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?

To help make things easier for you, I created a printable instruction sheet with all the steps in illustrations.

Click the image above to download!

I’ll see you tomorrow for another flower project.

238 Responses to rolled paper flowers {tutorial}

  1. Ravi November 17, 2017 at 3:37 am #

    I really love this tutorial. Thanks for sharing this. http://cake-delivery.in/send-flower

  2. Cathy May 20, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    I want to thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with everybody. Don’t worry about your nails, I was a manicurist for 30 years and your nails look better than mine!!!!

  3. 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

  4. 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!

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

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

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

  9. 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: http://www.curlygirlkitchen.com/2014/02/bicycle-and-balloons-valentines-cake.html

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

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

  11. 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..


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

    these r really awesome…!

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

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

  14. 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!)


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

    super! i love it!

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

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

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

    Thanks for your super tutorial – just linked to it!

  18. 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!

  19. 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.


  20. Caryn@healthy-family.org 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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

  23. 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.

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

    These are awesome! I made some for a friend’s wedding, too! I posted it here: http://www.thegreenvase.com/crafts.html

  25. 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.

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

    Very creative,looks beautiful.Thanks for sharing

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

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

  28. 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.

  29. Jessie August 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    i loveeeee the idea but i never seem to roll it properly and they aren’t as pretty as yours

  30. Samantha August 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    These are so pretty. One of my friends decorated her room with these, and I have a blank wall in my apartment that would look absolutely lovely with these to decorate~

  31. Kathleen Hall July 31, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    I belong to a group called the Kitchen Crafters. We meet every other Monday afternoon for two and a half hours. I was so excited to be bringing directions for a new craft our group had never seen. The directions were simple and everyone took home some lovely works of art!

  32. Margaret July 27, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I made these for centerpieces for a Market Place Ministry Luncheon. I needed something easy (they are!), cheap (I used up lots of paper scraps left from other projects) and not too overly girly (paper pattern choices), since the luncheon was a mix of male and female business types. These turned out so cute! I used all the small vases, jars, and bottles I could find, filled them with 6 or so flowers each and put them atop burlap squares. Looked great! Thanks Emily, I know this tutorial was posted a bit ago, but with it circulating on Pinterest I think it will be around for awhile. Wonderful!!

  33. Terroe July 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Perfect for a good bye gift to our daycare provider as we graduate to pre school. She will absolutely love these. Thank you for the gift idea!

  34. Mary July 19, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Made these this morning and am in love! Thanks so much for your creativity! I have none but am an excellent copier!! :)

  35. Beth July 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    These are so beautiful. I love the everlasting flowers. So much fun.

    • laura garver October 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Your website is so gorgeous!

      Your tutorials are photographed so well, its so nice to be able to look at photos and learn how to make so many beautiful things without having to read
      ! I know i learn so much easier this way.

      So happy i found your site,and only about 10 minutes ago,yea!

  36. Landys June 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    That is SO awesome! Now I can add that to my simple and quick gifts for giving to friends. :)

  37. Marie Williams May 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your gift of crafts.. I love the roses. You made it so simple to understand and it actually turned out right the first try!

  38. Tracey May 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    These would be so adorable attached to a gift bag! Thank you for sharing.

  39. Trina May 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    These are so sweet. I’ll bet they’re super easy to attach to the foam wreath with floral pins. Just poke and push.

  40. Irene May 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Love it. Will have to have a go tomorrow and if I can do it then I’ll try it with the kids at Messy Church. thanks for a great idea.

  41. Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home May 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    This is so cute!! Thanks for sharing these! I am your newest follower!

  42. linda May 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    love, these flowers. made some but can not get them to stick to the styrafoam wreath – the green hard kind, not the white softer one. tried tacky & hot glue – slid right off even after holding each one on for several minutes. would love comments/suggestions, hints, magic pixi dust, etc. soooo frustrated! want one! ! ! ! ! (:

  43. Paulina May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    What type of paper is it ? can i use regular printing paper, but colored ?

