Small Paper Rose Tutorial


The highly anticipated tutorial is here!

So many people have asked about the differences between a paper flower and a paper rose. The differences are the way to construct and the appearance. To construct a rose, you will build the rose from the bud. The end result of a rose is much more three-dimensional, realistic, and fully bloomed than a paper flower which is built from the outer layer.

So a gigantic paper rose will look much more realistic on a stem because of the 3D effect.  It will be a very whimsical add-on to your decoration!

That being said, if you wanted to make a flower wall with gigantic paper flowers, using giant roses may not be the best approach. A wall is somewhat more two dimensional and less three dimensional, so you would like the flowers to have less height and more width. When roses are lined up  in rows and columns, the 3D effect is covered and gone to waste.  Also, the height of a giant rose which I have made can be as big as 12-15″ . That is a lot of space taken up in a room/venue. However, a mix of paper flowers and paper roses on a wall decoration is always beautiful.

This tutorial will show you how to make a small rose that is about 5-6 inches in diameter.

All you will need is

  • 2  card stock paper  in size 12″x 12″
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun with glue sticks



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Please feel free to share this tutorial with your friends! What’s better than a craft night with some wine and girl friends! Also, share what you made with me!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me. I will try my best to figure it out with you!

For a more complete detail tutorial (included 57 photos with illustrations, see why I can’t post all on the blog!) and templates, pro-tips and tricks, please visit my Etsy shop!

Have a creative week! Happy crafting!


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