This easy-to-follow tutorial will show you how to make a toilet paper rose using just a few simple materials.
You could make these paper roses from facial tissue as the texture of facial tissue and toilet paper is quite the same, but I need the super length of toilet paper, to apply this quick and easy technique.
And the wrapping tissue paper is all perfect for this technique, as the common size of tissue paper is 20×28 inches
Video tutorial to quickly make a toilet paper rose
- 1 Video tutorial to quickly make a toilet paper rose
- 1.1 Step-by-step instructions to make toilet paper roses quickly:
- 1.2 Materials needed to make toilet paper roses:
Step-by-step instructions to make toilet paper roses quickly:
Step 1: Double the toilet paper with double-sided adhesive tape
Apply the 2-inch double-sided adhesive tape to one head of the toilet paper and leave the other head to unglue.
The toilet paper is so thin, so double it will help the paper be more sturdy.
Step 2: Cut petal strips with the following measurements
Each flower will need 2 strips of toilet paper with a length of 27 inches.
In the video tutorial, the length was just about 20 inches, but I found 27 inches will help your flower be more real.
Fold and cut 1 strip with the petal width of 1.4″ and height of 2.7″ and the other strip with petal width of 2 inches and height of 3.2″
Step 3: Roll the petal strips together.
Glue one head of the small petal strip to the wire and start to roll here.
Try to keep the center of the rose as the lowest point of the flower.
Relax your hands and roll the strip gently, do not over-tighten the roll.
Let the petals interleave slightly for a more natural look.
I found that tying the thread around the petals was much easier than using glue to secure them. This is because the thread can be easily grabbed and tied multiple times, which creates a more secure hold. The thread also creates a thinner flower bottom, which is more realistic.
When arranging the second strip, it’s important to ensure that your outer petals will not overlap (in the same positions) with the inner petals.
Step 4: Curl the petals and color
Use a small stick to curl each petal.
The texture of the doubled paper is as realistic as a white petal, so you could make pure white roses.
I use orange pastel chalk powder in this step because it is easier to photograph colored roses than white ones with my poor photography skills, lol.
Step 5: Finish the paper rose sepal and stem
Just tie the bottom of the flower and wrap it with floral tape.
Try a sepal template from the tissue rose tutorial if you want.
That’s it. You will make prettier paper roses by using sharp scissors for sure.
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Materials needed to make toilet paper roses:
- High-quality toilet paper
- Double-sided adhesive tape 2 inch
- Glue gun
- Wire gauge #20 or #18
- Floral tape
- Pastel chalk (Optional)
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