, say hi and tell you what a lovely blog you have…
    Siggie

  142. Aurorae says:

    Wow.. absolutely lovely.. and how crafty you are.. Having just watched the Olympics etc for the past 2wks.. Going through withdrawals.. Might have a new hobby now.. LOL
    Take care.. & all the best in your future adventures/blogs etc..

  143. Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio says:

    Yikes, what a great tutorial!
    I can't wait to do it!!!!

  144. The finished results look so much more difficult than the real process. Wonderful!!!

  145. I am so glad I found your site! I had wanted to dip my crochet pieces in resin but now I'm going to use plaster! Your work is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing from your heart. I wish you a wonderful life.

  146. Hi pretty Songbird, just found your blog and I love, love, love it. Am now a follower and just came back from the local hardware store with my wall patch stuff and can't wait to start dipping. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing with all of us. A country gal in Iowa Hugs Theory

  147. Cinnamon Rose Cottage says:

    Hello,
    Thank you so much for sharing these and for the tutorial… they are absolutely stunning! I can remember years ago doing this with glue and then painting them but this seems so much easier and I love white also. I can't wait to try it!! I shared a link on my blog
    http://cinnamonrosecottage.blogspot.com/2010/05/plaster-doileys-and-roses-sharing-link.html
    Thank you again,
    Love,
    Beverly

  148. Cherished Treasures says:

    I tried this w/plaster of paris and made a mess! The flowers turned out looking like globs and fell apart when I touched them. I obviously messed up on this project. HELP! I think I dipped them too much? What type of plaster do you use? Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Your flowers are beautiful!

  149. Querida obrigada pela dica! Estarei fazendo a sua tecnica, achei maravilhosa. Parabéns! O seu blog é muito bem elaborado. Estarei te seguindo. Tenha uma boa noite. Beijinho.

  150. Twyla Gariepy says:

    Hi. I don't know if you keep track of your comments on old stuff, but I have a question for you. I think this is a cool process. My mom gets plaster of paris powder to make xmas ornaments occasionally for her craft fairs. Do you have any pics of your dipped pinecones? I am so wanting to go more and more natural (trust me, you should see my headboard on the bed) and less plasticky in my decor (ok I am am one of those anti-plastic fanatics) and would just like to see how it turned out before I go beg some p of p from my momma.

  151. Fish Tail Cottage says:

    I just found your blog & searching through your posts….i just love these plaster roses! cute idea! xoox

  152. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys says:

    You're genius!

  153. what a great idea! never thought to just dip flowers in plaster!

  154. VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES says:

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH & MY HAVE TO GIVE IT A TRY. I LOVE YOUR BLOG.cOME FOR A VISIT & THINK YOU WILL LIKE MY NEW POST. XO lAURA

  155. Ray Gonçalves Mélo says:

    oi Marianne, querida eu achei linda as rosas com gesso.
    Vou fazer aqui no Rio de Janeiro.
    Parabéns.
    Ray

  156. Denise Gabriel says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am an art teacher and one of my students asked if we could do this. I said I would look it up on the internet and see what I could find. This is a treasure. I prefer the white. This was a great idea to ask the public, so when you go to shows you can decide what to make the most of. I also think the colored one would look good on the white box or pink on white, etc. Glad I found this.

  157. Can I just say ADORABLE? Stumbled across your tutorial for plaster flowers this morning and its made my day, week, year! I actually have 2 bunches of silk roses (green and red) left over from our Carol singers Top Hat creations of last Christmas. These little beauties have been waiting patiently in a recycled berry box down in my art studio for something fun, creative and beautiful, and you’ve just provided the inspiration! Thank You!

    Love the blog, love your ability to inspire without ever sounding preachy or pompous! I ADORE THAT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE!! You are a lovely teacher by the way…keep the lessons coming!

    Your Adoring Student….L.T.Schulte

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