  44. Adeline May 7, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    its beautiful
    Thank you♥

  45. RICOBEL May 6, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Wow that’s FANTASTIC!!
    Thank you very much for the great idea!

  46. Kristi May 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    I used Scotch quick dry adhesive since I don’t have a glue gun and it worked great! it takes a little longer for the floral wire to adhere to the paper, but waaayyy less messy. I’m using these for boutineres for my wedding!

  47. Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet May 3, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Great tutorial! Thank you!

  48. Connie April 30, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    These are so sweet! I’m thinking I may have to give these a try for Mother’s Day.

  49. Heather April 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    I love the leaves! I just made a paper rose wreath, however leaves would be a great final touch. Thank you for sharing.

  50. Tara April 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    I made a couple of these bouquets, one for my parents’ Anniversary and one for my Grandmother’s birthday….paired with a twine covered mason jar vase, they were a hit! Turned out beautifully with bright colors just for spring! Thank you so much for sharing!

  51. Prati April 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial, your bouquet looks awesome. I tried making these following your tutorial and the flowers looks beautiful and these are so easy to make.

  52. TJovan671 April 19, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    The instructions were so easy. Thank you for inspiring me to make a mothers’s day gift! My first flower came out awesome…suprisingly :) thanks again

  53. Keeping it Cozy April 18, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I can’t wait to give it a try!

  54. Inspire Me Heather March 22, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Wow, popular post! I came across these looking for great paper flower tutorials for my post and so I’ve linked this up too! Thank you!

  55. Iva March 9, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Very nice. Iva

  56. Charlie February 14, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Thank you for sharing this.

    We are real short on cash, right now, so I just made a dozen of these for my wife for Valentine’s Day.

  57. lily February 10, 2012 at 3:21 am #

    Wow so simple. What a statement those bouquets make!

  58. Cara January 31, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Hi Emily,

    Your paper bouquets are stunning. I attempted one myself this week, featuring your idea on my blog. I provided a link-back, and hope many more will continue to benefit from your creativity,



  59. Little Bit January 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    so pretty! I’m pinning this, and am now following you! So glad I found you.
    Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  60. Janessa Lemon December 29, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Thank you for such a great tutorial. I have been seeing these all over and had a few questions. You answered them brilliantly. Thanks again!

  61. Andi S December 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I featured your tutorial on my blog. I love your design! http://crazydazedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/12/flower-power.html

  62. Annie_VintageDiggs.com December 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    I’m in love with these paper flower bouquets! What a simple and elegant idea, can’t wait to create my own!


    If you like vintage check out my latest blog post:

  63. Kaffi GIRL December 6, 2011 at 3:17 am #

    OMG, its so cool =]

  64. JAYLA November 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    these are so beautiful..thanks for sharing..I am making one now out of old Christmas giftwrap and newspaper for the round base..my flowers doesn’t look uniform though because I cut them as I go without a template..I never thought of making one until I saw your wreath and how beautiful they look..

  65. Susan November 19, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    these are wonderful thank you so much for sharing

  66. Ebbi Has's November 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Wowww.. i realy luving it.. v nice

  67. Jenny November 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Cool! Fun to make and try not to water!

  68. Beverly November 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I love the creativity of the paper roses!!! So beautiful!

  69. Petrin Diaz November 13, 2011 at 4:58 am #

    OMG! that is beautiful, and easy, to work with viewing TV!…also you can tint the border of the petals for a more natural appearance, using the same color of the paper, but a little darker. love them!

  70. Karlie November 7, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I have seen this tutorial many times but never so clearly explained /presented.

    Great Job!

    Thanks! I pinned this on Pinterest; hope it brings you some good traffic : )

  71. Patrice P November 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm #


  72. teddy bear October 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Wonderful – christmas centrepiece here I come.. also some cheap and creative gift wrapping deccorations!! Love it!

  73. Heather October 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    These are so cute and look so fun to make! I think I will make some for my bedroom, thanks!

