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How to Make Paper Roses

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Creating gorgeous paper roses is easy and fun. I enjoy using old book pages paper for a vintage-inspired DIY rose. However, the paper choices are endless; therefore, you can make them with your favorite paper.

Hand holding a Paper rose bouquet made with book pages

Paper Roses

I have been on a roll creating with book pages; you can see how I made a paper heart in this earlier post.

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Paper Rose Step by Step Tutorial 

These roses are so pretty that you can use them to make floral arrangements and bouquets. 

Paper Roses Supplies

  • Paper (craft paper, colored paper, book pages, wrapping paper, etc.)
  • Floral wire stems (not regular floral wire)
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Floral tape
  • Painter’s tape
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Silicone mat
  • Rose Pattern (print it out HERE)
  • Pencil 
  • Mod Podge (optional) 
  • Diamond dust (optional) 
  • Paintbrush (optional)

**I recommend that you watch the how-to video about making paper roses.🌹

Rose Template

First step: Print out the free template, then cut out the pattern pieces using scissors. 

Next, trace the pattern pieces on your paper (I used old book pages), then cut around your traced markings. 

Cut out six of each size of the petals and two of the leaves for each rose.

Rose Stem

I used a heavy floral wire stem (not regular floral wire)  to create a rose stem that I curled over one end with needle-nose pliers.  

a piece of green floral wire with a small loop at one end on a craft mat

Floral wire loop

Forming the Center of the Rose

To form the center of the rose, I roll one of the small petals tightly. Then unroll the petal and attach the rolled-over end of the wire to the center of the petal with hot glue. Next, I cut a small piece of painter’s tape and tape the bottom of the center petal to the wire.

Gluing the floral wire loop to the rolled book page center petal

Center petal wire

Then I use floral tape to cover the painter’s tape and the wire. 

Taping the center petal onto the floral wire and then covering the floral wire with floral tape

Tape Paper Rose and stem

Form The Rose 

Add the rest of the small petals to the center of the rose. 

Attaching the small book page petals using hot glue

Hot glue rose petals.

Next, add the next size larger petals to the tiny petals. 

Adding the medium sized flower petals. Flower petals and flower on a craft mat

Mid-sized petals


Repeat the process with the largest petals until you have a flower shape.

Adding paper leaves to the finished flower

Rose leaves

Note: I added a little Mod Podge along the rose edges with a paintbrush, then sprinkled a little diamond dust over the wet Mod Podge. This step is optional.


Fold the leaves in half, then cut the outer edges. 

Use hot-glue to attach leaves to the rose.

Gluing on the paper leaves to the finished flower on a craft mat

Paper leaves

You can use these gorgeous paper roses for arrangements (see how to arrange roses in this earlier post).

Arranging Paper Roses

Paper roses make gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets. You can silk flowers and Spanish moss for more depth to your arrangement. 

You can watch the how-to arrange silk and paper roses in this how-to video

Silk and paper rose flower arrangement in a painted flower pot on a wood slice

Silk and DIY paper roses arrangement.

For every season, I change the bows on my lanterns, and for Valentine’s day this year, I am adding paper roses to my bows.

You can see how I made these gorgeous spring bows with paper flowers in this how-to video.

Lanterns with multi ribbon bow and paper roses

Lanterns with bows

Want More Crafting Inspiration?

Please join me (HERE) as we craft up some fun. You can look forward to receiving new inspiration every week. As well as special online crafting events seasonal and holiday crafting too. 


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Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Oh my goodness, Kippi! I love this project! I had tried to make paper flowers and they didn't come out well. I can't wait to give your tutorial a try! Thank you for sharing. Pinned!

Jayne via Chalking Up Success

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

What a cute idea to make paper roses out of book pages! Great craft tutorial too!


Tuesday 15th of February 2022

How clever! Such a sweet gift for a bibliophile or anyone really!


Monday 14th of February 2022

These are amazing and so creative! Gorgeous!


Monday 14th of February 2022


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