How to Make a Rose Out of Bendy String

by J. Johnson
Pipe cleaners are a versatile craft item.

Pipe cleaners are a versatile craft item.

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A length of bendy string is also referred to as a pipe cleaner. These fuzzy wires can be bought in almost any craft store, and they can be twisted into many different shapes. For example, you can twist together a dozen or so lengths of bendy string to create a beautiful rose bouquet. This is a unique gift to give to someone you love or a fun craft project to complete with the kids.

Items you will need

  • Pipe cleaners in various colors
Step 1

Choose the color rose you want to make. Common rose colors include red, pink, white and yellow. You will also need green pipe cleaners for the stem.

Step 2

Bundle six of the colored pipe cleaners together, lining up each edge. Bend them slightly at the midpoint.

Step 3

Wrap the end of a green pipe cleaner around the midpoint one time. Then, twist the six colored pieces together once at the midpoint, where the green pipe cleaner is attached. Separate the colored pieces on either side of the midpoint, so that they are slightly flared.

Step 4

Curl each piece of colored pipe cleaner. Start at the end farthest from the midpoint and make a tight coil. Continue coiling until you reach the stem. Complete this same process for each piece.

Step 5

Fold the green pipe cleaner in half and wind the edge around the top, just under the rose. This makes a thicker stem and completes the project.

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