Stop and Craft Some Roses

Quick and easy elegance! We absolutely adore this sweet wild paper rose. Roses are an age-old symbol for romance and beauty. Spread the love with a bouquet of these delicate crepe paper wild flowers! Adorn a table with a vase full of these gorgeous blooms or pin a single paper wild rose to your favorite jacket. It’s the simple things that make life sweeter.    

Tools & Materials

  • Extra Fine Crepe Paper 
  • 20 Gauge Floral Wire
  • Green Floral Tape
  • 9mm or 10mm Wood Beads
  • Gold Craft Paint & Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • Needle Nose Pliers & Wire Cutters

Steps

  1. Gather the materials and tools listed above.
  2. Cut all pieces according to the pattern. NOTE: Match the grain of the paper to the marks on the patterns.
  3. With needle nose pliers, bend the tip of the wire and slide it onto a wooden bead so that the bend fits snugly in the hole.
  4. Stretch the oval pieces to form a cup and then place them over the wired balls. Twist at the base to form a snug fit, then glue the flaps to hold it in place.
  5. Dip the tops of the yellow wrapped centers into gold paint and let dry.
  6. Twist the fringe pieces of the yellow strips to create a stamen and dip tips in gold paint. Let dry.
  7. For bud petals, stretch the centers to form a cup. For flower petals, curl the top two corners at an angle with the edge of your scissors and stretch the center to form a cup.
  8. Wrap the twisted fringe stamen under the base of the center ball and glue it into place.
  9. Glue 5 bud petals under the base of the pink covered stemmed ball in rotation.
  10. Glue 5 flower petals around the base of the yellow center with the stamen.
  11. Looking at the face of the bloom, arrange the petals so they are evenly spaced and let dry.
  12. Glue 5 sepal pieces to the base of the bud, the bloom and the petal-free sepal.
  13. For the leaves, cut the 20 gauge wire to 6 inches. Run a bead of glue along the center of one side of the leaf and place the wire onto the glue. Add the second half of the leaf over the wire and let dry. NOTE: The grain of leaf halves should form a “V” shape.
  14. Wrap floral tape on all wire stems.
  15. Arrange all blooms and leaves into a bundle, tape the stems together, and then bend the wire to finish your blooming stem of wild roses.

Tips

For this paper wild rose, Lia used craft glue, however you can also use hot glue. If using craft glue, make sure to give your project plenty of time to dry along the way. We used our crepe paper in the colors Blush, Chiffon and Cypress, but feel free to play around with colors and get creative!

Explore More

Paper flowers are a team favorite here at Lia Griffith. Check out our website for over 100 other DIY paper flower templates and tutorials!

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