Do you hate it when you just give out stuffed animals and boxes of chocolates on Valentine's Day? Are you afraid these gifts will make you look bad? Do you want something that will wow He/She? The solution to all these problems is to make a hand embroidered rose. This rose may also give the extra chance needed to have your Valentine impressed and thus say yes when you ask she/he out on Valentines Day.
Step 1: Materials
The Materials for this Rose are cheap and easily found at most craft stores:
Red and Green Embroidery Floss (about $5-$10 dollars if you buy a set of floss) Found at craft stores
Small to Medium Sized Embroidery Hoop (price depends on the quality of hoop you want to buy and the sizes you want) (medium sized wood hoops cost about $5)
Step 2: Finding the Rose Image
To find the rose image you want and one that is simple go on to Google images. Type in clipart rose and find one that you think is best but make sure that the image is simple. If the image is simple its much easier to put onto your fabric and to do the embroidery. If the image you choose is to small, copy the image and paste it onto Microsoft Word and enlarge it but don't make it to big or it'll take a long time to make and to trace on to your fabric.
Step 3: Tracing the Rose on to Your Fabric
To trace your rose on to the fabric get your computer screen as bright as you can get it. Get out a pencil and start tracing, color light though because dark pencil marking will look bad on your rose and is nearly impossible to remove. Any light pencil markings can be erased but any dark pencil markings will if erased look even worse. DO NOT TRACE HEAVILY!