Today is Valentine’s Day so we naturally have roses on our mind. But rather than buying a bouquet of roses that will wilt and die in the coming weeks, we prefer crafting a gorgeous handmade bouquet that is as lasting as your love for that special someone! We have shared tutorials for metallic paper rose buds and felt rose buds, but this will be our first bud using our favorite specialty paper. Crepe paper rose buds are a great beginner’s flower, especially if you are looking for an easy homemade gift for a loved one. Plus, this was the perfect flower to show off for our visit from Drew Carney! Our favorite local news anchor stopped by for his morning segment Out and About with Drew Carney as a part of Sunrise on KGW.
For the Budding Crepe Crafters
Before starting this project, we encourage you to watch our Crepe Paper 101 video, where you will learn all about cutting and working with this fabulous material.
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- Craft Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper – Cherry & Raspberry, Flamingo & Peony Pink, White & Vanilla
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Juniper
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Print the PDF template below and use as a guide for cutting your crepe pieces. Make sure you are cutting with the grain of the crepe. 1 fold of double-sided crepe paper will yield 9 rose buds.
- With the edge of close scissors, curl both top corners of the petals, making sure you move in the direction of the grain. Gently stretch the centers of the petals to make them more cup-like.
- Cut wire to 10 inches and bend the tip downward, creating a small loop. Starting with the smallest petal, place glue at the bottom inside petal and wrap around the wire loop.
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We loved using these rose buds as an opportunity to explore more designs using the double sided papers from our selection of crepe. The double sided papers are simply two sheets of extra fine crepe fused together. There are plenty of color combos to choose from, but we specifically used 3 of the double sided (listed in the Materials section) for a classic rose color palette, including our newest combination of White and Vanilla. We recommend gently using the edge of your scissors or a pencil to help curl your petals. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below for a visual guide to crafting your crepe paper rose buds!
For another beautiful flower for beginners using our double sided papers, don’t miss our crepe anemones. You can browse through all of our crepe paper flowers for more inspiration, or leave a comment below with suggestions for flower tutorials that you would like to see next. If you would like to pick out a custom color palette for your rose buds, pop into our online shop to see all of our specialty papers. We love admiring your crafty successes, so please share your project photos with us using #MadeWithLia on Instagram! Head over to our membership page to join our crafting community, or find all of our free video tutorials on our YouTube channel. Cheers! ~ Lia & Team
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hi, i purchased the rose crepe paper flower kit from amazon. It included the printed template, bt did not provide any link to the digital templates. How can i access them? Thanks!
The link is on the inside of the packaging in the instructions. Follow the link then select “Download Rose Template” just under the image of the rose kit.
Beautiful ! I have been looking all week what flowers to make. Where can you buy the crepe paper to make a couple of flowers to see if you like them ? Thank you !!!
Hi Debra! You can experiment with any crepe you can find at a craft store or even the Dollar store.
about how many flowers can you get out of one sheet of paper?
Hi! 1 fold of double-sided crepe paper will yield 9 rose buds.
Just in time for V Day! I don’t know what took me so long to join but man I am so excited. Between this, Cricut Maker and Craftsy Unlimited Ill be super busy for awhile WooHoo!
Yay so happy to hear this!!
have you ever cut crepe paper petals using the svg pattern on the silhouette?
No, I haven’t used a Silhouette in years so I don’t know what it can do these days. If you try, let us know!
So nice………..they look so real.
So nice……….. they look so real.
Thank you! 🙂
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can you make a video of these please
We’ll have a video of a paper rose soon!
I admire your work so much Lia! It removes helps me ease depression and stress. Thank you for sharing your talent!
I’m happy to hear it, Allyssa. Crafting is very therapeutic for me!
Love these! I added 6 more large petals to make the roses wider and it turned out great!
oh, how beautiful they are!!! breathtaking…they look so real!!!
Thank you so much!
Aww, these are so sweet!! Love your site, Lia!! Makes me happy!
Thank you Sue, I love to hear it! It inspires us to continue to do our best work 🙂
Was needing spray roses for my daughters wedding bouquet. You’re timing is awesome! Thank you! Looking for some crepe paper freesia too (before May) hint hint. ; )
I’ve had crepe freesia on my list! We have a paper one you could try 😉 https://liagriffith.com/freesia-paper-flower/
Just ordered some metallic paper to give them a try. Thank you again for such gorgeous patterns!
Awesome!! You’re so welcome 🙂
I saw you on kgw this morning. These flowers are so beautiful! I’m getting some crepe paper today and will pull out my glue gun. Can’t wait to make these!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely project.
Thank you so much!