Author: Brad  |  Category: Boardman Views, Education, Family, Humor

Okay.  For those of you budget-conscious guys who are looking for a deal on Valentine’s Day roses, get ready to get busy.

There are, of course, no guarantees, but I’d be willing to bet that were you to present a dozen of these handmade (by you!) gems to your sweetheart, it would go a long way toward making up for whatever’s wrong with you in her eyes.

Additionally, along about the 5th or 8th or 10th rose, you’ll probably be getting good enough at folding paper that you could see yourself setting up a little cottage industry folding roses for your buddies and charging them big bucks.

Whether you’re romantically or entrepreneurially inclined or not, take a quick look at this demonstration on how to turn a piece of paper into a rose.  I thought it was pretty intriguing…

…until I tried it, that is.

On second thought, there’s probably not that much wrong with you in her eyes anyway.  Just blow the budget and go buy her some roses…or whatever she likes…unless you’re really inspired to start folding roses, in which case you should Google “how to fold an origami rose” and take your pick.  But whatever you decide, take action now!

Happy Valentine’s Day.

You’re in Boardman Country!

Make yourself at home,


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25 Responses to “Rose-Folding”

  1. Lori Says:

    Brad, you are so funny! I am sure that Carrie thinks you are quite perfect, but go get her some roses anyways!

  2. Brad Says:

    Thanks Lori! I guess I’ll have to check with her on that…the “quite perfect” thing, that is. As for the roses, I would certainly be first in line to get some for her, but I’ll have to see if I have two red pennies for that after I get done having the new furnace installed today!

  3. Barbara Says:

    Good idea, but I don’t know too many men patient enough to do this! Then, of course there is NO, smell. So, I think you better get the real thing!
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..Relax With Barbara On Wednesday 62 =-.

  4. Brad Says:

    Yes, Barbara, but they LAST forever! 🙂

  5. Megan Says:

    I think I’m going to go with ‘or not’. LOL More power to the man that wants to actually attempt that feat.

  6. Brad Says:

    Hey Meg!

    Maybe I’ll work on it for NEXT year. 🙂

  7. Stephanie Says:

    I am in LOVE with your header picture….just saying! 🙂
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..I had a dream =-.

  8. Brad Says:

    Thanks Stephanie. So am I. It really was the one that caught my fancy when I first started. I think it fits pretty well with my blog name and range of topics too.

  9. Diane Scott Says:

    While I’ve always been drawn to this art, and I think fresh cut flowers are beautiful (but they die), I think sticking to a nice potted plant might be the best solution LOL!
    .-= Diane Scott´s last blog ..How Important Is The Right Monitor? =-.

  10. Brad Says:

    Yes, Diane, I agree. Another good solution! Thanks, as always for coming by!

  11. Linda Says:

    Hmmmm… not sure I have time to make 12 of these little babies muchless one! They may last longer even if you add the smell but where are the STEMS?

    Oh, they must sit in a bowl! 😀
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Global Warming Is Dish Also Served Cold =-.

  12. Brad Says:

    Hi Linda.

    Believe me, they take long enough even without the smell or stems.

  13. A. @ A Changing Life Says:

    I feel sure it’s the thought that counts so whatever you choose (chose) to give, will be happily received. 🙂

  14. Brad Says:

    Hello A.!

    I’m certain you’re correct about the thought being what counts. But if I could just make a rose out of a piece of paper, how impressive would that be?

  15. Charm@ Turning Winds Says:

    Seem somewhat complicated. I think it takes me hours to finish one origami rose but it is lovely to look at.

    Yes that is true a simple note saying “Happy Valentines” will do and added to it the “I love you” word. Wow! how precious it is to me. A simple gift for a simple girl like me. 🙂

  16. Brad Says:

    Thanks, Charm, for the comment! 🙂

  17. Karen Says:

    I would be impressed that my husband took the time to make one! I’ll settle for his fine cooking.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Change and Never Change =-.

  18. Barbara Says:

    Well, I guess you got me on the SMELL, thing, LOL!! I’m sure you got just the perfect thing. Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day. With a new furnace, at least, it must have been warm and cozy!
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..A Garbage Warrior -To A Green Living Hero! =-.

  19. corrin Says:

    That certainly would have kept my husband out of the doghouse.

  20. ConnieFoggles Says:

    I’d love if my husband made just one. It’s the simple things, or should I say the difficult things, that matter 🙂
    .-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..Prilosec OTC Sponsors Everything You Do Without Heartburn =-.

  21. psyche Says:

    Origami always looks simple for a few steps then they do some little motion I just can’t replicate and look, suddenly it’s a dragonfly.
    .-= psyche´s last blog .. =-.

  22. bath remodeling Says:

    it’s an amazing video brad.. hahahahaha… but the truth is if i give my girlfriend a paper rose in spite of a real rose, she will surely kill me… 🙁 so tough i appreciate your idea about the paper rose, i can’t use it.. 🙁

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  23. Barbara Says:

    So, are you still working on making these roses? Maybe easier said than done! LOL!! 🙂
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..Relax With Barbara On Wednesday 63 =-.

  24. psyche Says:

    I have to agree, real ones are better anyway.
    .-= psyche´s last blog .. =-.

  25. psyche Says:

    p.s. where are you Brad? No new posts? 🙂
    .-= psyche´s last blog .. =-.