Who doesn't love roses?  Following the directions in this instructable, you can make one, three or a dozen roses. I made one rose out of kraft paper from a recycled/reused grocery bag, so the craft is very frugal in it's demands.

Step 1: Gather Supplies and Tools

Supplies and tools for this craft is very minimal. You need paper, scissors, glue, a pen or marker for drawing lines, a few clamps can be helpful, and that's about it.  The paper choices are unlimited, but I have used: watercolor paper, cardstock, regular and colored bond paper, kraft paper from grocery bags, etc.  I don't recommend tissue paper as I have not used it and believe it is in a class of it's own.
<p>maybe provide a template?</p>
<p>HOW BEAUTIFUL. HOW Did you do the multicolored butterfly one?</p>
<p>Thanks, not sure what you are referring to? Butterflies are just made from colored paper, may or may not touch up with acrylic paint, depending on use. templates can be found on line, although free handing always works!</p>
<p>Awesome, I'm going to make one for my friend</p>
So cute I am going to attempt to make these for my mom for Valentine's Day~!!
<p>Good luck with your roses, anapet01! They are fun to make and so easy, your mom will love them!</p>
<p>Hey, making these lovely paper Roses instead of buying <br>Flowers for Valentine's Day is great option. It will share the emotion too with <br>our loved ones. Thanks for sharing such an excellent idea! </p>
<p>excellent work i want step by step instruction of the yellow flower</p>
<p>These are beautiful, I think they would make a lovely wedding bouquet, I'm thinking of experimenting with different fabrics and add in details like buttons and ribbon petals</p>
<p>I enjoy doing craft works but this very simple and easy to do....</p>
I love this going to try and make some for friends birthday <br>Liz
Aw! these are so lovely! Am gona try making these too! I usually make rolled paper roses. They come out pretty decent. am gona try these too! <br>-Jayasri <br>http://letscreatecrafts.com/magazine/ <br>
This was amazing, the smile that is on my face is much bigger than this : ) and the rose i just made using your very clear steps looks wonderfully close to a real one! I am very thankful to you : )
I tried using vintage sheet music and pages in German from torn up books that I got at a 10 cent library sale! it looks so cool! thanks for the technique!
Love that idea. I did something similar years ago. :)
You are welcome, any chanch of seeing them? You can load photos right to this spot, you know.
These are quite lovely. Different papers would be fun to experiment. I really like the idea of old sheet music. :)
This looks absolutely stunning! I am going to make a bunch of these for my mum on Mothers' Day. :)
your thought is awesome baby..........
Thanks...she will enjoy them!
This piece, I mean. Not this step. :)<br>
great idea! they look so realistic and i thought by the thumbnail they were real! i guess it takes practice, i just did my first and it looks like sh*t lol
Practice, practice, practice. thanks for you comments, and it took me quite a long time to be able to make them as well as I did for this piece. Keep at it, and you will get it. Cman
that is absolutely beautiful. i just can't do it :( i'm not able to, i can't to it with those 3 pieces it doesn't turn out the same, but i really really R3ALLV wish it did. sigh. for step 5, you just glue them together? no base or anything. cuz in the pic, some of them look like you glue them to a base of some sory
I envy you for your creativity.. loved it 5 stars! =)<br />
i love these flowers, and i love the additional idea to glue fabric on top of the paper for even more realistic flowers!<br /> <br /> but can you show exactly how you made the stems, and especially how you conjoined the blossom to the stem?<br />
For Stem pictures see:<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Daisies/step6/Glue-Flower-To-Prepared-Stem/" rel="nofollow">www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Daisies/step6/Glue-Flower-To-Prepared-Stem/</a>, step 6.<br />
Thank you! Cman<br />
Stopping by to leave you a Vote CMan
thanks, sc...Cman<br />
wow! very realistic, i saw the thumbnail and thought they were real!&nbsp; Keep up the good work!<br /> J<br />
Nice 'ible. Beautiful, creative, inexpensive. I also give it 5 stars.<br />
Thanks Lee. Cman<br />
Very nice!<br /> <br /> <small>(Maybe, for the beginners out there, you could add a JPG or PDF of all the shapes needed to make a single rose?&nbsp; Readers could print, cut, and follow your instructions.)</small><br />
What's the process for converting a drawing to pdf?&nbsp; Thanks, Cman<br />
I put the images into a word-processor document, then there is a <em>save as PDF</em> option.<br /> <br /> If you are using Word, I think there's a bit of software you can download to add the option to the save menu.<br /> <br /> <br />
also -<br /> <br /> http://media-convert.com<br /> <br /> might be easier - nothing to install<br /> <br />
I&nbsp;second that! &nbsp;I love this project, but have no idea the shapes.&nbsp; A PDF of the shapes would make it possible for me.<br />
Thanks Kman! Cman<br />
These are just delightful CMan, you did an excellent job, great tutorial too!
Thank you so much, Sew Crafty! Cman<br />
Beautiful and surprisingly lifelike! I'll be making a huge bouquet of these for my mother for a New Years present. Thanks for sharing!<br />
Thanks for your comments, and you are welcome! Cman<br />
FYI: It's spelled &quot;petals&quot; not &quot;pedals&quot;........<br />
Thanks for the correction. Cman<br />
Stunning my friend!<br />
Thank you. Cman<br />
Cman, they are simply beautiful! Makes me want to make hundreds. Thanks for posting.<br />
Glad you like them. And you are welcome. Cman<br />

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