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Rolled Paper Flowers-Tips And Ideas

Professional scrapbook artist, paper crafter, and author, I have taught people how to make family memories into legacies for 20 years.

There are dozens of different types of rolled paper flowers to create

There are dozens of different types of rolled paper flowers to create

Rolled paper flowers have become extremely popular in the last few years. Even if you have never quilled before, they are easy to make and more fun than you can imagine.

You can use them on greeting cards, scrapbook pages, wreaths, the floating tea cups, and even as part of a seasonal arrangement. You are only limited by your imagination.

They are a great way to use your scraps of paper. You can create the size of the flower based on the scrap that you have.

Why not used printed paper? If you are using a single sided printed paper, make sure that the printed side is on the inside of you roll. that way when you open the roll, you will see the print. I tend to use small prints. They seem to work better.

Think of all the wonderful things you could create with printed flowers.


Rolled Paper Flowers

Here are just a few of my recently made rolled paper flowers. I keep them on hand for cards, scrapbook pages, wreaths and more

Here are just a few of my recently made rolled paper flowers. I keep them on hand for cards, scrapbook pages, wreaths and more

Basic Supplies For Rolled Paper Flowers

There are just a few supplies that you need to create rolled paper flowers. Most of these supplies, you probably have on hand.

Card Stock

There are a variety of card stock or papers that you can use to create your rolled flowers. Make sure that the paper that you use is strong enough to hold the shape, but not too stiff so that it will not roll. Consider different kinds of paper including glitter and metallic papers.

Scissors

You will need a small detail scissor to cut and trim your flowers. If you are hand cutting your flower template, a sharp small scissor works fine.

Electronic Cutting Machines

Many cutting machines have rolled flower patterns built into the program. These cutting machines make it easy to cut multiple flowers at once. There are also free patterns that you can download throughout the internet. Just type in "free rolled flower files in your browser" and find a treasure trove of freebies.

Dies And Die Cutting Machines

There are dies that you can purchase to cut rolled flowers with your die cutting machine. Some of these are too intricate to cut by hand. Makes the task easier and quicker.

Quilling Tool

The quilling tool is used to roll the flower into a shape. There are two different tools. One looks like a needle. Another holds the paper in a slot to roll it. Though you can use other things to roll your flowers, the tool makes a quick job of getting it done.


Glue Application Bottle-An important Tool

Making Wreaths With Rolled Flowers

Rolled paper flowers are the perfect addition to any wreath. They can be done is seasonal colors. They can also be used for a baby shower in blue or pink. Chose white or bridal colors for a feature in bridal decor

Rolled paper flowers are the perfect addition to any wreath. They can be done is seasonal colors. They can also be used for a baby shower in blue or pink. Chose white or bridal colors for a feature in bridal decor

The size of your flowers depend on the size of your template, These are my smallest flower size

The size of your flowers depend on the size of your template, These are my smallest flower size

Rolled Flower Templates

These are some of the templates that I have cut from my Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine. In this case,I used my Explore 2

These are some of the templates that I have cut from my Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine. In this case,I used my Explore 2

Templates And Dies For Rolled Flowers

There are two ways to get and cut your rolled flowers- use a template or a die to cut your pattern.

Templates-there are so many templates available to cut all kinds of different rolled flowers. Some you can purchase and some are free to use. These templates can be cut on your electronic cutting machine or cut by hand

Dies- Some companies like Crafter's Companion make dies that you can cut for rolled flowers. They are very detailed and defined to specific types of flowers.

Gently run an ink pad over the top of your rolled flowers to create additional definition. I used a Momento ink called Potters Clay to create the drfinition on these flowers.

Gently run an ink pad over the top of your rolled flowers to create additional definition. I used a Momento ink called Potters Clay to create the drfinition on these flowers.

Specific Machine Guides for Rolled Flower Templates

Spring Rolled Flower Arrangement

Rolled paper flower arrangement for spring. Flowers was made and then hot glued to the stem.

Rolled paper flower arrangement for spring. Flowers was made and then hot glued to the stem.

