These paper roses may be one of the easiest crafts I have ever made! They take less than five minutes and all you need is red paper and a pair of scissors.
Grab your paper and make sure it is a square.
If it is a rectangle, just fold one top corner down to the opposite edge and line up the edges to create a triangle. Then trim off whatever paper is outside the triangle – usually another rectangle shape. When you unfold your triangle you will have a square!
Now start cutting from the edge of your square and cut in a spiral, round and round until you get to the centre. Trim of the odd shaped edge strip when you finish.
Next, starting from the centre of the spiral gradually wrap the paper around itself to create a rose shape. Wrap it super tight, like a roll of paper tube. The tighter you wrap it, the better the rose will sit once you release it.
Once you have the whole spiral wrapped into a tight tube, sit it on a table and let it loosen. It should loosen enough to look like a rose. You can add a little tape or glue to stop it loosening any further, or just let it go.
What To Do with Your Paper Roses
- Fill a little bowl and display
- Add a wire or pipe cleaner stem
- Fill a jar
- Attach to a gift
- Add a ribbon and tie
- Attach a handful to a string for a garland
- Start with a large piece of card and make them jumbo size
- For a more sturdy version, use felt