The Enchanted Rose
Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's masterpieces, this is my version of the Enchanted Rose as depicted in the animated feature-length movie.
I decided to make the Enchanted Rose as it was my girlfriend's birthday at the end of 2016, and since Beauty and the Beast is my girlfriend's all-time favourite Disney movie, I was sure it would make the perfect homemade birthday gift. With the live action movie version also being released in 2017, there would never be a better time to re-create the Enchanted Rose.
History of the Beauty and the Beast Fairy-tale
Originally a traditional fairy-tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740. This lengthy version was abridged and rewritten by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 to produce the version most commonly retold today. To find out more information you can check out the Beauty and the Beast Wikipedia.
The Disney Movie
Released in 1991 it was Disney's 30th animated feature film. It was a box office success and became the first Disney movie to be adapted into a Broadway musical. In 2002, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
In 2014, it was announced that a live-action remake was in the works, and was scheduled for release on March 17, 2017. For more information on the movie see Wikipedia.
About the Enchanted Rose
A mystical flower offered to a prince by an old beggar woman, in return for shelter from the cold. Turned away by the prince and seeing that there was no love in his heart, she cast a spell on him that transformed him into a beast. She left the rose, promising him that it would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love before the last petal fell the spell would be broken, if not he will be doomed to remain a beast forever. Find out more about the Enchanted Rose on the Disney Wikia.
Enchanted Rose Appearance
The Enchanted Rose has been re-created numerous times in a number of ways, and there is much debate about its appearance. Some say the rose has to be pink, others prefer it red. Some people opt for a straight bell jar where as others prefer a shaped jar that countours. You may have noticed that Disney themselves have varied the appearance of both the rose and the bell jar in the animated and live-action versions. I figure there is a fair bit of creative freedom when re-creating it.
Step-by-step instructions to re-create this project are available on my Instructables.