Learn how to make giant paper roses out of cardstock with free templates! The roses are perfect for creating romantic flower backdrops for weddings or parties, and a single rose looks great as a wall ornament. We created the roses in an ombré effect and went from dark to light, choosing a deep mulberry tone for the outer petals and making the inner petals and centre light pink. Of course, these paper roses look absolutely gorgeous if you choose only one colour.
You can download the giant paper rose
flower template for making the petals at the end of this post. And for more
flower paper crafts, check out our giant paper dahlia tutorial!
Get your glue gun ready and let’s craft
beautiful large paper roses! In our video tutorial we show how to do it in 5
Since we want to curl and bend the petals, it’s best
to use a light-weight cardstock for this project, 65 lb cardstock is ideal. The
petals are made with our printable large rose flower template, which you can
How to attach paper roses
You have different options when it comes to hanging
paper flowers. You can use a piece of ribbon a wire loop threaded through the
base of the rose and then hang it on the wall using a nail or a hook. This
presentation looks particularly great if you want to present a single rose as a
wall ornament. If you want to assemble a floral backdrop, it can be more
practical to use double-sided tape or command strips instead of a ribbon.
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How to make giant paper roses with a free template
Learn how to make giant paper roses out of cardstock with free templates! The roses are perfect for creating romantic flower backdrops for weddings or parties, and a single rose looks great as a wall ornament.
Create the base. To make the base, glue the circle template on a piece of cardboard and cut out a little larger than the template. If you want to hang the rose, make a small slit near the top of the circle and insert a piece of ribbon.
Use the template. Print out the template and cut out the four petal shapes and the rose center. Lightly trace each template with a pencil and cut out the petals and center. You need five of each “XL”, “L”, “M” and “S” petals, as well as 3 rose centers.
Shape the petals. Cut a small slit into the middle at the bottom of each petal. Using a hot glue gun, create an overlap. Be careful when handling the glue, it can be quite hot. Curl back the top edges of the “XL” and “L” petals. For the “M” and “S” petals, curl one edge forward and the other back. The handle of a wooden spoon works well for this.
Build the center. Working with one rose center, curl both ends of one petal inwards and glue them into a cone. Curl the second petal outwards and glue it to the cone. Glue the two remaining centers together at a 90-degree angle. Curl one edge back, the other forward, and attach the cone in the middle. Now, glue the inwardly curled edges of the petals to the cone, forming a spiral.
Assemble the flower. To assemble the flower, add a little hot glue to the bottom of the “XL” petals, and stick them around the cardboard circle. Allow the petals to overlap slightly. Add the next row of petals, the “L” petals, in-between the first. Continue this process with the “M” and “S” petals, and finish the rose by gluing on the center. To remove any glue strings blow over the flower with a hair dryer until the strings disappear.
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