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.
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!
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.
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.
What you need to make a rose out of paper is:
- Cricut cutting machine
- Spatula or weeding tool (to help get them off the mat)
- Light Grip Mat
- Cricut Cardstock Sampler or other cardstock 65lb weight
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- Needle-nose tweezers (to roll them)
- My easy rose template, grab it below.
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.
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.