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Rolled Paper Flowers-Tips And Ideas

Updated on November 21, 2019
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Professional scrapbook artist, paper crafter, and author, I have taught people how to make family memories into legacies for 20 years.

There are dozens of different types of rolled paper flowers to create
There are dozens of different types of rolled paper flowers to create

Rolled paper flowers have become extremely popular in the last few years. Even if you have never quilled before, they are easy to make and more fun than you can imagine.

You can use them on greeting cards, scrapbook pages, wreaths, the floating tea cups, and even as part of a seasonal arrangement. You are only limited by your imagination.

They are a great way to use your scraps of paper. You can create the size of the flower based on the scrap that you have.

Why not used printed paper? If you are using a single sided printed paper, make sure that the printed side is on the inside of you roll. that way when you open the roll, you will see the print. I tend to use small prints. They seem to work better.

Think of all the wonderful things you could create with printed flowers.


Rolled Paper Flowers

Here are just a few of my recently made rolled paper flowers. I keep them on hand for cards, scrapbook pages, wreaths and more
Here are just a few of my recently made rolled paper flowers. I keep them on hand for cards, scrapbook pages, wreaths and more

Basic Supplies For Rolled Paper Flowers

There are just a few supplies that you need to create rolled paper flowers. Most of these supplies, you probably have on hand.

  • Card stock-you can use all kinds of different card stock. Use different sized paper to create larger or smaller flowers. Experiment with different types of card stock. I keep all of my scrap pieces amd use them for ,y rolled flowers
  • Something to cut the flowers with. I use my Cricut Explore 2. You can use any electronic cutting machine. You can also use dies to cut them out. Or you can hand cut them too.
  • Quilling tool-you need a slotted quilling tool. If you plan to do a lot of these projects, am electric quilling tool is handy and saves time.
  • Glue- I have used different glues to create my flowers. I have used white glue. Tacky glue works well also
  • Scissors-small snips work well to trim your flowers

Glue Application Bottle-An important Tool

Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottle, 20ml
Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottle, 20ml

A fine tipped glue application bottle is essential if you are going to do any kind of paper flowers, especially rolled flowers. You load the glue of your choice into the bottles. When you are rolling the flowers, this bottle will allow you to get the precise amount of glue in the right spot without getting glue on the other parts of your flower or your fingers. It is also handy to have these in your craft space for embellishments and other applications where you only want a small amount of glue without having glue ruining your project. I use several different glues and label them so I know which is which. If you put the stopper and lid right back once you are finishes, the glue will not dry up. It is a very handy tool for all of your paper crafts.

 

Making Wreaths With Rolled Flowers

Rolled paper flowers are the perfect addition to any wreath. They can be done is seasonal colors. They can also be used for a baby shower in blue or pink. Chose white or bridal colors for a feature in bridal decor
Rolled paper flowers are the perfect addition to any wreath. They can be done is seasonal colors. They can also be used for a baby shower in blue or pink. Chose white or bridal colors for a feature in bridal decor | Source

Rolled Paper Flower Tip

The right glue for rolled paper flowers is either a white craft glue or a tacky paper glue. These hold perfectly well. For making the flowers, a glue gun might get messy and you are apt to burn your fingers

The size of your flowers depend on the size of your template, These are my smallest flower size
The size of your flowers depend on the size of your template, These are my smallest flower size

Rolled Paper Flower Tip

Depending on the size of the flower you are cutting, you can cut multiple templates all at once on a single piece of paper. If you use a standard scrapbook sheet, you can cut even more.

Rolled Flower Templates

These are some of the templates that I have cut from my Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine. In this case,I used my Explore 2
These are some of the templates that I have cut from my Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine. In this case,I used my Explore 2

Rolled Flower Tip

If you use printed paper for your rolled flowers, make sure that the printed side is on the inside of your roll. That way, you will see the print when you open the flower

Templates And Dies For Rolled Flowers

There are two ways to get and cut your rolled flowers- use a template or a die to cut your pattern.

Templates-there are so many templates available to cut all kinds of different rolled flowers. Some you can purchase and some are free to use. These templates can be cut on your electronic cutting machine or cut by hand

Dies- Some companies like Crafter's Companion make dies that you can cut for rolled flowers. They are very detailed and defined to specific types of flowers.

Gently run an ink pad over the top of your rolled flowers to create additional definition. I used a Momento ink called Potters Clay to create the drfinition on these flowers.
Gently run an ink pad over the top of your rolled flowers to create additional definition. I used a Momento ink called Potters Clay to create the drfinition on these flowers.