  74. Patty at A Day in My NYC October 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Genius! I so want to try this!

  75. Lily Miller October 17, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    These are very lovely. I’m sure my mom would love a wreath of these in pretty Christmas colors. I agree with Bethany – Can you tell us how to attach the flowers to the wreath?

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  78. Karen October 15, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    I really love the sheet music flowers. I bet it they would look wonderful made from book pages or newspapers, especially if they were in foreign languages.

  79. Bethany October 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Your tutorial for rolled paper rosettes is the most straight forward one Ive seen, and I’ve scoured many! Thanks for being thorough!!

  80. Aaria October 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Beautiful! … and really easy to make… thank you for sharing! :)

  81. Tribal arts and crafts October 6, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    Thank you for sharing, I really love the flowers! Great!!

  82. Bethany Anderson October 5, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Oops. I met to say “I am also interested in learning how the flowers are attached to the wreath.” Thank you so much!

  83. Bethany Anderson October 5, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I’m also in learning how the flowers are attached to the wreath. Also which size of a wreath form did you use? I love this is project! It looks so simple and so pretty!

  84. Aleece October 5, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    Your roses are AMAZING!! I dont know why but when I let go mine don’t unroll as nicley as yours. Am I rolling them to tight?

  85. karen larko October 4, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I made some from sheet music and I just love them.

  86. Gina October 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    I can’t wait to make these! I’m going to use them instead of bows on gifts. GREAT tutorial. Thank you!!

  87. Elizabeth October 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    I love these!! I am totally inspired to do a wreath for Fall. Paper flowers might not be the best idea for a wreath on the front door. Will fabric flowers translate in the same way? Like the look of the rolled flowers too, but like these better.
    Thank you!!!

  88. megan October 2, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    im 12 years old and i wanted somthing to spice up my room without a cost my family and i love 2 do scarpbooking so we had alot of scaps and i did this all by myself piece of cake and it looks great i also added white rocks at the bottom of the flower vase I <3 IT!!!! thanks

  89. gabriela September 28, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    Lovely! I will definitely try this!

  90. Adepeju September 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    Really Nice and the colours are cheerful!

  91. dee dee September 24, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    we did not have a glue gun, it didn’t work out so well without one…so we suggest if your planning to make these, make sure you have a glue gun before you start.

  92. Robin September 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Beautiful! A burst of color that will last all winter. Love the colors!

  93. Liz B. September 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    I’m going to make this for my wedding centerpieces! They are so cute

  94. Jyot September 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    So simple n beautiful! Thank you so much really!

  95. Bbakeca Napoli September 15, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    It’s awesome… can’t wait to try it!

  96. Grace September 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    How would one go about attaching these to a wreath that would ensure they didn’t fall off? I love love love these and want to try them in a wreath.

  97. spiralfelt September 13, 2011 at 4:41 am #

    thanks for these instructions – they make a lovely bunch of flowers, and I like the sheet music version.

  98. Amanda September 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    Those are awesome! So pretty!

  99. Adrienne September 5, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    I love your blog. It’s so fulfilling on so many different levels! I’m going to attempt these paper flowers and glue them to board to make out a name for my friend’s baby girl’s nursery! Wish me luck! I wouldn’t have had this idea if I didn’t come across your blog! Thanks!

  100. Laura September 1, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    LOVE these! So beautiful!
    I made these in Dr. Seuss colors for my son’s first birthday party and I cannot wait to set the table with them!
    Also, I love your site and I think I may be addicted…and super jealous of your creativity, craftiness, and Ah-mazing style!

  101. Daniel Mihai Popescu August 29, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    Excellent! This tutorial made me to come here more often, :)

  102. Miranda August 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    I loved it! BF’s birthday gift decoration has been decided

  103. Rehana August 23, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial, the flowers are lovely.
    My boy enjoy himself while making the flowers.

  104. Megan August 21, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    So easy! Thank you for sharing!

  105. Alicia August 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE and so easy! I’m starting to make some for a baby shower… they may end up being a wreath. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m heading out to buy some more fun prints in the colors I need. OH and I think I’m going to make some for a centerpiece for my dinner table!

