Symbols for love and beauty, roses are loved by almost all. Given their variety in species, colors and sizes, they are versatile additions to any flower arrangement. These paper blooms may best represent the hybrid tea rose, the modern garden rose. Make your own using supplies you likely have at home, if you are a moderate crafter. They look beautiful as a bouquet as well as with other paper flowers. With a plethora of possible color combinations, these would look lovely with paper hydrangeas. Subscribe below if you would like updates on new paper flower template files and other DIYs!
Here's what you need:
- copy paper & printer
- flower template below
- scissors or cutting machine
- floral tape
- floral wire
- glue gun
- watercolor and brush (optional if you are leaving them plain)
- Garden Roses Template Files (CLICK HERE!)
Send me an email through the "HELLO" tab above with subject "Paper Garden Roses SVG" if you would like the svg file for cutting machines. These were cut with a silhouette!
I create all files and templates during my free time using Adobe Illustrator or Silhouette Design Studio. It is a time-consuming process of endless editing as I constantly strive to perfect my designs. Personal use only, please!
Click on each picture below to enlarge and show details, while following the instructions below:
- cut out shapes using template, one sheet of 8.5"x11" paper creates one bloom.
- paint with watercolor or paint. let dry. (optional)
- glue floral stem onto edge of singular petal. roll petal around wire and glue edge to secure, forming center.
- apply glue in the shape of an arrow or triangle on tip of singular petal. glue onto center. repeat. this will form a three petal center.
- repeat step 3 with an additional three singular petals. The template includes additional singular petals - you will only need 6 to create the base of the bloom.
- place small dots of glue onto tabs of multi-petal pieces and glue to form "cups".
- string in order of 3, 4, 5, 5 petal pieces onto floral wire stem. glue to base of bloom.
- it is easiest to glue cups onto base of bloom by applying glue to the base first. refer to photos below!
- when finished, wrap stem with floral tape.
I created roses using various papers and colors, left plain or watercolored. The results proved that copy paper works best to replicate realistic blooms - the petals will appear curled even without actually curling them! Whereas with vellum orchids I preferred plain flowers, with these roses I prefer the watercolored version. Experiment and create your own!