DIY Paper Roses: Easy Step-by-Step Guide
Paper roses are beautiful easy to make. They are perfect decorations for any occasion whether it’s for parties weddings or home decor. Making paper roses is also a great way to spend your afternoon be creative. In this article we will show you an easy step-by-step guide on how to make beautiful paper roses.
Preparing the Materials
Before we can start making paper roses we need to prepare the materials we need. You will need:
– Colored crepe paper
– Green floral wire
– Floral tape
Step 1: Cut the Petals
The first step is to cut the petals for the rose. Cut a strip of crepe paper that is about 1.5 inches wide 6 inches long. Fold it accordion-style with pleats that are approximately 1 cm wide.
Next draw the shape of the petal on the top layer of the crepe paper. You can make the petals pointy or round-shaped depending on how you’d like your rose to look.
Cut along the outline you have made making sure to cut through all the layers of the crepe paper.
Step 2: Form the Petals
After cutting the petals gently unfold them. You should have eight petals in total.
Take one petal stretch the top edge of it so it curves upwards. Repeat this process for all eight petals.
Step 3: Create the Rosebud
Start by taking one of the petals wrapping it around the end of a floral wire. Wrap it tightly around the wire making sure that the top of the petal is facing upward.
Take another petal wrap it around the first petal slightly overlapping it to create a rosebud. Insert the green floral wire into this petal as well.
Repeat this process with the remaining six petals making sure to wrap them tightly evenly around the floral wire.
Step 4: Shape the Rose
Once you have all eight petals wrapped around the floral wire it’s time to shape the rose. Start at the bottom of the rosebud gently twist the petals to create a spiral shape.
As you twist each petal make sure to adjust its position angle. You can gently stretch out the petals to make them look more natural.
Step 5: Finish the Rose
Once you’ve twisted all the petals it’s time to finish the rose. Cut a small piece of floral tape about 1 inch long. Wrap it around the base of the rose where the petals meet the floral wire. Gently stretch pull the tape as you go which will help to activate the glue make it stick better.
Once the tape is secure gently bend the wire stem to shape it into an arch. You can make the stem as long or as short as you’d like depending on your preference.
Congratulations! You’ve just made a beautiful paper rose that you can use to decorate your room or give as a gift.
Making paper roses is easy fun the end result is a stunning decoration that you’ll be proud to display. With just a few basic materials some patience you can create a beautiful paper rose that will last for a long time. We hope this easy step-by-step guide is helpful inspires you to make your own paper roses.