When a reader wrote in asking if we had a paper rose bud template on the site, I was shocked to realize that we did not have one! It is so obvious! We have our beautiful felt rose bud tutorial, so it was definitely time to make a paper version happen. Mother’s Day is next month, which is a perfect opportunity to make a paper rose bud or two to include in your Mother’s Day bouquet!
Start this project by gathering your materials. We chose a pretty pink metallic paper for the buds, but any rose color would look beautiful. You will also need floral wire and floral tape for this project. Once you have your materials ready, download the templates below. Use the SVG to upload directly to your cutting machine, or download the PDF if you are cutting by hand. If you are using the PDF file, you can print the template directly onto the paper you will be using for your flowers and cut from there. After you have your pieces trimmed and ready to go, follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below to guide you through the assembly process. Attach your paper rose bud to a piece of floral wire with hot glue, and then cover it will floral tape before gluing on your leaves. There are two versions of the paper rose bud representing different stages of blooming.
- Text Weight Metallic Paper — Rose Quartz, Botanic (discontinued; use Shine Moss)
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
These buds are gorgeous on their own, but of course they would also be great in a full arrangement. Pair them with our jumbo garden roses or our classic long stemmed roses. They would also look beautiful mixed into a bouquet of fresh flowers. Or, make a paper rose bud to use as a pretty and feminine gift topper! Browse our entire collection of paper flowers to build your own arrangement with all of your favorite flowers. And don’t hesitate to write in with your own suggestions of projects or flowers for us to make next! Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your crafty ideas. Until next time! ~ Lia & Team