Paper roses are a fun craft to make and require minimal supplies. They also make a great gift to give to someone special! You can make paper roses using the rolling method which is both quick and easy. Alternatively, you can make paper roses using the folding method which takes a bit longer and requires more practice. Both methods have a beautiful and impressive end result!

I did this blog banners for years, but once I realized a year or so ago that a blog banner each month (graphic design is not exactly my specialty) might not be the best use of my time, there was no going back. Yvonne is so creative and always surprises me with new, fun ideas.

For this month’s banner, I emailed Yvonne a request that said something along the lines of “Color! Horses! Whee!”

A few days later, she sent the banner you see this month. But rather than use illustrations in the banner as she always does, she created–and then photographed–sweet little paper flowers. I thought it gave the banner such an and texture.

Yvonne sent me this tutorial for the flowers so you guys can make them yourself. I think they’re adorable.


Colored paper stock
Pencil (larger flower)
Q-tip (smaller flower)

(Pencil example.)

Step 1

Get 1 sheet of A4 construction paper. A4 is the standard size of paper and measures 8.3 in × 11.7 in (21 cm × 30 cm). Choose your preferred color of construction paper to make the paper roses with

The number of paper roses that you can make per sheet of paper depends on the size of each rose. In this example, 1 sheet of A4 paper is large enough to make 1 paper rose.

You don’t have to use construction paper. Cardstock, scrapbooking paper, music sheets, and old book pages can all also be used.Popular paper colors for roses are pink, red, white, yellow, orange, and blue. or
Draw a spiral on any size square inch paper (the bigger the square, the bigger the flower.)
If you feel confident in your skills, just go ahead and out a spiral shape without drawing the spiral from your square sized paper.

Step 2
With a pencil or Q-tip, roll the end of the paper towards you until the you reach to that part of the spiral.
Be sure to keep a tight roll.

Step 3
When you’ve reached to it gently take out the pencil or q-tip.

You’re done!

These are super sweet on branches and displayed in your favorite vase or to cover a table setting.

For this months PW banner I used 1.5″ to 3″ squares of colored card stock and a crafters quilling tool, sold very at craft stores.

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