I am attending a wedding this evening, and in the midst of preparation started fiddling around with some paper flowers. I love the way these paper roses look. Made from basic cardstock, they add beauty to the table with their simple elegance. Plus, I was able to make them in advance which always helps save time. Budget friendly wedding flowers, that still have the classic beauty every bride deserves. Let me show you how I made them.
Paper Rose DIY
- Cut basic cardstock into a large square shape. Repeat in about 5 various sizes, graduating down to the smallest square. Cut (3) of each size. Once you have all of your squares, cut a slit in each side – kind of like a compass (N, S, E, W) towards the center.
- Round out the edges of each slit, making what looks like a petal.
- Repeat for all squares.
- Gently curve the edges of each paper petal, rolling them at the edges.
- Using hot glue, dab a dot in the bottom of each petal – starting with the smallest size.
- Curve the petal up around each other into a tight center.
- Using the hot glue, continue to add the petals around each other, going from smallest to largest.
- As you get to the larger petals, start to fold the top of the petals back a bit.
- And you are finished! You now have a free standing rose that will sit perfectly in the center of any dinner plate.
I hope you like them!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…