My paper rose is a popular design and with Halloween just around the corner we wanted to take that design and create a rich, dark, paper flower bouquet that would be perfect for the coming season. Ideal for Halloween, a Fall wedding or as a striking table display, our paper rose bouquet is a guaranteed head-turner. Planning a Gothic Wedding? This is the bridal bouquet for you! We used three different metallic papers and printed a watercolor wash onto them to start. We then used the pattern below to print and cut our paper rose templates. Download the SVG file if you are using a cutting machine or the PDF if you will be cutting this pattern by hand.
To make your paper roses you can watch my video tutorial here which gives you clear step-by-step instructions on how to put this pretty paper rose together. You can then take a look at this post to see how to assemble the paper rose bouquet. The secret to getting a really soft looking paper rose is to curl the petals gently with a curling tool before gluing the layers together – you will see exactly how to do this in the video but I would urge you to have a little play with some scraps of text-weight paper before you commit to your metallic paper.
I always love to see my paper flower designs out there in the world so if you make this paper flower bouquet please do share pictures with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. See you there! ~Lia
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I am new to your page. I love this bouquet, however….. how do you get the flowers to be different colors like in this picture. I see you have the paper used, red, black, plum, etc…. but how is the red different colors?
Thank you so very much!!
We used three different metallic papers and printed a watercolor wash onto them to start. This watercolor wash is in the downloads with the templates.
I was planning on adding these flowers to a Halloween front door wreath, is there any specific product you would recommend to water proof the papers? I live on the gulf coast so even though they are protected from the rain the humidity gets to everything.
Hi! Unfortunately we haven’t come across any product to waterproof paper. We like the Krylon spray to help with fading but I don’t think it works against the outdoor elements.
good morning i will be making this for my future daughter n law i have the cricut maker can you tell me what setting i would cut the metallic paper on?
We use the medium cardstock setting when cutting metallic paper. However we always recommend doing a small test cut to be sure this setting is working for your paper and machine! 🙂
What is the recommended paper weight for this project? The links provided do not take me directly to a product. Thanks in advance!
After some time spent on the paper supplier website, I found a link to your project that included all recommended papers. The Lia Griffith section there is extremely helpful AND could break the bank if I’m not careful. I want to make one of everything. ; )
Hi Cindy! We always recommend text weight paper for our paper flowers. 🙂
Hi Lia! I’m wondering where you get your paper from? I have looked for the double sided metallic, but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Your flowers are stunning.
Thanks. I have links in the footer for paper-papers.com
Love how hauntingly beautiful this rose bouquet is. I was just wondering if it is difficult to see the lines of the template when printed onto the black metallic paper? If so, is there is an easy way to convert the template lines to a different, more visible color? Also, I noticed that the rose leaf used in this bouquet differ from the ones in the attached link of DIY Paper Rose Wedding Bouquet. Can you let us know if and and where we can find a template for this particular rose leaf (I find the leaves used in the black paper rose bouquet to have more drama) and what color metallic paper you use your the leaves?
Thank you for doing what you do!!
Hi there. I just added the leaf for you. Thanks for pointing that out. Sometimes when we are going at full speed we miss a detail or two. 😉
I wrote you recently requesting more crafts and art made by YOU and less of the Cricut projects. I want to send a big “thank you” for giving your readers more of what I asked for. I have noticed! You and your team are wonderful creatives and I love your recent blog posts of creations made by you all. Great stuff. Thanks, Zoe
Thank you so much! Trust me we take all of our readers comment and feedback to heart and you will see more non Cricut projects:-)
OMG Lisa–these are beautiful. Funny–I just ordered some black paper for the anemone that you recently posted, but these are over the top. Time to get to paper-papers again!!!!