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DIY Paper Rose Made with a Metallic Paper + Long Stemmed Rose Tutorial

Paper Rose Gift Topper Paper Rose Hair Flower Happy July everyone! Let’s start the month off with another version of a paper flower. . . the all time favorite and my first flower to make for blog readers. . . the paper rose. A few of you have been asking for my paper rose pattern in just outline form. This printable is perfect to use for making roses from colored paper, sheet music, dictionary pages or any other paper. I still suggest you use a letter or text weight paper as the card stock or even scrapbook paper does not curl as smoothly. My favorite paper to use is the metallic paper because it gives a gorgeous sheen to the petals. My favorite place to purchase this paper is at as they have such a great color selection to choose from. I have included in this post a tutorial on how to make the long stemmed rose. The wire stem makes the rose very useful as you can add it into a bouquet or trim and curl the wire end. If you want to make a rose without the stem, you can refer to my How to Make a Paper Rose video. The only difference is using a florist wire or a removable bamboo skewer to create your rose center. You can download and print onto your selected paper the rose and the leaf pattern below. Enjoy! ~ Lia

Paper Rose Corsage Paper Rose Bouquet

Long Stemmed Paper Rose Tutorial When you download my templates and printables you can give a little love back by following me on:

  1. These are the most beautiful paper roses i have seen. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Gail B

  2. Lia, very beautiful roses

  3. Hi Lia,
    You Paper roses are gorgeous. You work is truly amazing. Love them. Am trying to make them.. :) I have a quick question for you. Sometimes when I print out the rose template it fills my entire A4 size page. Sometimes it fills only half the page allowing me 2 roses per page. Can you help me with this? I am looking for the template that allows 2 roses per A4 size page.
    Thanks a TON!

    • Hi again Seena. It seems that you may be reducing it to get the half page as I design it for the full page. The roses will be very small and maybe difficult to make if you print them half size, but maybe you have nimble fingers. When you print the half, does it center on the page or go to one side? If it print on the one side you could turn the paper around and print onto the other half. If not. . . let me know and we can figure something out.

  4. Lia does text paper only come in one weight? If not what weight do you buy? Thanks

  5. Lia does text paper only come in one weight? If not what weight do you buy? Can I share with you the flowers I made out of copy paper?
    Thanks for all your help!

    • Weights may be different per paper mill, but any text weight is good. I just don’t prefer card stock as it does not curl smoothly. Yes! I want to see your copy paper flower! You can email it to me at or share it on my blog’s facebook page.

  6. I really really really love your paper roses! They are beautifull. I downloaded soms templates and look forward tot make some of them. But I need to collect some materials first.

  7. these look so real. thanks for sharing the pattern and directions with us. I followed on pinterest and going to fb now.

  8. OMG!!! your roses are awesome! Thank you for sharing. I went on and looked at the metallic papers but not sure which one would be good for a wedding bouquet-
    curious metallic, shine shimmer metallic or stardream metallic – which one would be your choice? are these papers two sided? thanks for your advice.

    • Thanks Annette! All those paper brands are good, I use all. I guess it is about which color you want. The papers are two sided so perfect for making paper flowers.

  9. Hey Lia, great tutorial and great Blog!
    I´ve just finished one of this roses! Amazing!
    I used your Printout to make a cut-file for silhouette Cameo. So i didn´t had to cut out per hand.
    Now some of my friends asked me to share the file but i don´t want it without your ok.
    Am i allowed to share the File?
    Greetings, Astrid

  10. Its awesome. Can you please tell me where to get the Metallic paper of the kind that you used.

  11. Thank you so much for uploading these tutorials! I made 3 bouquets for my friend’s wedding reception and they love it!

  12. I love your beautiful flowers! You are a special person to share all your crafts!
    Is there anyway that you could share the colors you are using on your flowers….I use the paper-papers website but its hard to tell what you are using….

    • Thanks Renee! It looks like the middle pink is no longer available, but the others two are Mars (red) and Rose Quartz (pale pink). The white is just printer paper, but you can use a metallic white like Ice Gold.

  13. Your creations are beautifully made. I am happy I came across your tutorials. Thank you also for providing us with templates. I am excited to make my first!

  14. Lia,
    I am a novice and I was amazed at how realistic and how wonderfully fun it was making these roses!
    Thank you!

  15. What is the name of the color of the metallic red paper you buy from I found one in a color called BLOOM I think but i want to make sure its red and not pink.

  16. Hey Lia, your stuff are really beautiful! The photos are well-snapped, the colors are well-matched… I love them so much!!!

    Thanks for sharing! <3

  17. hey! its a beautiful creation! :-)
    i just want to know which paper i should use so that i can put it in my printer to get that printout of layout?

    • You can use any paper you like. I prefer a letter or text weight paper as it curls better. In this post I used a metallic paper.

      • thanks you so much for the help :-)

        Can you help me on one more thing, the paper rose wreath u made , other than foam disc what can i use in its base?
        i want to make that its really really pretty :-)

  18. Lia. Thanks a lot for sharing . Your site is GREAT. Now I’m following you in Pinterest
    Hugs from Colombia

  19. Lia. Thank you so much for your generosity. I have come to your site repeatedly to print off flower patterns and have enjoyed giving these wonderful creations to family and friends. That combination of creative and generous is wonderful and such a blessing. Thanks again!

  20. Another GORGEOUS Art I ABSOLUTELY have to learn & learn extremely well!
    I think so highly of talented people like yourself who graciously share projects and ideas so that others can learn!
    THANK YOU!!!

  21. Beautiful, what kind of paper do we use, methalic or normal?

    • In this version I did use metallic but I have used a solid color paper as well. It is up to your style. I do highly recommend a text weight over card stock though.

  22. Its wonderful! But where can I find this type of metallic paper in Hungary? :) No problem I will try it! :D

  23. wow…so gorgeous!

  24. Hi,

    I just saw this pinned in pinterest. I really like it and would want to try creating one.

    Can you please tell me where to get the Metallic paper of the kind that you used?


    • I did give you two links on the post for where I buy my metallic paper. You can go check those out. I use text weight not card stock.

  25. Will make these soon. Love them and so simple to make. Thank you for sharing!

  26. awe sooooooooooooooo pretty, thanks for sharing.

  27. These are beautiful!

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