  106. Beth August 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    This was a great tutorial. I shared it with a bunch of people after posting some pictures of roses I made on facebook. Thanks!

  107. lovey August 8, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    truly awesome! what texture of paper will b better?

  108. Nancy August 6, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    One of the highlights of my day is checking in on your blog. I love everything about. Thank you

  109. factoryalliance.com August 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial, the flowers are lovely.

  110. Carol August 2, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    Thanks for sharing! Perfect summer craft!

  111. Dolly July 28, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    easy and inexpensive way to decorate!

  112. Allison Hoxie July 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    You are an inspiration to my creative side! These are beautiful and perfect for a lonely vase i have sitting on my dresser.

  113. Meredith Krugel July 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    These are the cutest paper flowers. ever. Thanks for sharing.

  114. softballgirl July 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    this was harder for me than it looked…..so i dont kno if im doing something wrong! its really hard to get my flower to uncoil so i tried pulling it apart a little, but they just do nootttt look good!

  115. Lisa July 23, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    How pretty! A bouquet of flowers that will never wilt. Your imagination is not limited to the numbers of bouquets you can make using all sorts of recycled and new papers.

  116. Lori Grimes July 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    LOVE your stuff!!!!

  117. Charlotte July 11, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I just love all the flowers I’ve made!!!

  118. ElizabethMD July 10, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    WOW. That bouquet looks gorgeous and seems so easy to make.

  119. kathy July 9, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Love this……can’t wait to get started.

  120. Kerrie July 9, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    These are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  121. holly July 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    absolutely fabulous!

  122. Lisa July 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love the idea of paper flowers, but many of the other beautiful ideas I’ve seen have been comlicated, and I’m too impatient. This is nice and simple, and just as lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  123. Heather June 26, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    You could also teach children how to do this with glue sticks and regular white paper (Printer paper) that they color and design one. My younger cousin loves coloring the pages and having me cut them out. I let her role the roses and glue them for her. Kids like the craft. Your sheet music roses are beautiful.

  124. Anika June 23, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    OMGsh!!! This is way super cute and I just made my very first one and am quite proud of it!!! I am going to make these and use them for my bouquet in my wedding in December and am going to make one for my MOH too :) I am super excited!! Thanks for posting how to do this!!

  125. mr_dzom June 22, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    I like your flowers, creating a refined, excellent
    an English sentence in Vietnam are: toi rat thich

  126. rose June 22, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    wow beautiful!

  127. christie June 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Love these, thanks.for the ideas!

  128. Teri June 19, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Absolutely adorable!

  129. Amanda June 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    I LOVE THESE!!! I’m making them as table decorations in all kinds of bright colors for a party I am throwing!! I can’t wait for everyone to see them!! Thank you!!!!!

  130. Rebecca June 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Very cute! But the glueing and everything looks a little complicated.

    • Sydney September 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

      The glueing really isn’t complicated at all. I found it was much easier than expected, even.

  131. bridal bouquet ideas June 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Excellent tutorial! I have made hundreds of these for my upcoming wedding!

    • Rosie September 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

      Congratulations have a blessful life .. <3

  132. Kristiana June 15, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    I just love these! Soooo cute, and simply to make!

    Many Blessings,

    • Rosie September 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

      Don’t you mean SIMPLE to make…
      Anyways this was great i made it 4 my mum and dad 4 their anniversary now its sittin on the buffet.
      It looks gr8.

      • Snarky grammarian September 12, 2011 at 12:30 am #

        Don’t you mean FOR, SITTING, and GREAT?

        Just a thought before you correct others’ mistakes.

        Yours truly,
        The Grammar Bandit

  133. angie June 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    *LOVE* i just tried it and it WORKED. mine is much smaller than yours but I DID IT! Thank you for sharing!

