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DIY Paper Flower Alora Garden Rose Tutorial

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There is something so incredibly timeless and elegant about a rose. A symbol of romance, sophistication, and a way to represent the deepest emotions- it’s no wonder we are drawn to them. Feeling these emotions myself I wanted to create something that would be the perfect addition to my paper flower collection. Putting together this DIY Paper Flower Alora Garden Rose Tutorial is my way of sharing this fantastic project with you.

Follow these step by step instructions and enjoy!

DIY Paper Flower Alora Garden Rose

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Supplies:

– 65 pound cardstock (Paper and More)
Scissors (click here for the ones I use)
– Cutting machine (click here to see the one I recommend)
– Thin wood dowel
– Templates (download template here)
– Pencil/Marker
– Practice & Patience

You will only be using 2 petal sizes with this rose, but multiple layers of each size. Cutting machine measurements are listed in the Youtube video’s desciption or use the pre-sized PDFs.

Prep your Petals:
Cut the following number of petals:
– 14 Extra Large Petals
– 19 Large Petals (Trace/Cut 2 per page for the large petals)

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Rose Center:

We’re going to make the rose center first. You will use 12 of the 19 large petals for the rose center. Set the remaining 7 aside.

Step 1:
Lay two (2) of the petals across from each other. Add glue to the overlap.

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Step 2:
Fold one petal around itself & secure with glue. Then wrap the remaining petal, opposite to it, around the other one.

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Step 3:
Add dots of glue to the inner corners of the wrapped petals to secure.

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Step 4:
We are going to repeat the same steps again a couple more times. Glue 2 more petals together then glue the first center bud we just made on top.

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Step 5:
Add dots of glue to the outer edge of the petals, then fold up and wrap around to secure.

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Step 6:
Repeat the same steps again.

Step 7:
Glue two more petals together. This time we are going to curl the edges of the petals back before folding them up.

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Step 8: 
This time add the glue closer to the base of the bud before folding up and and pressing firmly to secure.

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Step 9:
We are going to do this two more times exactly the same way. You can give it a deeper curl once it’s secure if you wish.

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Step 10:
Last time. Repeat the same steps. Note: if you feel it is easier, you can curl the petals before attaching them. I prefer to do it after attaching to be sure I’m hitting the proper angle. 

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Your DIY Paper Flower Alora Garden Rose flower center is now finished. Set it aside because now it’s time to make the base of the rose.

Base of the Rose

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I have cut about 2-inch slits at the bottom of all my remaining petals- 14 extra large & 7 large. A good guide is to cut up to the indentation of the petal.

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Step 1:
Add Glue to the very bottom and overlap slightly.

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Step 2:
Using a marker, pen, etc. curl the edges back.

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Step 3:
I’m using my 7 sided Petal Perfect base here. It measures about 6 inches. Each side is where each petal will sit. Add glue to the base of one of your extra large petals and attach to the base as I do (pictured below)

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Step 4:
Repeat 6 more times for this first layer.

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Step 5:
Each petal should be lining up roughly to each side of the heptagon shaped base.

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Step 6:
1st layer is complete. Repeat again with the remaining 7 extra large petals. Glue each of these 7 extra large petals in between the 1st layer of petals so that they are not directly in line.

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Step 7:
Now add in the 7 remaining large petals the same way we just did the last layer.

Wrapping Things Up

To finish place your rose center in the middle of the flower base.

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Voila, there you have it! a beautiful DIY Paper Flower Alora Garden Rose. Isn’t it lovely? I’d say so! As an addition, I’ve added a tutorial video below AS well as additional instructions for an extra full rose. Continue reading for DIY Paper Flower Alora Garden Rose Addendum!

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DIY Paper Flower Alora Garden Rose Tutorial Addendum

This addition is completely optional

If you prefer to have a very full rose with extra petals then you can add one more round of large petals.

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I’m adding 6 more large petals in the same pattern. Again, this is totally optional. Going this route will require an extra 3 sheets of cardstock.

Finish off the Rose the same way- by adding the center. Whichever way you choose, your rose will be gorgeous!

This flower is more advanced so, please, be patient and practice. Especially if you are new to paper crafting.

The images for this tutorial show a spray paint option. This can be added if desired. Just spray the mid center of the petal.

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Grab the small Alora recently released here!

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Click here to also check out the small Alora rose!

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4 Comments

  1. I absolutely love these flowers, but do not have a cricut or similar machine. What do I do? Can I still make them? PLEASEEEEE, help me
    Thank You,
    Laurie

    1. Hi Laurie!
      There are PDF printables included that can be hand-cut with scissors if you do not own a machine. 🙂

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