Sunday, 3 November 2013
Around the other side of the flower stand were bunches of 10 red roses for £3 each. *Lightbulb moment* Two bunches found their way into my basket and I set to creating my own glitter tips at home.
The only thing I needed was simple - glitter nail polish. The roses in the store had red glitter, but I fancied using silver, a kind of rain drop/frost bitten effect, and this Models Own one worked perfectly.
I prepared the roses by cutting off the thorns and trimming down the stems, and then randomly painted the edges of the petals with the polish and set to dry.
I arranged them in a round vase (from Asda, £4) in a spiral, but they keep splaying out to the edges! Regardless of that, I think they look so perfect on my bedside table. It feels like the first hint of Christmas has entered our home.
Will you be trying this technique? White roses with gold glitter would look amazing!