This free small rose paper flower template is available in my resource library.
I’ve included a free small rose paper flower template. I made these with medium weight cardstock, I found it to be the best paper for rolled flower and best paper for Cricut flowers in general.
I love making these rolled paper roses in all different sizes and colors. They look fantastic in a bouquet for a shadow box or as additional decor on a gift.
I’ve included a printable version in addition to an SVG of the paper rose template but it does get a little tedious cutting these by hand.
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Materials for Paper Rose – paper rose template, Cardstock and the Cricut:
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Cardstock in the color of your choice – I prefer lighter weight (65lb) cardstock paper because it flexes easier when curling the petals. I also like cardstock that doesn’t have a white core. Here are some of my favorites:
- Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels
- Favorite Assorted Pink/Blush 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Favorite Assorted Purple 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon
- Neenah Collections Assorted Set from Amazon
- Kraft Cardstock from Michaels
Glue – I like tacky glue mostly because I don’t like to get out the glue gun when I don’t have to. I get the smaller size from Michaels so its easier to use but you can also order it from Amazon as well.
Paper clip – this is optional but it helps
Let’s get started…
How to make a rose with paper step by step
Step 1: Print your free rose paper flower template
I’ve created a printable flower template available in multiple formats. Access instructions for your free template are available at the end of the article.
Step 2: Cut the printable flower template
I cut my paper flower templates on the Cricut but it is totally doable by hand.
Step 3: Roll the rose cut out
I like to use tweezers to make a tight core. Start with the outer most end of the spiral. Once you’ve wrapped the paper a couple of times around, clip it with a paper clip.
Step 4: Glue flower in place
I like to first glue the tab on the outer most petal (the petal at the center of the spiral) to the 4th most outer petal. This creates the outer perimeter of the rose. I then glue only the other perimeter of petals to the base circle.
I do it this way so I can adjust the internal petals after setting the glue.
Step 5: Adjust the internal spirals
If you want this part to stay in place, you can lift the spiral and apply additional glue. I tend to just leave it.
Step 6: Curl the petals
Or don’t curl it, it’s really up to you.