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.
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)
- Mod Podge (optional)
- Diamond dust (optional)
- Paintbrush (optional)
**I recommend that you watch the how-to video about making paper roses.🌹
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.
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.
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.
Then I use floral tape to cover the painter’s tape and the wire.
Form The Rose
Add the rest of the small petals to the center of the rose.
Next, add the next size larger petals to the tiny petals.
Repeat the process with the largest petals until you have a flower shape.
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.
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.
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.
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