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DIY Paper Rose (with free flower template)

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This is a tutorial for how to make rolled paper flowers – cricut edition. I’ve included a free small rose paper flower template. Instructions on how to get the free rolled flowers svg are at the end of the article. 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. 

Here are the materials I used for this paper rose:

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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.

Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels

My favorite assortment include Roses Cardstock, Purple Passion and Pink Buttons

This is the rose colors set I used from Recollections. You can also get it from Amazon as well.

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.

Cutter – I make mine on the Cricut but a pair of scissors will do as well.

Paper clip – this is optional but it helps

Let’s get started…

How to make a paper rose

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 my hand.

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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.

paper rose template

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.

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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.

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