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Make a Rose!

Paper rose

Let's make a rose!

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Toothpick 
  • Glue


Step 1: Cut Paper

  • We need 3 square pieces of paper for making one rose
  • Take one A4 size craft paper and fold diagonally to make a square
  • Trim and remove the excess. Now you can cut the left over square piece into four smaller pieces
  • Take three of the smaller square pieces of paper for making rose

Step 2: Fold the Paper

  • Take one square piece of paper and fold it diagonally
  • Make two more diagonal folds as shown

Step 3: Mark and Cut

  • Mark a semi-circle as shown on the middle.
  • Cut and remove the top portion
  • Cut a small hole at the bottom
  • Now open up the paper and you will have a flower shape with a hole at center

Cut all three of the pieces like this

Step 4: Cut Segments

  • Take one flower shape, cut and remove one segment from it
  • Take the second flower shape, cut and remove two segments from it
  • Take the last flower shape, cut and remove three segments from it

You can see all cut pieces arranged in the last picture

Step 5: Curl Edges

  • Using a plastic needle or a tooth pick, curl edges of all pieces outwards. Please see the curled pieces in the last picture

Step 6: Glue Edges

  • Take the first three larger pieces from which we cut and removed segments
  • Apply glue on one segment, fold and glue the adjacent segment over the glued portion
  • Apply glue on edges of other three smaller pieces we removed from the flower shape, roll and press
  • Allow the glue to dry

Now we have all six pieces of the rose shapes as seen in last picture

Step 7: Arrange Petals and Glue

  • Take the largest piece and place the second largest inside. Do not apply glue immediately
  • Arrange all other glued pieces inside. Adjust each piece in a different manner to see how they can be glued to make look like real one
  • Apply glue lightly and stick each piece separately
  • Our Paper rose is ready. Please see the finished one in the picture above

You can make roses with different colored papers and arrange them in a flower vase with other real flowers and leaves

Links from the progam

Anyone can Craft Free Petal Templates

Website also contains tutorials on creating your paper flower!

Make a Flower


Let's make a flower!

You will need:

  • Scissors 
  • Thin paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue


Step 1

Make a paper square. Start out with a square piece of paper, preferably thin or lightweight paper.


Step 2

Fold diagonally in half. Fold the square diagonally in half to come up with a triangle.

Step 3

Fold in half. Fold the resulting triangle in half to make a smaller triangle.

Step 4

Fold in half again. Fold the resulting triangle again in the middle to come up with an even smaller triangle.

Step 5

Rotate and fold. Rotate the triangle so that the longest side is positioned vertically and the solid corner (the corner corresponding to the paper's center) is at the bottom.

Bring the bottom short side towards the triangle's long side.

Step 6

Cut above the straight edge. Cut above the horizontal straight edge.

Step 7

Draw an arc and cut. Draw an arc starting from the top corner of the triangle's vertical side and ending about ½-inch from the bottom of the opposite side. This arc defines the shape of the flower petals. Cut along the arc.

Step 8

Unfold the paper. Carefully unfold the paper to reveal an eight-petaled flower. Cut out a circle from paper, felt, craft foam, or fabric. Glue this at the center of the flower.

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