rolled paper flowers {tutorial}


Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites.

Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers:

1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. Each of these projects are my adaptation of something I’ve seen elsewhere.  In other words, I do not take credit for ‘inventing’ these blossoms.

2. Simple, inexpensive projects are my favorite. Each of the flowers this week use just a few low-cost materials and can be created by even the beginning crafter.  I hope you give them a try!

3. My fingernails are a mess. I should probably take calcium supplements or at least get a manicure. Sorry you have to look at them.

Okay, so let’s begin.


rolled flowers

Here’s what you’ll need:


:: paper {either cover or text weight}

:: florist wire

:: scissors, pencil, glue gun

STEP ONE: cut irregular circle


This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish.

cut 2

STEP TWO: cut spiral

cut spiral

Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center.


I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular

spiral 2

If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting. I did this one with a straight edge, but you could make it bumpy as well.


To add a little interest to my bouquet, I used a variety of yellow scrapbook papers {my favorite is that yellow dot}


STEP THREE: roll your blossom

start rolling

start at the outside edge and coil tightly



Continue rolling until you get to the center. You’ll have a tightly coiled rosette.


STEP FOUR: release coil


And your flower grows.

STEP FIVE: glue together


Add a glob of glue to the center and press to adhere the coiled paper



cut a leaf shape out of green paper


Fold in an accordion-style fold

fold leaf

and adhere with a dab of hot glue.

glue leaf


Cut a piece of floral wire to desired size {mine are about 6 inches} and bend a small piece at a 90 angle.


Glue wire to the bottom of the flower.

glue wire

Then attach the leaf to cover the wire.

glue leaf


When grouped together, you have a very sweet bouquet of wilt-less blossoms.



sweet bouquet

I also tried these with sheet music.

sheet music

And attached to a wreath form covered in linen.

music flowers

Aren’t those the cutest paper rosettes? Start rolling :

I’ll see you tomorrow for another flower project.

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272 Responses to rolled paper flowers {tutorial}

  1. Apryl August 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I just made dozens and dozens of these lovely flowers out of various baby prints and put them in mason jars with moss as centerpieces for a baby shower my friends and I hosted. They were a huge hit…so much so, my sister has asked me to do the same for her shower in October. Thank you so much for the amazing idea.

  2. Brooke August 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Thank you so much! They are beautiful AND easy! Just what I was looking for. (:

  3. VinPro elegance August 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Very creative,looks beautiful.Thanks for sharing

  4. Beth K September 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing and for such detailed instructions and beautiful photos. I can’t wait to make an elegant bouquet for my baby girl’s nursery.

  5. paupau September 29, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    These are awesome! I made some for a friend’s wedding, too! I posted it here:

  6. khadija October 8, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    tried making and it turned out perfect…its easy n looks awesome. made a beautiful photo frame n gifted to my friend n she loved it. thanks a lot.

  7. nani October 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Thank you so much for your tutorial on these beautiful flowers. Im going to try to make some. Will let you know the results. Blessings

  8. Emily Sanford October 16, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    These look so great! Can’t wait to try them–maybe in white and green, with sparkles, for Christmas time!

  9. Send flowers to Japan November 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    You hand work so beautiful & clean very great job you did beautiful paper flower work i love it

  10. November 6, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Beautiful! This is an elegant design. I love the idea of making rose shaped flowers out of sheet music. It would make a great gift idea for my son’s music teacher.

  11. Judy November 9, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    I love this idea. I will be have a luncheon in a few years and my flowers are roses and I love music…this would be great for a center piece…Thanks.


  12. Sarah November 22, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    oh my goodness, I tried making these and was doing it all wrong. Now I know how to do it, thank you!

  13. Ann Martin November 26, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks for your super tutorial – just linked to it!

  14. Carrie January 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    You get a serious high 5 for this tutorial! Thanks a bunch!

  15. asroful January 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    super! i love it!

  16. Ally February 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    I recently made a bouquet of paper roses for Valentines and my partner loved them!

    So much so she now wants me to make them for our upcoming wedding…!

    I was just wondering though (for us Brits) can you please tell me what grammage of paper is best for making these? (I’ve tried to understand your text weight and cover weight but to no avail!)


  17. Zuza March 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    I love it! Great description, now I can do it myself :)

  18. sawaira March 24, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    these r really awesome…!

  19. sheetal November 6, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Thank you!
    it was very easy …and the rosettes are amazing..i will make them for my son’s scrap book..


  20. anna February 12, 2014 at 2:36 am #

    thank you for giving instructions without me having to join a site

  21. Heather @ Curly Girl Kitchen February 14, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    I just adore these rolled flowers, and I made a few to top a cake I made for Valentine’s. I think I’m also going to make a garland of the rolled flowers to hang over a black metal arbor for my wedding this fall. Thanks for a great tutorial!

    Here’s a link to the flowers I made for my cake:

  22. meghna April 22, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    lovely ideas!!!…shall be trying them soon..thanku

  23. Susan July 30, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    Hi there — I saw in a recent blog post that you had changed servers for the blog. Please note that the pictures for this post are not coming up. Plus there is some random weirdness in the text, such as “Aren’t those the cutest paper rosettes? Start rolling …”

    • emily July 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

      Yes – crazy symbols are all over the place. We are working to get the images and symbols fixed. Sorry for the trouble!

  24. Rosita Aldrich August 1, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    So enjoy….glad to find you again! Trying hard to get your rolled paper tutorial and the pics will not come up.? Is there anything I can do? I am passing your blogname around as fast/much as I can! My husband graduated 3yrs. ago and at graduation I gave your blog name to family there attending…keep on!;) ~Blessings

  25. Layla August 27, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    i CAN’T see your photos can u help me???
    amazing job :D

  26. rhythminblue September 4, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Yeah, the pictures are still not working! Id really love to use this tutorial, but so much information is in the pictures! Please tell me this will be fixed soon! :)

    • emily September 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      We are working on replacing them!

  27. Colette September 26, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    I love your style and really appreciate that you share so much with us!! Looking forward to this flower tutorial as I see that you are working on fixing it. Starting to get my ideas for decorations together for all of the holidays ahead!! You have inspired so many ideas! Thank you so much!!
    Cheers, Colette


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