How to Make Paper Roses
Valentine’s Day: the holiday of love. In reality, the holiday of roses, chocolates, and sappy cards. Now, I could’ve totally went the route of chocolate but I would’ve ate it all. As for the sappy cards, just look at my Christmas printables (been there, done that). So I decided to go with how to make paper roses. More importantly, paper roses, out of JAM Paper. Literally.
Getting started is the easy part.
You are going to start by downloading our wonderful and FREE printable. You can click here Paper Rose Template or scroll to the bottom when you’re done reading. It’ll be there too!
Next is to CUT. Now I personally tried 3 different ways to make the rose, with 3 different number of petals.
My favorite was, of course, the most work. But it definitely came out the best. So here’s my recommended number.
- 4 “First” or inner flowers
- 2 “Last” or outer flowers
- ALL TOGETHER: six sheets of paper
The “first” flowers are the four inner flowers and there is a certain way to bend each of these and a certain way to hot glue them to the other petals. Same goes with the outer, which is why I wanted to differentiate them.
Layer 6 pieces of paper onto the template, and cut out! The template will make four 3D roses if you layer 6 pieces of JAM paper on top of each other.
Next: Start Your Hot Glue!
When you start hot gluing, the first thing you want to do is make the first ‘petal’ (or piece of the shape) to be glued together. This is your ‘bud’.
Then, your hot gluing really begins. Each 1D flower is its own layer of the 3D flower.
When you are working with the first flowers (flower one through four), you want to start by bending inward. When you are hot gluing them, you want to hot glue the two sides of the petal, so that each will attach to the flower that has already begun to bloom.
Once you get four layers in there, all bending inward, all glued on the sides, you will start your 2 outer flowers (flower five and six). Now this is when everything changes!
You are now bending outward, basically in the opposite direction of how bending usually goes. And you want to kind of wrinkle it up. This is the difference between the two:
Then when you are hot gluing, you are gluing the bottom part of the petal to the 3D flower. NOT the sides.
*** Remember this change ***
So let’s go over it. This is how you bend both inner and outer flowers:
And this is how you hot glue them:
Once you are satisfied, you may even want another outer layer, you are done! Here’s how mine came out:
I really hope you enjoyed this blog. I know it’s kind of confusing but once you have everything set up, it will make more sense. Make sure to comment on your own paper flower creations! We’d love to see them and post them to the blog!