Paper Rose DIY

Flower Rose DIY - budget friendly wedding decorations

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

Flower Rose DIY - budget friendly wedding decorations


  1. 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.
  2. Round out the edges of each slit, making what looks like a petal.
  3. Repeat for all squares.
  4. Gently curve the edges of each paper petal, rolling them at the edges.
  5. Using hot glue, dab a dot in the bottom of each petal – starting with the smallest size.
  6. Curve the petal up around each other into a tight center.
  7. Using the hot glue, continue to add the petals around each other, going from smallest to largest.
  8. As you get to the larger petals, start to fold the top of the petals back a bit.
  9. And you are finished! You now have a free standing rose that will sit perfectly in the center of any dinner plate.

Flower Rose DIY - budget friendly wedding decorations

I hope you like them!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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