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16 tutorials to make paper roses, free templates

This article presents a comprehensive collection of tutorials and templates for creating stunning paper roses. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, you’ll find the perfect tutorial to suit your needs. Discover the versatility of different paper types, including cardstock, tissue paper, coffee filters, and crepe paper, and explore various styles and sizes, ranging from small to giant.

What is the Best Paper for Making Paper Roses?

The beauty of making paper roses lies in the fact that you can use almost any type of paper. Whether it’s cardstock, printer paper, tissue paper, coffee filters, or even book pages, the possibilities are endless. For cardstock, solid cardstock ranging from 50lb to 80lb is recommended, depending on the desired size of your rose.

Materials and Tools for Making Paper Roses

To create your own paper roses, you’ll need a few essential materials and tools:

  • Color paper (cardstock from 120gsm to 180gsm)
  • Scissors or a cutting machine
  • Glue gun or sticky glue
  • Awl tool
  • Scoring tool
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Free templates (click on the button)

Which Paper Rose is the Easiest to Make?

Even young children can create beautiful rolled rose paper flowers. Check out the free rolled rose templates for easy and enjoyable crafting.

Paper Rose Tutorial from 1 Petal Size

Video Tutorial

I am thrilled to see so many people successfully following my paper rose tutorial and creating stunning roses on their first try. Crafting can be intimidating, but my tutorials aim to make it accessible to everyone. To ensure success, I recommend watching the video tutorial multiple times. This will help you grasp each step clearly and understand the process. Feel free to pause and rewind the video as needed. Remember to take your time and enjoy the process. Patience will yield beautiful paper roses that you can take pride in.

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Make a Paper Rose

Follow these steps to create your own paper rose:

Step 1: Cut the Petals with the Free Template

Use your preferred color paper for the rose. I recommend 20 lb (80gsm) printer paper for small roses and 55lb (150gsm) to 65lb (180gsm) cardstock for larger roses. Cut four pink 5-petal layers and one green sepal using the provided templates. You can choose between PDF and SVG formats, depending on whether you plan to cut by hand or use a cutting machine.

Step 2: Form the Curves of the Petals

Use scissors to gently curve the petals. Curl both sides of each petal for a natural look.

Step 3: Assemble the Petals

Attach the floral wire gauge #20 to the first layer using a small amount of hot glue. This will secure the stem with the flower layer. Use your fingers and a glue gun to attach the subsequent layers. For a clearer visual guide, refer to the video instructions.

Step 4: Finish the Sepal, Receptacle, and Stem

Cut the sepal template from green paper and glue it at the bottom of the flower. Wrap a small strip of tissue paper to create the receptacle. Use green floral tape to wrap the sepals and stem.

Step 5: Make the Rosebud

There are two styles of rosebuds you can create. The first style requires only one layer (5 petals), while the second style requires two layers (10 petals). Refer to the steps outlined in the previous section on making rose flowers.

Step 6: Make the Paper Rose Leaves

Cut the leaf using the provided template. To achieve a more realistic look, use the technique demonstrated in the video to cut the edge of the leaf. Create leaf veins using the tip of the scissors. Attach the leaf to the wire gauge 26 using white glue. Arrange five leaves to form a rose branch. You can find a tissue paper rose tutorial for the latest technique in creating lifelike rose leaves.

Paper Rose Templates (1 Petal Size)

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Paper Rose Tutorial from 2 Petal Sizes

This updated tutorial and template offer improved steps, resulting in more beautiful roses that are easier for beginners to create.

Video of Paper Rose Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial for detailed guidance on making paper roses using two petal sizes.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Make Paper Roses

Follow these steps to create your own paper roses:

Step 1: Cut the Templates

You’ll need four layers with two sizes for each rose flower. Use the smaller size for the 1st and 4th layers, and the larger size for the 2nd and 3rd layers. The template is designed to be nearly 4″ in size, resulting in a finished flower measuring 3.5″. You can print the PDF file and cut it with scissors, or use the provided template for cutting machines like Cricut, ScanNCut, and Silhouette Cameo.

Step 2: Form the Curves of the Petals

Use an awl tool to gently curve the petals. Take your time with this step, as precise petal curves and proper glue placement are crucial for creating beautiful flowers.

Step 3: Assemble the Petals

Folding the pentagon shape at the bottom of each layer helps arrange the flower petals accurately. Pay close attention to where the glue is applied at each layer and how to curl the petals to achieve a natural appearance. Watch the video carefully, adjusting the playback speed or re-watching as needed.

Step 4: Make the Sepal, Receptacle, and Stem

Refer to the paper rose tutorial for guidance on assembling the stem with ease.

Step 5: Make the Rose Buds

The new rose bud style is made from a single layer, similar to the first layer of the flower. Follow the same instructions as before, but curl the 3rd and 4th layers in different directions. The leaf template can be found in the SVG file.


[View Templates Here]

Additional Paper Rose Tutorials

Explore various techniques and materials for creating unique paper roses, including:

  • Tissue paper roses
  • Coffee filter roses
  • Rainbow paper roses
  • Toilet paper roses
  • Rolled paper roses
  • Lace paper roses
  • Crepe paper roses
  • Giant paper roses

Each section provides detailed tutorials and templates for different types of roses. Discover the beauty and versatility of paper crafting as you master the skill of creating your own stunning roses.

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With love,


Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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