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How To Make Paper Roses

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Step 1: Gather Supplies and Tools

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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.

Step 2: Draw Various Parts on Paper

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After doing this for awhile, you will be able to simply cut without drawing. Shown are some designs you can use to begin with. As you can see, each individual shape is quite simple. Draw if necessary by following the picture shown.  Try to maintain size relationships.

Step 8: Add Leaves

I add two or three leaves to the bottom of the rose.  The leaves are cut out and the edges are serrated by making cuts along the edges of the leaf.

Step 9: Arrange Rose, or Roses as Desired

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Several arrangements are shown. Possibilities are limitless, of course, and it depends on your time and needs.  Have fun.
nana-buster2 months ago
I love this going to try and make some for friends birthday
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!
-Jayasri
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sunfuzzy1 year ago
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. :)
Creativeman (author)  puppycorpses3333 years ago
You are welcome, any chanch of seeing them? You can load photos right to this spot, you know.
sjskukana1 year ago
These are quite lovely. Different papers would be fun to experiment. I really like the idea of old sheet music. :)
Devy972 years ago
This looks absolutely stunning! I am going to make a bunch of these for my mum on Mothers' Day. :)
glowria Devy971 year ago
your thought is awesome baby..........
Creativeman (author)  Devy972 years ago
Thanks...she will enjoy them!
Devy97 Devy972 years ago
This piece, I mean. Not this step. :)
kirbygirl463 years ago
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
Creativeman (author)  kirbygirl463 years ago
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
kirbygirl463 years ago
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! =)
i love these flowers, and i love the additional idea to glue fabric on top of the paper for even more realistic flowers!

but can you show exactly how you made the stems, and especially how you conjoined the blossom to the stem?
Creativeman (author)  Miscelinious4 years ago
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Eric zheng4 years ago
AWSOME. GREAT MINDS
Creativeman (author)  Eric zheng4 years ago
Thank you! Cman
Sew Crafty4 years ago
Stopping by to leave you a Vote CMan
Creativeman (author)  Sew Crafty4 years ago
thanks, sc...Cman
J-Manoo74 years ago
wow! very realistic, i saw the thumbnail and thought they were real!  Keep up the good work!
J
Nice 'ible. Beautiful, creative, inexpensive. I also give it 5 stars.
Creativeman (author)  Lee Wilkerson4 years ago
Thanks Lee. Cman
Kiteman4 years ago
Very nice!

(Maybe, for the beginners out there, you could add a JPG or PDF of all the shapes needed to make a single rose?  Readers could print, cut, and follow your instructions.)
Creativeman (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
What's the process for converting a drawing to pdf?  Thanks, Cman
I put the images into a word-processor document, then there is a save as PDF option.

If you are using Word, I think there's a bit of software you can download to add the option to the save menu.


vIQleS Kiteman4 years ago
also -

http://media-convert.com

might be easier - nothing to install

Feanaro Kiteman4 years ago
I second that!  I love this project, but have no idea the shapes.  A PDF of the shapes would make it possible for me.
Creativeman (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Thanks Kman! Cman
Sew Crafty4 years ago
These are just delightful CMan, you did an excellent job, great tutorial too!
Creativeman (author)  Sew Crafty4 years ago
Thank you so much, Sew Crafty! Cman
Beautiful and surprisingly lifelike! I'll be making a huge bouquet of these for my mother for a New Years present. Thanks for sharing!
Creativeman (author)  eskape_velocity4 years ago
Thanks for your comments, and you are welcome! Cman
roseryoser4 years ago
FYI: It's spelled "petals" not "pedals"........
Creativeman (author)  roseryoser4 years ago
Thanks for the correction. Cman
Stunning my friend!
Creativeman (author)  RavenShadow5194 years ago
Thank you. Cman
laxap4 years ago
Cman, they are simply beautiful! Makes me want to make hundreds. Thanks for posting.
Creativeman (author)  laxap4 years ago
Glad you like them. And you are welcome. Cman
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