We Lived Happily Ever After: DIY: Paper Roses

Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY: Paper Roses

I am so excited to share my Paper Roses with you all.

They are really simple to make, but a little time consuming.


Cut out various sizes of petals mimicking a rose; curve the petals by pressing into the palm of your hand to give it realistic texture.


You can hot glue gun the petals together but I prefer sewing them together so I won't burn myself (I always do!) and I won't go through so many of my precious glue sticks. :)

You want each petal to be a little taller (and bigger) than the one in the layer before it. It makes it more realistic.

So Pretty! :)

 I got these branches from budding lilacs. I LOVE THEM!
If you get them just when they are budding you will have branches that look really life like and they will last you for a long time. Just don't cut them too late into the budding process or the leaves will dry out & fall off. 

The budding branches just give it another level of realism.

Here are some of the white ones I made:

They just brighten up my day!

Working on this one... haha, it's a little all over the place. :)

This is a really easy way to bring some pretty flowers into any event (party or wedding) without having to worry about them lasting, or spending a lot of $$$.


  1. I love this! I can't wait to make these for my wedding center pieces! I think they will look so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I so glad you like them! They will make lovely centerpieces. Have fun!

      Love, Hannah

  2. Hey I Love it... I'm from Brazil and here we buy everything done.. but i love the DIS thing... i'm gonna do it to xmas... thnxs!!!!

  3. These are stunning! My daughter and I will have to try this project! Thanks for the great idea.