These are collections of free tutorials and templates on how to make paper roses from different kinds of paper (cardstock, tissue paper, coffee filter, crepe paper) and from small to giant size flowers.
You also find how to make the rosebud, the leaves, and even the rose thorn.
The techniques are different, so you can try any kinds of paper you have, any sizes you want, just limited by your imagination.
These paper rose tutorials are so easy and it’s for beginners.
Paper rose tutorial from 1-size-petal template using cardstock.
I have seen so many people make this paper rose successful right at the first time.
Their tip is just to open the video and play with replay/stop quite many times while imitating each step. So all you need is just to slow down and have a little bit of patience. 🙂
Step 1: Cut the petals with the free template.
You can choose any color paper you want, I made some with printer paper 80gsm (21lbs). But I found that paper from 120 gsm (32 lbs) to 160gsm works better for this rose.
On each flower, we will need 4 pink 5-petal- layers and 1 green sepal. The free template is in both PDF and SVG files now.
It means the PDF file is for hand-cut while the SVG file is for the cutting machines.
If you cut by hand, be sure to use sharp scissors, so that the petal cuts are neat.
Step 2: Form the curves of the petals
Use the edge of the scissor to curve the petal. Try to curl both sides of the petals.
Step 3: Assemble the petals
Glue the floral wire gauge #20 to the first layer. A small cool glue on the head of the wire will help to fix the stem with the flower.
Use your fingers and glue gun to attach the next layers accordingly. Please refer to the video instructions for clearer view
Step 4: Finish the sepal, receptacle, and stem of the paper rose.
Cut the sepal template on green paper color and glue at the bottom of the flower.
Then wrap a small strip of tissue paper to form the receptacle.
Use the green floral tape to wrap all the sepals and the stem.
Step 5: Make the rosebud
I made 2 types of rosebud. The first one will need 1 layer (5 petals) only.
And the second rosebud will need 2 layers (equals 10 petals)
Following the steps of making rose flower above to finish the buds
Step 6: Make the paper rose leaves
Cut the leaf with the template.
Then using my technique in the video to cut the edge of the leaf will help the leaf be more realistic
Use the head of the scissor to create the leaf’s vein
Then glue the leaf to the wire gauge26 with white glue
After finishing the single leaves, arrange 5 leaves to make a rose branch.
You could find the tissue paper rose tutorial for my latest technique to make these rose leaves.
Paper rose tutorial from 2-size-petal template
I found that my previous version could be improved at many steps so that the roses are more beautiful and a beginner could succeed easier.
So here is the new updated tutorial and template, please enjoy.
Video of paper rose tutorial
Step 1: Cut the templates
We will need 4 layers with 2 sizes for each rose flower. We will use the smaller size for the 1st and 4th layers, and the larger one for the 2nd and 3rd layers.
The template is nearly 4″ and the finished flower is 3.5″.
You can print the PDF file and cut with scissors.
Or you can use this paper rose template for Cricut, ScanNCut, Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.
Step 2: Form the curves of the petals
Please use an awl tool to form the petals.
Be patient with all of these small steps, because the petal curves are fine, the places of glue are correct, then your flowers will be pretty.
Step 3: Assemble the petals
Folding the pentagon shape at the bottom of each layer will help the flower be in precise shape.
It’s important to see where I glue at each layer, and how to curl the petals that help the flower in natural forms.
So please watch the video carefully.
You can set the slow speed in YouTube setting, or re-watch it as many time as you need.
Step 4: Make the sepal, receptacle and stem
Please see this paper rose tutorial to see how I assemble the stem easier.
Step 5: Make the rose buds
The new rose bud is made from just one layer. It is just like the first layer of the flower.
The above paper rose I made from updated version template, just curl the 3rd and 4th layers in different direction. And that leaf template is the first one of the SVG file.
Materials and tools
- Color paper (cardstock from 120gsm to 180gssm)
- Scissors or cutting machine
- Glue gun or Sticky glue
- Awl tool
- Scoring tool
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- My below templates (just click on the button)
Paper roses from tissue paper
Click here to find the tutorial and template to make tissue roses
Yes, you see it right, the flowers are made from packaging tissue paper.
And the red color paper is so adorable, life-like roses.
Or here is another tissue rose tutorial that I found on Pinterest but I could not track the author. Please help to let me credit her as this flower is really amazing.
Paper roses from coffee filter
Click this link to see my coffee filter rose tutorial and template
The petals are easy but the center is quite life-like and I love this so much.
Here is another step-by-step tutorial that you could DIY paper rose from a coffee filter paper and water color.
See how stunning when the flower is dyed with different shades of pink.
Below are the roses made by Patty Sloniger.
She hand-painted each paper petal with white and various shades of pink watercolor paint as well.
This coffee filter bouquet is amazing I wanna try it some day.
I’ll definitely share with you all the tips and steps to DIY roses.
Rainbow paper roses
Please check out this post on my cardstock rainbow roses full tutorial and template.
Many readers have shared their awesome rainbow paper roses in my Facebook group and said that it’s not as hard as their first impression at all.
So why don’t you give it a try?
Toilet paper roses
Check out this post for full tutorial for toilet paper roses.
In this million-view video clip, there is one thing that I could do much better: using sharp scissors.
With the sharp cut, the rose petals are neat and the flower is prettier without a doubt.
Lace paper roses
Please follow this lace paper rose tutorial if you want this stunning paper flowers with the help of a cutting machine or a punch.
Or you could follow this tutorial to make roses from doily paper.
Roses from crepe paper
Crepe paper is so easy to form the curves of the petals as you want, so it’s quite look real flowers.
Here are some video tutorials to make
Inverted crepe paper rose from Tsvoric
And the giant paper rose was made from crepe paper by Nata.
This giant paper flower is so pretty that could be replaced with a bridal paper bouquet.
Giant paper roses
Please check out this post on how to make giant roses from printer paper, including the free templates.
In this video, I used watercolor and oil pastel to color the petals and it’s not good enough.
I would try other coloring methods next time.
But I’m happy with the form of the flower. What do you think?
Well, as you see, there are many ways to make paper rose, from different kinds of paper, in different size.
Once you master the skill, you can create your own roses soon.
But wait, if you want to learn to make paper flowers, just click the link, you will find more than 40 free templates and step-by-step tutorials on how to make a piece of paper into flowers, event they are facial tissue, tissue paper, coffee filter, printer paper or cardstock paper.
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