Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

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By: Becky Kazana
Learn how to make realistic roses with sturdy yet inexpensive crepe paper. This technique is a great way to create a
bouquet of roses gift or decoration for Valentine’s Day. These roses cost less and last longer!

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Materials:
 Assorted colors of crepe paper
 Florist wire and wire cutters
 Floral Tape
 Pattern- Outer Petals
 Pattern 2- Inner Petals

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

Instructions:
1. Create a stamen (the center of the rose) by cutting fringe on a single strip of crepe paper.

2. You can cut your petals free hand, or you can print the images above to use as templates. For each rose, you will
need fourteen to sixteen outer petals, five to six inner petals and one stamen. Make sure the grain of the crepe
paper is running vertically when you cut them so that you can shape them properly.

 

3. To shape, place your thumbs together in the center of the petal and gently press down and tug outward. This
will make your petal rounded and more natural looking.

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

4. Using a bit of floral wire (or a toothpick if you prefer) roll the tip of the petal outward over the wire to create a
lip and a natural looking inner petal.

 

5. Use the same technique on the rounded edges of the heart shaped outer petals.

6. Now coil your stamen around the floral wire.

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

7. Move the stamen a little down the wire.
8. Fold the wire over to secure the stamen in place. Tape the stamen down with your floral tape. (Remember, it
gets sticky as you pull on it, so pull gently on the tape as you go.)
9. Begin adding the small inner petals, taping each one securely.

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

10. Gradually add the larger petals, working in a circular motion and overlapping each new petal over the preceding
one.
11. Voila! You’ve made a lovely paper rose!

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

 

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet
Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet