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How To Make Paper Roses

Updated on May 8, 2011

Looking for any easy paper craft project that yields beautiful results? With just some scissors, paper and a glue gun you can make gorgeous roses made from paper! I've been thinking about ideas of what could be done with these and this is what I have come up with so far:

  • I think they would look nice on a wreath maybe tie a ribbon around it and hang on the wall. A heart wreath maybe and how perfect for Valentine's Day!
  • Maybe as plant picks..glue on the end of a wooden skewer and stick in your plant.
  • Rose garland.. glued onto some ribbon or raffia.
  • I think these would be beautiful in any color.. even black.. maybe use for Halloween d├ęcor.
  • Put them in a nice bowl as a decoration.. or glue wooden skewers to them and put in a pretty vase.
  • To make them more durable and add some shine you could spray them with a sort of sealer..
  • What about sprinkling with glitter!!
  • Do a smaller version of the rose and glue on wooden branches in a vase... how pretty would that be?
  • Great craft project for kids.

Whatever you do, have fun with this. What would you do with them? I would really love to hear your ideas! Okay.. let's get started.


handmade paper roses
handmade paper roses

What You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paint (optional)

Step One:

Take your paper, trace a circle using a small plate or similar size and then cut the circle out.

You can use any kind of paper for this. You can cut out of magazines, use newspaper, scrapbook paper.. whatever you want. This is a great way to reuse or recycle paper. I used an old stack of dingy printer paper that had been sitting on a shelf.

Step Two:

If you choose not to paint your paper move to step 3.

If you are painting it now is the time to do it..... I used Folk Art Acrylic paint in different color pinks. I would have used spray paint but I don't have any in pink. Make sure to paint both front and back.

Step 3:

Now you have your circle cut out, painted and ready to go. What you do now is start from the edge of your circle and cut a spiral in your circle and when you get to the center cut the very end off making a sort of fat comma. Try to cut evenly but it doesn't have to be perfect. You may even want to draw the spiral in first and then cut it. Once you cut a few of these you'll get the hang of it.

Step 4:

Once you have your spiral cut its time to start rolling. Take the outside edge of the spiral and roll the paper inward to the center.. keeping it as tight as you possibly can. Once you have reached the end of the paper (which is the center of the spiral), let the paper uncurl just a bit to the size that you want it. Then tape the end of the spiral to the side of the rose and this will keep it in place until you can glue the bottom down.

Step 5:

Cut some smaller circles out about the size of a half dollar.. and put a big glob of hot glue on one of the circles and then take your flower and push it down onto the glob of glue-making sure to push the center down into the glue as well as the edges. This glob of glue will hold everything in place and keep your flower stable. Once finished trim excess paper from the circle on the bottom of the flower.

And that is it! Now you have some gorgeous paper roses to use however you like.

hanging heart made with paper roses
hanging heart made with paper roses

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      Jamie Brock 2 years ago from Texas

      Soncie- You are so welcome! Thank you so much for dropping by!

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      Jamie Brock 2 years ago from Texas

      Soncie- You are so welcome! Thank you so much for dropping by!

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      Jamie Brock 2 years ago from Texas

      Soncie- You are so welcome! Thank you so much for dropping by!

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      Soncie 2 years ago

      What an excellent, yet easy way to make something so very beautiful.

      Many thanks for your simple instructions with what could otherwise be a very difficult project!

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      Jamie Brock 2 years ago from Texas

      sunny hunny- Thank you!

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      sunny hunny 2 years ago

      Great dear, ets really b.u.t.full.

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      cjpooja26- Thanks.. I appreciate you dropping by :)

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      Sakhi Deshmukh 4 years ago from India

      Awesome...great hub..

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Pinkmink :) Glad you like them. Thank you for dropping by and for commenting :)

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      Pinkmink:) 4 years ago

      This is AMAZING(:!

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Sana- Wow, thanks! Glad you like them :) They make me happy too.

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      Sana 4 years ago

      greatttttttttttest and beautiful paper rose and it is too very nice for our mind because when we are sad it make us happy and if any project is there you can lear from this..........................................ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i am happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...........................

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      Chelsey23 5 years ago

      I always use origami to make paper flowers, they just come out so much nicer. Here is an easy guide I found http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2012/04/how-to-ma...

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Nare Anthony.. Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you like them :0)

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Cool! I like this :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      bruzzbuzz- I am so glad that you have found this useful for your students. I bet they will have lots of fun doing these.. I sure did! Thank you so much for the vote :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, amelia :0)

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      bruzzbuzz 5 years ago from Texas , USA

      This is a great hub. I teach kids with moderate to severe disabilities and this looks like something we could do together and something they would be so proud to give to their moms. Thanks so much for your hub. I am voting it up.

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      amelia 5 years ago

      waaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooooowwwwwwww

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      A.CreativeThinker: Thank you:) Making these paper roses can be addicting. If you make one, you'll automatically want to make more and more. They are so fun and easy, too!

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      A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

      These paper flowers are great! I love roses and your photos

      are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Take Care :)

      Regards,

      A.CreativeThinker

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you craft kid! I appreciate it :0)

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      craft kid 5 years ago

      i love the rose and even tried it came to be awesome thanks a lot for the tips because i really love making paper flowers

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      DexisView: Thank you for reading :0) These are addicting.. once you make one, you'll just want to keep making more and more. They are so much fun!

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      Dexi 5 years ago from New England

      Can't wait to try. Great idea!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you ForestBear!

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      ForestBear 6 years ago

      Wow these are beautiful, will definitely give it a go. Thank you for sharing your tips!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much Movie Master! I bet your granddaughter will love them. They are super easy to make.. and so cute.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jamie, a little while ago I made some paper daffodils with my granddaughter, she was so delighted with them that I saw the title of your hub and thought, I need to learn how to make roses, because my granddaughter is going to love it! so many thanks!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      John S.. Thank you! I appreciate it :)

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      John Sarkis 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Very creative - thanks Jamie

      John

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, tebo.. Thanks for stopping by and for the very nice comment!

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      tebo 6 years ago from New Zealand

      These roses are lovely, and the instructions are clear. Thanks for the useful hub.

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      caramellatte 6 years ago

      Lol!!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for reading, caramellatte! Your username is making my mouth water :0) I love caramel!

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      caramellatte 6 years ago

      These are pretty! I've always wanted to do paper art. Thanks for the hub.

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Anamika S!

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      Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      This is awesome! Loved it...

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      Ciara!!!! 6 years ago

      You really don't have bad ideas i love them!!!!!

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      David 6 years ago

      Great page! I'll have to try these tips...I've been struggling with the origami too!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome Christine Vianello, I am glad your mom liked them! They are fun, aren't they? I made a hanging heart out of them for Valentine's Day decoration and I'm going to post an update here with the pic soon.

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      ChristineVianello 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      Thank you for that! I just made a bunch for my mom. She loves them!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Aww.. thank you heavenbound. I really appreciate that.. I actually would LOVE to work with kids one day. I think about it a lot. Please feel free to contact me anytime for help with ideas.. I don't know how much of a help I would be but I will sure give it a shot :0)

      Take Care!

      PS I wrote a hub about love in marriage and would love if you could stop by and comment on what you think about it.

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      heavenbound5511 6 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

      Hi Jamie You really do have some good ideas for arts and crafts! If I ever need help with an idea I'll contact you!

      Seems like you'd be real good with children and or children's ministry also.

      God bless you!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you LaurelB.. they really are easy and addicting, too.. I couldn't stop making them once I started! Thank you for stopping by and for the nice comment :)

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      LaurelB 6 years ago from Paducah, Kentucky

      This is a neat alternative for people who want to make the Kurasawa rose (a rather difficult origami project). It's relatively simple and definitely not intimidating. Nice job.

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      Amy 6 years ago

      this is a cool activity

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank You Prasetio.. I appreciate that!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great hub from you. I just want so say that you are creative person. I'll show this to my sister. I believe she'll love this information. Cheers.......