Step 1: Materials
> Silk Roses (However many are needed. I picked up 4, but I could have used more with one soccer ball. I got mine from Ben Franklin, but Michael's also carries them)
> Soccer ball (Or whatever you want to use. Volleyball, baseball, basketball, football, etc.)
> Hot glue gun and sticks
> Scissors or x acto knife
> Super Glue
Flowers were $1.99 each, and I picked up a youth sized soccer ball from Target for $9.93. My total came to $18.45 for just the flowers and ball. I already had the other materials.
Step 2: Disassemble Flower
Next, you're going to want to separate the petals from the stem. This part is held on by glue around the base. Tilting and pulling the petals in each direction worked for me. Once the glue is separated, you can just pull the rest straight off the stem.
Then, you're going to want to pull off the 3 outer petals. This is slightly more difficult, as you don't want to damage the foam center or the inner petals. The glue is fairly easy to pull off of this part too, but all the fabric is connected. You're going to want to cut the outer petals apart from the inner petals, which is connected at the base. Don't worry, the inner petals are glued to the foam so they will not fall off.
Step 3: Cutting the Ball
NOTE: Make sure you remember the hole in the middle!
Step 4: Clean Up the Petals
Step 5: Attach the Petals
First, put your petals on the stem by putting the stem through the hole in the middle. No glue is needed.
Next, put a dot of hot glue on the RIGHT side of the petal. Then, stretch it UP so the top is touching the top of the inner petals and attach the RIGHT side on the inner petals. Do NOT glue the left side yet.
Repeat for each of the 3 petals.
Next, super glue the left side to the other petals. This should be the OUTSIDE. The petals should be attached, but have a small amount of space that is still free. In the space that the petals overlap, I put a dot in the middle. That worked well for me.
NOTE: Make sure you purchase super glue that is designed for rubber. Follow directions on package
Step 6: Glue the Crown
Step 7: FINISHED!
If you have extra parts from the ball used, you can cut parts from that and wrap a bouquet in the scraps from the ball. This will make it even more special and you will have less waste!