DIY Paper Rose Tutorial
Just in time for the New Year is the Bella style rose (which can be found in my book The Art of Giant Paper Flowers). It’s elegant, timeless, and would be perfect for adding a touch of softness to your winter decor and parties. I can’t wait to share my new DIY Paper Rose Tutorial today.
This rose follows the basic method but adds in a Ruby Rose small flower design as its center. Ruby Rose can be used as a bouquet style flower but for this tutorial, it has been incorporated into the Bella style as the center.
Let’s get started, shall we? (FULL Video Tutorial Below)
Bella Rose DIY Paper Flower Tutorial
Cut the following number of petals.
- Extra large petal (first layer) – 7-8
- Large petal (second layer) – 7-8
- Medium petal (third layer) – 6-7
- Small petal (fourth layer) – 6-7
- Ruby Center – 4
- 1 3-4 inch circle
To start on our DIY paper rose tutorial, cut 2 in slits at the bottom of all the petals and overlap slightly. Curl the extra large and large petals backward. Next, curl the medium petals one side backward and one side inwards and curl the small petals inwards.
Build your first layer as in the basic method. Overlap each petal at a 45 degree angle until all 7 or 8 of your extra large petals meet together.
Add your circle over the back. You can also cut a small square.
Step 5, 6 & 7
Add in the second, third and fourth layers of petals.
Using the thin wood dowel, curl each of the Ruby rose petals around the dowel, like you’re rolling up paper.
Next, layer the Ruby petals together. Add your first two layers together, one on top of the other. Be sure to alternate the petals. Don’t directly stack them. Continue with the last two Ruby petal layers, curling the last two cuts tighter so the rose comes together as if blooming.
Pro Tip: If you do not have a thin wood dowel, a spare glue stick works perfect in a pinch when rolling these small flowers
You should have a Ruby rose center that looks something like this. Now just glue it into the center of the Bella rose, and you are finished!
After the holidays there is nothing more relaxing than sitting down and doing some DIY when there is no hustle & bustle required. These Bella Roses bring so much beauty and softness to any space. I can’t wait to hear how much joy it brings your way!
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