Step By Step Guide To Cutting Rolled Flowers

  1. If you are using an electronic cutting machine, like Cricut or the Silhouette, upload your template. Or select a template from your program.
  2. Adjust the size of your flower
  3. Cut the template following the manufacturer's direction
  4. Using a quilling tool, roll your flowers
  5. Holding the flower, add glue and hold for a minute or two until the flower sets

Hand Cut Rolled Paper Flowers

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Making Rolled Flowers By Hand

You can make rolled flowers by hand without either a cutting machine or a die. All you have to do is find a picture in Google images and free hand copy the template of your choice.

  1. Cut a square piece of card stock in the size that you want your flower to be.
  2. With a pencil, freehand draw the template from a Google image.
  3. Cut your template with a pair of scissors
  4. Roll the flower with a quilling tool
  5. Glue the flower and press for a moment to keep the shape in place.

You can also copy the template that you might see into your photos and then size the photo and print it on cardstock

Making Rolled Paper Flowers Without A Template Or Die

Dies are easy to use for rolled flowers. You use a die machine to cut the die, Then you roll and glue the flowers together. Showing the die and the die cut. Upper right hand corner shows the flower after it is rolled, Then the final flower design/

Dies are easy to use for rolled flowers. You use a die machine to cut the die, Then you roll and glue the flowers together. Showing the die and the die cut. Upper right hand corner shows the flower after it is rolled, Then the final flower design/

Using A Die For Rolled Flowers

It is easy to create a rolled flower from a die and some card stock.

  1. Following the manufacturer directions, create a sandwich with your rolled flower die, some card stock and the required plates
  2. Run the plates, die and card stock through your manual or electronic die cut machine
  3. Using a quilling tool, roll the flower into shape.
  4. Holding the flower, add glue and hold in place for a minute or two

Using The Quilling Tool For Rolled Flowers

You start at the outer end and roll into the center of the template. The round piece on the inner most part of the tool is used to glue the flower to. It acts as a base

You start at the outer end and roll into the center of the template. The round piece on the inner most part of the tool is used to glue the flower to. It acts as a base

Rolling And Gluing The Rolled Flower

  • Insert the outer edge of the rolled flower into the slot at the top of the quilling tool. It is very small, but is there,
  • Start tightly rolling the flower. Make sure it is snug, but not too tight.Roll the flower counter clock wise in the quilling tool. If it falls out of the tool, just start over.
  • Roll as evenly as possible, bot on the top and the bottom of the roll
  • Keep rolling until you get to almost the end. Do nit roll the circle at the end of the flower
  • Holding the roll in one hand, remove it from the quilling tool.
  • Apply glue to the bottom ( the round part) Sit the flower on top of the base and press for a minute or two,
  • Adjust the roll on the base, depending how tightly you want your flower.
  • Press on the bottom to the top fir a minute
  • Allow the flower to dry
Once you have the flowers glued and they have dried, you can work the petals to create a more lifelike flower

Once you have the flowers glued and they have dried, you can work the petals to create a more lifelike flower

Free Rolled Paper Flower Tutorials And Free Templates

You can take a rolled flower and make an arrangement for your home or as a gift. Simply bend a floral wire and hot glue the flower to the stem. Wrap it in floral wire, Add paper or silk leaves. Arrange in a vase or a container.

You can take a rolled flower and make an arrangement for your home or as a gift. Simply bend a floral wire and hot glue the flower to the stem. Wrap it in floral wire, Add paper or silk leaves. Arrange in a vase or a container.

Rolled Paper Flower Projects

© 2019 Linda F Correa

Leave Your Thoughts, Comments, Ideas And Tips. Or Just Say Hello

Linda F Correa (author) from Spring Hill Florida on October 06, 2019:

Thank for all the positive feedback

KT Dunn from United States on October 05, 2019:

Lots of great information here, as well as projects! This article has inspired me to try paper crafting, especially flowers.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 05, 2019:

All these look so beautiful. Neat work and creative ideas.

Thanks for sharing the details.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 05, 2019:

These rolled paper flowers are very pretty. Thanks for letting us know how you make them.