Step By Step Guide To Cutting Rolled Flowers

  1. If you are using an electronic cutting machine, like Cricut or the Silhouette, upload your template. Or select a template from your program.
  2. Adjust the size of your flower
  3. Cut the template following the manufacturer's direction
  4. Using a quilling tool, roll your flowers
  5. Holding the flower, add glue and hold for a minute or two until the flower sets

Hand Cutting Rolled Flower Template

Print the template on your printer. You will be limited to a size of 8.5" by 11", Then cut the template out by hand

Hand Cut Rolled Paper Flowers

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Making Rolled Flowers By Hand

You can make rolled flowers by hand without either a cutting machine or a die. All you have to do is find a picture in Google images and free hand copy the template of your choice.

  1. Cut a square piece of card stock in the size that you want your flower to be.
  2. With a pencil, freehand draw the template from a Google image.
  3. Cut your template with a pair of scissors
  4. Roll the flower with a quilling tool
  5. Glue the flower and press for a moment to keep the shape in place.

You can also copy the template that you might see into your photos and then size the photo and print it on cardstock

Dies are easy to use for rolled flowers. You use a die machine to cut the die, Then you roll and glue the flowers together. Showing the die and the die cut. Upper right hand corner shows the flower after it is rolled, Then the final flower design/
Dies are easy to use for rolled flowers. You use a die machine to cut the die, Then you roll and glue the flowers together. Showing the die and the die cut. Upper right hand corner shows the flower after it is rolled, Then the final flower design/

Using A Die For Rolled Flowers

It is easy to create a rolled flower from a die and some card stock.

  1. Following the manufacturer directions, create a sandwich with your rolled flower die, some card stock and the required plates
  2. Run the plates, die and card stock through your manual or electronic die cut machine
  3. Using a quilling tool, roll the flower into shape.
  4. Holding the flower, add glue and hold in place for a minute or two

Rolled Paper Flower Tip

Don't be afraid to use more than one color in your flower designs, Also think about using printed paper in small designs

Using The Quilling Tool For Rolled Flowers

You start at the outer end and roll into the center of the template. The round piece on the inner most part of the tool is used to glue the flower to. It acts as a base
You start at the outer end and roll into the center of the template. The round piece on the inner most part of the tool is used to glue the flower to. It acts as a base

Rolled Paper Flower Tip

I use my left thumb (since I am right handed to help my guide and hold the template while I roll it

Rolling And Gluing The Rolled Flower

  • Insert the outer edge of the rolled flower into the slot at the top of the quilling tool. It is very small, but is there,
  • Start tightly rolling the flower. Make sure it is snug, but not too tight.Roll the flower counter clock wise in the quilling tool. If it falls out of the tool, just start over.
  • Roll as evenly as possible, bot on the top and the bottom of the roll
  • Keep rolling until you get to almost the end. Do nit roll the circle at the end of the flower
  • Holding the roll in one hand, remove it from the quilling tool.
  • Apply glue to the bottom ( the round part) Sit the flower on top of the base and press for a minute or two,
  • Adjust the roll on the base, depending how tightly you want your flower.
  • Press on the bottom to the top fir a minute
  • Allow the flower to dry

Once you have the flowers glued and they have dried, you can work the petals to create a more lifelike flower
Once you have the flowers glued and they have dried, you can work the petals to create a more lifelike flower

Rolled Flower Tip

I have heard of crafters using an electric drill to roll flowers, I have never felt comfortable with a drill, It would feel too awkward to me. I would also have a problem controlling the speed. If you have the agility, give it a try. I admit, I still prefer the quilling tool.

You can take a rolled flower and make an arrangement for your home or as a gift. Simply bend a floral wire and hot glue the flower to the stem. Wrap it in floral wire, Add paper or silk leaves. Arrange in a vase or a container.
You can take a rolled flower and make an arrangement for your home or as a gift. Simply bend a floral wire and hot glue the flower to the stem. Wrap it in floral wire, Add paper or silk leaves. Arrange in a vase or a container. | Source

© 2019 Linda F Correa

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    • linfcor profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda F Correa 

      3 months ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Thank for all the positive feedback

    • KT Dunn profile image

      KT Dunn 

      3 months ago from United States

      Lots of great information here, as well as projects! This article has inspired me to try paper crafting, especially flowers.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 months ago from New Delhi, India

      All these look so beautiful. Neat work and creative ideas.

      Thanks for sharing the details.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      These rolled paper flowers are very pretty. Thanks for letting us know how you make them.

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