  134. Debbie Flowers June 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    This is my first visit to your blog! So glad I found it. Can’t wait for the rest of the week. Loved today tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  135. Cathe Holdene June 14, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    What a fantastic tutorial and GORGEOUS flowers. Found you through Stumble! I’ll be back!!
    -Cathe Holden

  136. Sandra Howell June 13, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    These are absolutely beautiful!

  137. Ruth Abel May 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    I am hosting a little party for my friend who is getting married next month. All of the bridesmaids are coming and we are each going to make little bouquets using this tutorial! I am so excited to see how they will turn out. Thanks for this super easy idea that is so lovely!

  138. Joey May 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I had fun making these with my 5 year old son (who kept exclaiming that the flowers he made were “so cute”), 8 year old daughter, and 13 year old daughter. Thanks for giving us a family project that turned out beautifully!

  139. Jenn May 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Emily, I just wanted to let you know that I featured your paper roses on my blog {redberrybarn.blogspot} today. I am in charge of crafts at a Girl’s camp this summer and I want to do this project! Love it!
    Have a wonderful day!

  140. Hannah May 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    true to my word ;) i made a bunch of these — a dozen for my mother — and then some more that i paired with the button flowers for mother’s day corsages! they all love them and i’ve shared your blog with them too! thought i’d share my pics… http://www.hanasaurusrex.com/2011/05/pretty-paper-flowers.html

  141. Nisha Gore May 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    very very nice……….
    i liked it

  142. Genevieve aka RG Pyper May 6, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    totally just shared this on facebook. ADORABLE!

  143. Heidi May 5, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    So cute! I teach 2nd grade. I had my kids take the coffee filters that we dyed with water colors on Monday and use those to make the flowers. They turned out so much cuter than the flowers I have done in previous years. Putting them in the vases we decorated will make the best Mother’s Day gift. Thanks for the great idea!!

  144. Abbey May 5, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Wow, I absolutely love these flowers!!!! They are soooo addicting too! Made several to fill a decorative jar….so cute!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  145. Erin May 5, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    For a mothers day gift from my kids to their grandmas I’m had them draw pictures and scribble on some leftover craft paper. Then I cut them up and used it to roll the flowers. It turned out awesome and a great way to pass along my kid’s art (they are 1 and 2 ). I can’t wait to give them as gifts!

  146. Amanda May 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Love these! Thank you for sharing!!! :)

  147. jessie christieson May 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    These are so cool Emily…i’ve made a bunch of them for a mothers day high tea i’m having at our church cafe this sunday…no fresh flowers around so thought I’d use them to decorate the plates/tables…thanks so much for the idea…must go and post couple pics on my blog now ;) Loving your tutorials..thankyou. And your hands! DON’T BE SO WORRIED! I should take pics of the flowers in my hands so you can feel better about yours ;)
    blessings to you today
    from downunder… xx

  148. Nicole May 4, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    LOVE this idea! I made the flowers last night and hope to finish the bouquet in the few days! My mom is going to love it! Thank you! Love your site!

  149. crib tales May 4, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Wow, another stunning project! This is teacher appreciation week at my son’s school and tomorrow we are supposed to bring a flower for each teacher. We spent yesterday afternoon making gorgeous paper flowers for each one and my son loves them! I used skewer sticks painted green instead of the wire because that was all I had on hand. I’m so happy to have found your blog- this is the 2nd project I’ve done since I found you just a few weeks ago. xo!

  150. julie h. May 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    you are a lifesaver! my husband told me today that he needed 16 mother’s day”gifts for his direct reports. i made 16 of these paper rosettes and wired them to some treat bags. easy, and beautiful. thank you!!

  151. Angela May 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Thank you for this post. I read it Monday evening only to wake up Tuesday and realize it was Teacher Appreciate (bring your teacher a flower day) at our school. I quickly and easily made two of these beautiful flowers for my daughter to give. The teachers loved them. Thank you for your creativity and your easy to follow instructions.

  152. hannah May 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    you are so creative! i love these tutorials. i’m definitely going to make some of these flowers!

