How to Make a Curled Paper Rose

by Richard Toole

If you enjoy making homemade craft projects, you may like making your own curled paper roses. Paper roses can be used on special occasions, holidays or just as an enjoyable hobby for you. With a little time and practice, you will able to churn out paper roses for your family and friends to enjoy as well.

Items you will need

  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Crepe paper
  • Ear pick or other long, thin stick
  • White tissue paper
  • Green paper-covered floral wire
  • White craft glue
Step 1

Draw an elongated, teardrop shape on a piece of cardboard. The teardrop should be about 2 inches long and about 1.5 inches wide at its widest point. Cut the shape out with a pair of scissors.

Step 2

Place the cardboard on a piece of crepe paper. Trace the outline of the cardboard shape 14 times. Cut out the 14 teardrop-shaped pieces from the crepe paper.

Step 3

Wrap one edge of a piece of crepe paper around an ear pick or some other long type of stick. Curl the edge inwards toward the center. Curl each of the two longest edges, then curl the wider of the other two edges inwards as well. The narrow edge of the teardrop shape is the only edge you do not curl. Repeat this step for the remaining 13 teardrop shapes so they all have three curled edges.

Step 4

Cut a strip of white tissue paper than is 1 inch wide and the entire length of the piece of paper.

Step 5

Curl the entire strip of tissue paper around a green paper-covered floral wire. Wind the paper strip around the wire. Apply a small dab of white craft glue to the paper once you have wound the entire strip around the wire.

Step 6

Place one the pieces of crepe paper on a table so the curled edges are facing down. Smear some glue in the middle of the paper.

Step 7

Place the tissue paper-covered end of the floral wire into the middle of the crepe paper and glue. Fold one edge of the crepe paper over the top of the tissue paper center. The crepe paper edge should not completely overlap the other side; there should be about 1/4-inch of space. Smear a dab of glue on the edge.

Step 8

Fold the other side of the crepe paper over the first side so that the edges are folded completely around the floral wire.

Step 9

Smear some glue in the middle of another piece of crepe paper. Place this piece of paper around the first piece and floral wire. Wrap the piece all the way around the center of the rose. Try to flare the outer edges so it looks like open flower petals.

Step 10

Continue gluing the remaining pieces of crepe paper around the center of the rose. Keep bending or flaring the outside edges so that it looks like a rose in full bloom when you are finished.

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