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Origami Rose Flower Paper Crafts

Updated on August 5, 2017
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Marie (aka CraftyMarie) has written hundreds of craft pages across the Internet. She writes many fun tutorials mostly for adult crafters.

How to Fold Beautiful Roses from Paper from Easy to Hard Origami Techniques

I enjoy so may crafts but one theme I never tire of is that of flowers because you can use these for so very many occasions where you may need a handmade card or gift. Making realistic looking blooms from paper is not all that easy and Origami Roses in particular are really hard to capture well. That's not that surprising when you reflect on it since this particular variety of plant is amazingly unique with an intricate layer of petals that curl around each other.

Discover both origami and paper folding diagrams for newbies (including kids) which require very few instructions, right up to more advanced rose flower projects requiring previous knowledge of this wonderful paper craft. Just select Easy, Intermediate or Hard from the choice of links on the art of making this favorite garden bloom below.

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EASY Origami Roses

Easy Origami Rose Flower Projects for Kids and Newbies - I love Crafting with this Elegant Plant as a Theme

Handmade pink rose flower handmade card with hanging beads
Handmade pink rose flower handmade card with hanging beads | Source

As you can imagine, realistic rose designs made from paper require a higher difficulty level to create. Listed in the easy section are projects suitable for children (with supervision) and adults who are new to paper folding and origami.

Some of the diagrams and instructions in the easy level are not technically origami but just clever ways of manipulating paper for blooming beautiful rose flower models. I have hand-picked the very best selection from the Internet for you to enjoy. Pick some colorful origami paper sheets to make these flowers.

Links to Easy Folding Projects for Beginners and Children:

1) Flat folded rose design for children >> Folded flat rose

A project suitable for older children and adults. Very basic flat rose design and leaves.

2) Simple 3D rose suitable for children >> Very simple paper rose

Easy origami modular 3d rose for older children and adults.

3) Crepe paper rose flowers >> Crepe roses

Crepe paper roses. Not origami but beautiful and easy to make.

4) Mini crepe roses >> Mini crepe roses

Mini crepe paper roses with video.

5) Rose ball ornaments >> Pretty rose balls

Stunning rose balls made out of crepe paper. Gorgeous decoration.

6) Paper napkin rose with leaf and stem >> Napkin rose

Rose folded from a napkin in 8 easy steps.

7) Flat folded rose for card-making >> Flat card-making rose

Good for card-makers - a flat, folded rose which makes a pretty card centerpiece.

8) Rose wreath decoration >> Rose wreath

Easy but time-consuming rose wreath made from cutting paper spirals. Not origami but a good project for older children.

9) Origami rosebud >> Rosebud origami

Easy-Intermediate rosebud created in 23 steps.

10) Rose in half-bloom >> Half-bloom rose

Easy-Intermediate half-bloom rose made in 21 steps.

11) Origami rose head >> Origami rose

Easy-Intermediate spinning top rose folded from an origami bird base in 25 steps.

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Origami Starter Kit - Perfect for Kids and Beginners

I enjoy these origami kits because they come with plenty of instructions plus really nice papers for the folding too. I think they're good value for money. Another great kit is the daily origami calendar box sets that you can buy. Tons of small and easy projects and paper all in one little box.

How to Make an Easy Rose

Crepe paper roses. Not actually origami but these are beautiful and easy to make. Written instructions can be found at: >> Crepe Paper Roses


Links to Intermediate Folding Projects:

1) Rosebud origami >> Origami rosebud

Dream rosebud made in 41 steps.

2) Twisty rose >> Paper rose

Twisted origami 3D rose basic instructions and video.

3) 3D origami rose >> Origami rose head

3D origami rose instructions in 13 steps.

4) Budding origami rose >> Budding paper rose

Jewelry, budding rose folded in 32 steps.

5) Origami rose swirl >> Origami swirl rose

38 steps to make a beautiful swirl origami rose.

