These are the Items that you will need.
*Something to make your crutch out of
* I use Water coloring paper for my longer crutches, but you can use any thin card stock.
The Rose joint starts with a Tulip joint at its base. So we will start by making a tulip.
Start by making a Tulip cone
Fill it up with your mix and twist the extra paper together so that you have a tulip bulb like this one pictured.
Now that you have this down we can start making the petals of the rose.
I start by folding the bottom right hand corner of my paper towards my glue strip, like pictured. I make sure that when I make this fold that I leave the glue strip uncovered.
The next step is to fold the gluestrip over, creating a folded triangle. Seal the glue to the paper.
I cut the tip off of the triangle to for a trapezoid. You can see that there are several layers to each petal after cutting them which gives the Rose more dimension
When I add the first petal I am careful to only attach it to itself and not to the Tulip bulb. This makes smoking the tulip but saving the flower easier. If you can’t get this down you can always remove the petals one by one before smoking or just light the whole thing up as is, the choice is yours. I choose to go with this design so that whomever is smoking this has the option to save the flower as a memento.
Only 3 petals in and you can see the flower taking shape.
This is how I secure each petal. I have a small section of glue strip left on the side of the paper that I use as a starting securing point. I then secure the other side with an additional glue strip. Depending on the papers you use you might need to cut away a small portion of the extra paper on the bottom of the petal.
Once I get a good base I begin to bend the tips of each petal before adding them on. I start with a slight crease and work my way to a larger area after every three petals.
The rose will start to grow in size and eventually you will want to make your petals bigger to make your job easier and to make a more realistic looking rose.
I start out the same way I would when making a tulip. I combine two papers and then fold the paper from the bottom right hand corner towards the glue strip in a way that does not cover the glue strip.
I then fold it again to make a triangle. It’s sealed up just like the petals before it.
This is what I made from those two example petals. You can cover the outside of the rose in as many petals as you feel is needed. I use 3-6 of these petals to finish my rose
I insert the crutch and seal it up using some gluestrips. You want your stem to be thin but sturdy, a chunky crutch looks odd on these roses.
Here is a side view of the finished rose.
And here is a picture from the top. This rose was made using only 3 of the larger petals. If you would like to see one of these joints burning please check out my instagram, TonyGreenHand.
To smoke this I would hold the tulip skin at its connection point with the crutch and, with the other hand, I would delicately grab the collection of petals and remove them. They should come off easily revealing a tulip beneath ready to smoke.
I hope that this tutorial helps you put a smile on someones face.
Thank you for looking.