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How to Make a Paper Rose

how to make a paper rose

Who doesn’t love handmade for Valentines Day or Mothers Day? So today I’m sharing with you how to make a Paper Rose. A simple Paper Rose can be attached on to a gift or even onto a card to add a personal touch that will last forever! But once you’ve read how easy this is, you’ll be making bunches. This technique is quite simple with no need for individually cut petals.

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Equipment:

  • Sharp Scissors
  • PVA Glue
  • Skewers (for applying the glue and curling the petals)
  • Foam block (or something similar)

Materials:

Here’s how to make a Paper Rose:

Cut out three strips of tissue paper 20inches in length, widths of 2.5inches, 3inches and 3.5 inches.

how to make paper roses

Start with the smallest width strip (2.5inches) simply roll it up.

Draw on a half petal shape leaving half an inch at one side as shown in the photo.

Repeat these steps with the 3inch and 3.5inch strips but roll the paper slightly looser each time and Increase the size of the half petals too.

how to make paper roses

Use sharp Scissors to cut the shapes out. (if your scissors are sharp enough, you should be able to cut 2-3 layers out together).

Carefully unroll your petals.

how to make paper roses

Apply glue to the end of a skewer, then glue on the smaller strip of petals by carefully wrapping it around. When you get to the end, glue it down.

Repeat these steps with the remaining two rows of petals.

You may need to wrap more tightly or loosely to space the petals out better.

how to make paper roses

Rose after the first row of petals (2.5inches).

how to make paper roses

Rose after the second row of petals (3inch).

how to make paper roses

Rose after the third row of petals (3.5inches).

how to make paper roses

Wrap thread around the stem under the petals.

If any stray petals hang down, add a dot of glue to secure them up.

how to make paper roses

Use a skewer to curl the rose petals by using your fingers to hold the skewer under the edge of the petal then firmly wrap the petal around the skewer and hold for a few seconds.

how to make paper roses

Cut a square of the green card about 3inches x 3inches.

Fold the square diagonally then over again twice creasing as you go.

The picture below shows what the square should look like when opened out.

how to make paper roses

Cut a section out as shown down below. Make sure you cut your shape out of the main folded side.

how to make paper roses

Open the cut out to reveal the leaves, then slide it over the skewer. Attach to the underside of the flower using glue.

how to make paper roses

Finally, wrap the stem in florists tape.

how to make paper roses

At this time of year, I like to brighten up my window displays with green and white coloured plants and pots, so my paper roses will fit in well!

I’m off to make a whole load more for my kitchen window ledge!

Bye for now, ~minnie~

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