  153. Amoreena May 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    I’m loving flower week already!

  154. Jennifer May 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    My mom and I just picked up a TON of scrapbook paper today; the rest of the week is supposed to be gray and rainy, so we are going to make flowers to put all over the house! I am SO in love with this project; love your gathered flower project, by the way, and can’t WAIT for the rest! It’s perfect timing for this crazy rainy week!! :)

  155. Lisita May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    These make me want to craft again. They are brilliant!

  156. Robbie May 3, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Very fun, thanks for the instruction, I am going to make the sheet music one for my piano teacher’s birthday package.

  157. Ashley May 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    SO CUTE! I can’t even tell you how excited I am for flower week! :)

    Emily, I just have to tell you… I just now read your twirl post and it has blessed me so much. I pray the same for my daughter. You have been such a light to me through your words and tutorials. Thank you for your inspiration and beautiful example.

  158. Mary May 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    So pretty and fun! Do you think this would work with starched fabric or stiff outdoor fabric?

    • emily May 2, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

      Yes, I think it would work great with a stiff fabric.

  159. rj May 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Emily these flowers are adorable and I’m crazy in love with the wreath with the music sheets. You are so talented and your directions are excellent. I definitely will be giving this a try. Today I followed your applique directions to make a pillow for a good friend. Once again I found your directions so easy. Thank you so much for such a fun and enjoyable blog. This is a must see blog for me. rj

  160. Kathy Valadez May 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm #


  161. Maria May 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    I LOVE the music score wreath! Such a cute gift idea for my music teacher mother. :)

  162. charis May 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    super super cute!

  163. Jessica May 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I’m so excited for Flower Week! I just made your polyester satin flowers for a Mother/Baby gift and they were such a breeze! These are just a sweet… thanks for all your wonderful posts!

  164. Deana- soles of a mom {dot} com May 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Emily- these are so great! You amaze me-I am going to make these in blues for my SILs baby shower! Thanks for the idea. Deana

  165. Ruth Abel May 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I love love this! I love making cards and am always buying paper whenever I find some on sale. I now have a big pile that needs to be thinned out. Paper rosettes here I come!

  166. Jessica May 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    I love this project! I am planning to go to the craft store tomorrow and will see about getting supplies!

  167. sarah May 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have a feeling by the end of the week you will have out done yourself! These will be so much fun to make and so much fun to give away-I can’t wait to see your post tomorrow :)

  168. rachel May 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Emily, These are so cute. I love this project b/c I do not need to sew. One day I will take a sewing class. I can’t wait to make some for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing!! You are the best!!

  169. Sonya May 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    OMGosh I love this and can’t wait to explore my creative juices with this idea! Thanks so much!

  170. Christy at fountains of home May 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Omigoodness these look fantastic!! What a beautiful project, I wonder if mine would turn out so gorgeous??

  171. Lisa May 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    How cool! They are beautiful, and don’t seem too difficult to make. Thank you so much! :)

  172. Kimm at REINVENTED May 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Adorable! I love them and can’t wait to give this a try, thanks for sharing!

  173. Cecelia DuPriest May 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I am so excited! I love these flowers. So lovely. I can’t wait to give them a try.. my girlfriends would love a bouquet of these for a present! Thanks so much for sharing!

  174. Mary K May 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Wonderful, clear directions for pretty, pretty flowers. Thank you!

  175. pam May 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    These are so adorable. I am going to try this for sure!

  176. KC May 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    love these. once this crazy week is over i’ll be making a wreath similar to yours.

  177. Andrea May 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week! YAY!!!

  178. Christene from WhipperBerry May 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Flowers are so fun! I am so looking forward to this week! I love this idea. Thanks for showing us how to do it!

  179. Kathleen May 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Love it, such a darling idea. You come up with fantastic stuff. I can’t wait for the next flower project. Thank you thank you thank you!

  180. ashley May 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh so cute! I LOVE THESE! I have been working on ribbon rosettes all week. I think I might start making these now :)

  181. kellyb May 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    you are KILLING me!! SO SO cute & I am SO happy that it’s flower week! Bless your heart, you’re just brightening up our gray :) Thank you!

