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How To Make A Paper Rose Plus Free Paper Rose Template

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Paper roses and other flowers are super popular right now, especially with the popularity of the Cricut. And the Cricut also makes my free paper rose template so to cut.

pink paper rose made from a free rose template

And while paper crafting has been around for as long as there’s been paper, having a free template for and step by step tutorials is awesome–then you add in the ease of making a realistic and easy paper rose with a Cricut?! It’s a paper rose revolution!

yellow flowers made with free paper flower template

How To Make A Paper Flower

If you are wanting to learn how to make a paper rose, then you are in the right place. This is the easiest flower template I’ve ever used.

You can make giant paper flowers, a tiny paper rose, whatever. It’s just an easy paper rose complete tutorial–no matter what size flower you want to make.

crame flower from free paper flower template

So, to make a paper rose, the complete tutorial duration is about 15 minutes, including the time it takes the Cricut to cut out 4 whole flowers–and you to roll them.

Also, with just a few supplies you can make beautiful a paper rose for you to use in shadow boxes, on cards even wedding bouquets. 

I posted a video on my Instagram the other day, it was a time-lapse of me making showing me making the paper rose, I was asked for a tutorial so many times that I decided to give it to you.

flower shadow box for mom with orange yellow and teal roses

What you need to make a rose out of paper is:

Firstly, all you have to do is load the template to Cricut Design Space and cut. After that, depending on the size you are going for you may have to adjust the DIY paper rose template.

How to Get the Free Paper Rose Template

Most importantly, if you want to get the free file, all you have to do is click the link under materials to have the file emailed to you.

cricut spatula sitting on top of burgundy and teal paper cut out for paper flower

Tips For Making A Paper Rose

  • Firstly, if you want the same size paper rose that I have, you don’t need to resize them at all and you can get two per printer sized pieces of colored paper and 4 per 12×12.
  • Secondly, watch the roses video to learn how to roll your roses.
  • In conclusion, use thick card stock paper for more a firm paper rose, or lighter card stock if you want to give it more texture and folds.

I was amazed at how easy it was to make these roses and how super cute they looked finished. 

I made these beautiful paper rose shadow boxes for Mother’s day and my customers really loved them.

You can make these as small or as large as you like. 

And with this tutorial, you will definitely be able to add a little beauty to so many things. 

To sum it up, the possibilities are endless! Add a little glitter and give them some sparkle, dip the tips into a little paint or ink and recolor the edges, even use patterned paper to give it a more unique look.

I have plans of my own for teachers’ gifts, wedding bouquets, and even more shadow boxes. 

Shadow boxes are very popular right now, I have a quick tutorial on how to make an ombre paper flower shadow box, so make sure you are following along. 

I would love for you to leave me a comment telling me what else you would like to see and I hope this tutorial makes it easy for you to make your own rose.

Looking for more projects using paper roses?

open paper rose shadow box with yellow mom
Yield: 4

How Make a Paper Rose.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Paper roses and other flowers are super popular right now, especially with the popularity of the Cricut. And the Cricut also makes my free paper rose template so to cut.


  1. Load the paper rose cut file into Cricut Design Space
  2. Set the machine to cut the type of cardstock you are cutting
  3. Load the machine and cut out the paper flower template
  4. Using the spatula or weeding tool, carefully remove the paper from the mat
  5. Using the tweezers roll your roses (refer to the video to learn how to roll them)
  6. Place a dot of glue on the bottom and secure
  7. Secure the last petal with a dot of glue


Resize your roses up to 12x12 depending on your cutter.

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Julie st jean

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Thank's for my baby girl i want to make a shadow box


Monday 22nd of February 2021

Thank you Jamela.

Can I use this design rose for commercial purpose?

I would also like to know if using design for commercial purpose is free.

thank you very much.


Sunday 21st of February 2021

please send me the paper rose template

Maria Velez

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Nice work


Saturday 13th of February 2021

Could I please get the rose template?