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Beautiful Handmade Paper Roses Tutorial

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Handmade paper roses

Handmade paper roses

Make Your Own Decorative Paper Roses

Don't go out and buy expensive paper flower embellishments. Do what I do and make them yourself! I love making handmade paper roses. With the vast selection of gorgeous papers to choose from, you can come up with many different looks.

Maybe you aren't the crafty type but that is okay. These paper roses are super easy, much easier than you may think, and once you get the hang of it, you will be making tons of them in no time!

What to Embellish With Decorative Roses

  • Chunky greeting cards
  • Scrapbook layouts
  • Decorating canvas
  • Shadow boxes
  • Wreaths
  • Topiaries
  • Clothespins
  • Garlands
Supplies for handmade paper roses

Supplies for handmade paper roses

What You Will Need

  • Cardstock
  • Flower Paper Punch with 5 or 6 petals
  • Skewer or something else similar
  • Glue gun or another fast-drying glue
  • Scissors (optional for distressing or petal shaping)

Step 1: Punch Out Your Flowers

Select whatever card stock you want to use for your roses and then punch five flower shapes out of the card stock.

If you don't have a flower-shaped punch, you can use scissors to cut out five flower shapes, just make sure they are all the same size and shape with at least five petals.