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ADVANCED Origami Roses

Projects and Tutorials for Origami Masters

Handmade rose birthday card in dramatic red, black, gold and cream colors
Handmade rose birthday card in dramatic red, black, gold and cream colors

There are very few advanced projects with instructions available freely online. Perhaps because these more advanced flowers take a lot of folding steps. Here's a few that I found and enjoyed.

Links to More Advanced Folding Projects:

1) Full bloom origami rose >> Full origami rose

Fullest bloom paper rose with 48 folding instructions to follow.

2) Kawasaki rose >> Kawasaki rose instructions

Look for the instructions mentioned on this page with 29 steps to make a Kawasaki paper rose.

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Advanced Video Tutorial

Grow Your Own Paper Bonsai

I love the idea of constructing plants and flowers using paper folding techniques and this book takes it a step further with a really quite realistic looking finished bonsai plant. Great that it requires no watering or tending too once made!

Origami Papers for Making Roses

Japanese Design Papers

Once you've mastered the basics and you've folded a particular project to perfection, try some of these amazing oriental style papers with small patterns on. They really add a totally different dimension to your finished piece and look so much more professional than a blank one shade paper.

Hope You Have Fun Making Paper Versions - Of this Intricately Detailed and Elegant Plant

Orange rose flower in full bloom gorgeous color
Orange rose flower in full bloom gorgeous color

I never tire of craft projects that are based on this beautiful and enchanting plant whether it is origami, paper layering, card-making, drawing, painting, fabric arts or something else. No wonder blooms, like this sunset orange color one one I photographed here, capture the imaginations of so many artists and crafters through history.

There really is something magical about the complex manner in which the petals fold and curl around each other - and when they open up from a bud, they're all completely unique. How could you not be touched by that in some way. I hope you've enjoyed reading my lens or article today, thanks for your visit. Do feel free to leave a comment for me below.

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More Origami Papers

Don't forget to check eBay for all your origami paper, books and kits. Not only are you sure to find better deals but it's great for finding unusual and rare items too. Discover a great selection of origami paper including plain, patterned, two-colour, glow-in-the-dark and metallic foils.

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Your Comments - Do you like the idea of making flowers from paper?

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      Johanna Eisler 3 years ago

      Fascinating! To be honest, I think the simplest rose (the blue one made in the first video) is the prettiest! And MAYBE it's even easy enough for ME to make! Thank you so much for sharing!

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      acreativethinker 4 years ago

      What a lovely and creative way to make a rose out of paper. Thanks for sharing.

      Take care :)

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      Origami versions of my favourite flowers sounds a lot more kitty-proof (their favourite food seems to be rose petals!)

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @greenspirit: Thanks, I'm so glad that it inspired you :)

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @Darla Dixon: Yes it is amazing to think how beautiful some of these roses look and yet they are paper and not even fabric. Origami can be very clever.

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      I've never tried origami, but I love roses. I'm inspired!

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      Darla Dixon 5 years ago

      I would have never guessed that most of these roses are made out of paper! I had no idea anyone made origami roses. interesting

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @chrisqw: Thanks for your visit!

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @navalava lm: Thank you, navalava :)

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      chrisqw 5 years ago

      Great origami lens. Thank you!

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      navalava lm 5 years ago

      I love origami! These roses are beautiful.

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      Khaleeka 5 years ago

      Origami roses can be a challenge--but they are so beautiful when they are done! I used to do lots of origami and is one activity that I miss.

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Now's the time to try over the quiet Holiday season! Thank you so much Tipi :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love doing origami, haven't made a rose in years. I suppose I'll have to try it again jut see how it turns out. This is a very nice origami lens, and blessed.

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @pianolessongirl: Thank you very much for your comment and for stopping by.

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      pianolessongirl 5 years ago

      Wow, this is such an art, you are so good at it! :)

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      Marie 6 years ago

      @justholidays: Thank you so much for your kind comment and for blessing my page :) I really appreciate the advice you've offered for my Origami Roses page.

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Very good resource for anyone who's looking for origami roses tutorials. Although I'd have like to see a tutorial on here, I enjoyed the visit and love the way you displayed all the links to those how-to tutorials.