- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Have a look at the video and see for yourself how easy it is to make this rose.
- An A4 sheet of paper (I used 80gsm/copy paper but you can use thicker sheets of paper)
- A pencil
- Toothpicks/cocktail sticks
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)
- 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.
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.