  182. KIMBERLY TOBIAS May 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE this tutorial. I practiced on a scrap piece of paper I had lying around on my desk and loved it so much that I’m heading to the craft store on my way home today and picking up some colored paper that will go well with my living room… Full bouquet of paper flowers soon to come :) Some of the simplest techniques can create beautiful works of art.

  183. Jen May 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm #


  184. Kelsey May 2, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    I absolutely LOVE these! I made about 200 ribbon flowers for my wedding centerpieces and they took FOREVER! I wish I had seen this before then… I love the style of these!

    Ps. I am currently painting one of my bedroom walls with your stencil wallpaper tutorial! Thank you for that as well :)

  185. Krystal Wight Armstrong May 2, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    These are really fun & inpiring! Just the kind of thing I want to make this week…don’t know if I’ll find time in my final exam week though, since I have lots of school work left and have to clean our whole house for the family to come over for our graduation this weekend…but it would be nice to have such pretty gifts for our Mom’s on Sunday. I made a simpler bouquet of scrapbook paper flowers with a fold&cut snowflake technique to go with the present I got my mom last year. She loved them :) and yours are so much better…thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  186. Tarah Morerod May 2, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    OMG!!! I am in love with these!! With Mother’s day right around the corner, I can draw out the spirals and my soon to be 6 year old can help make flowers for grandma and meemaw!! Plus I am a musician as well as crafter so the sheet music idea is really AWESOME!! Thanks so much for sharing this. Looking forward to more flowers as the week progresses!!

  187. Sarah May 2, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    These are simply gorgeous! I love how you’ve arranged the on the wreath. Looking forward to giving them a try, thanks for sharing!

  188. Cynthia May 2, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Love them! I can’t wait to make a bouquet for my new bedroom, and kitchen…and maybe living room too!

  189. Bev May 2, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Beautiful!…can’t wait to get started…Thank you for your generosity in sharing :)…and never apologize for your crafty hands…they are beautiful :)

  190. Meagan May 2, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    ooo- I love these. So perfect for a little space in my house that has been lacking. Thank you for the tutorial!

  191. Katie Greenlaw May 2, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Your posts are always so timely! I am hosting Mother’s Day Brunch for all of my husband’s family, and these will be the perfect decorations. I can not wait to see the next 4 days of your crafts. I just wish you’d send out a supply list now, so that way I don’t have to keep dragging my 9 month old all over buying craft supplies :)

  192. Beth May 2, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    These are just gorgeous!!!! I am definitely going to give it a try! You are amazing!!!

  193. Lorrie May 2, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Such pretty flowers. I love the ones from sheet music. No, I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  194. Katy Lunsford May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I absolutely { L O V E } these. Thank you so much for sharing.

  195. hb May 2, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Love it! I’ve been searching for something new to do on my front porch for spring – the wreath would be perfect.

  196. Lemonade Makin Mama May 2, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    I just forwarded this link to a girlfriend as a wedding centerpiece idea!! She has been looking for something cute, and affordable! This could be the ticket!! :)

  197. Christi May 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I made a bunch of these at Christmas time….wreaths and various things. They were great for topping packages too.

  198. Ellen Bronkowski May 2, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    so pretty… I’m looking for my straight edge now!!!

  199. Jessie May 2, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I love these! I was looking for a cute craft to add to my night stand, and I think these beauties are it! Thanks, Emily!

  200. Erin Dofelmier May 2, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    I LOVE your wreath. What a great idea. It is beautiful and looks really easy to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  201. Kira @ Kissing the Joy May 2, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Oh wow, what a great tutorial! Thanks SO much for sharing it with us, that was very generous of you!

  202. Kelly May 2, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    I’m obsessed with that wreath!! love, lOve, LOVE! Off to Michaels to get some paper and start crafting for Mother’s Day! Once again, thank you, Emily for the inspiration!

