How To Make A Rose Flower (version 3)

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Materials

  • A4 piece of paper in the colour of your choice ( i used 80gsm/copy paper)
  • An A4 green piece of paper
  • 1 1/2 inches, 1 1/4 inches and 1 inch diameter objects (you can use paper punches if you have some in different sizes
  • scissors
  • a toothpick (cocktail stick)
  • A pencil
  • A skewer

Tracing cutting and shaping

  • Trace and cut all three circle sizes. Make 6 circles for each size
  • Coil them up with a tooth pick
  • Unravel all but one, leave one of the smallest ones still coiled up. But make sure that the unraveled ones are still curled up a bit for dimension
  • The unraveled circle is the centre. It is to this piece that all the other circles (petals) will be glued
  • Apply glue to the bottom part of the circles and glue them around the circle coiled piece. Start with the smallest ones and finish with the bigger circles.

The stem

  • Cut the green piece of paper into 4 (A6 sizes)
  • Coil one of the pieces with the skewer
  • Cut slits into the top of the coil piece (at least 4)
  • Spread the slits apart and glue the flower on them

The leaves

  • Cut one of the A6 pieces of paper in half
  • Fold the cut pieces in half and then cut into three equal parts
  • Cut leaf shapes.  You should have 6 pieces
  • glue them to the stem

 

Assembly

Have a look at the video and see for yourself how easy it is to make this rose.

 

Happy crafting!!!

 

 

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How To Make A Paper Rose Flower (Type 2)

 

Materials

  • An A4 sheet of paper (I used 80gsm/copy paper but you can use thicker sheets of paper)
  • Glue
  • A pencil
  • Toothpicks/cocktail sticks
  • Scissors

Folding, cutting & curling

Folding and cutting.

  • Fold the A4 sheet of paper in half along the length and cut (if you have a paper trimmer you can just go ahead and cut it in half)
  • Fold again in half as before and cut. You should have 4 long strips
  • You can now cut small squares 2 1/8″x 2 1/8″(about 5.25cm x 5.25cm) and then fold them diagonally.Or fold one corner of the strip inwards forming  a triangle and then cut (this is my shortcut)
  • Each flower will need 8 petals so cut 8 squares
  • Fold the triangles you just made into smaller triangles
  • Pinch or score a line on the tip opposite the longest side of the triangle (about 1 cm (1/2 an inch)
  • Sketch a curved line from each end of the scored line towards the opposite longest side
  • Cut along the sketched lines (if you have a good eye you can cut without sketching the curved lines)

Curling

  • using a pencil  or pen curl the petals to give them some dimension (curl them inwards). Do this to 6 of the petals
  • For the remaining two petals use a cocktail stick/tooth pick to curl from the top edge of a petal to the opposite tip. These two remaining petals are for the centre that is why the curls have to be tighter than for the other 6 petals.

Assembly

Assembling the flower is easy, just apply some glue and stuck the petals making sure to alternate the petals. Watch the video to better understand what has been explained.

 

Happy crafting!!