  203. Jen May 2, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing! Just wish I had the time to do these before we pack up our house and move again. I’ll have to file it for a later date.

  204. Leslie May 2, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I am CONSTANTLY looking for a great DIY wreath for our front door! I can’t wait to project this for a sweet spring wreath (so glad I have a TON of scrapbooking paper) Thanks for the tutorial–can’t wait to see more!

  205. Cathy May 2, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Adorable! I grabbed some scrapbook paper and I’ve been cutting and rolling this morning.

    Have a great day!

  206. Denise Cosgrove May 2, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Darling and fun idea to do with our kids! Thanks for the great instructions! Your bouquet is like a bouquet of good wishes…

  207. Shannon May 2, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Emily, girl, you are SO creative! (I know, you didn’t come up with them. I read the disclaimer.) But seriously!! So pretty!

  208. kristin M May 2, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    love Love LOVE this! brings ‘sending flowers’ to a whole new level!

  209. Amy N. May 2, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Too adorable for words!! Can’t wait to try these myself!

  210. Kelly May 2, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Love this project. What a great idea before Mother’s day?! Thank you so much for sharing!

  211. Amanda Eck-TheEckLife May 2, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    LOVE!!!!!!!!! what a great idea! My daughter is going to want to do this. She is all about flowers!
    Im still laughing that you were in my father-in-law’s classes in college. What year did you graduate? I will have to ask him if he remembers you! :-)

  212. cailan May 2, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to make these! Thank you for the lovely tutorial – the wreath is adorable. Looking forward to a fun week!

  213. Rachael Parker May 2, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    How stinkin’ pretty! This just gave me an idea for all the mother’s day gifts I’ve got to make this week! Your projects are so precious and your creativity inspires me! I’ve continually made my house much more decoratively appealing (ha, after living very plainly for two years) since a friend introduced me to your site. Love the flowers and look forward to tomorrows project. Thanks for sharing ( :

  214. Nicki May 2, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Very cute project!

  215. Erin Shakespear May 2, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Oh! I love these! I’ve seen these before and I wasn’t completely sure how to make them. So, thanks for the great tutorial. :)

  216. Lucy May 2, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    THESE roses are fantastic! cute idea! :-)

  217. Lucy May 2, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    This roses are fantastic! Cute idea!

  218. Jenny May 2, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    I’m loving the flowers! In a house full of boys, I can’t wait to add a little feminine touch :) I have to ask, do you keep all of these beautiful wreaths and decorations you make? Where do you store them all? Silly question, I know! But one thing is better than the next! Thanks!

  219. Jenny May 2, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Great idea! So simple and looks really good. I always have a bunch of leftover paper and what a great way to use it. I am going to share this!

  220. Michaela May May 2, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    Love the easy project!!! I am an Elementary teacher and our Music teacher is leaving us at the end of the year and I think the Music wreath will be a great going away present!!!! Love your ideas!!!

  221. kristina May 2, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    I’ve been making these for a while now, and they really brighten the house. I LOVE making my own flowers; I’m so Excited about this week! Thanks for sharing!

  222. denise sabia May 2, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    oh, this is perfect! I’m in charge of a “secret” Mother’s Day craft at Girl Scout this Wednesday. The girls will love them , not to mention the Moms! Thanks for the inspiration…always.
    d e n i s e

  223. Anne May 2, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    LOVE these! So pretty that I want to drop everything and make some right this minute. And I love an easy project that I can sit around in front of the tv with and whip up something fun…. most definitely doing that this week as these will be perfect for Mother’s Day bouquets!

  224. Belinda May 2, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    These are stunning! thank you for sharing :)

  225. Emily Humphries May 2, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    Love the wreath!

  226. Andrea May 2, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    So simple and beautiful! I can’t wait to make some.

  227. mary May 2, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    I love that you made them look so sophisticated with leaves and all! AND those music paper rosettes on the wreath are absolutely stunning! LOVE Emily! xox!

  228. Catherine May 2, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    I love these,Emily! So fun, so precious! Guess what I’ll be doing today…


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