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Easy Crafts: How to Make Paper Roses With Stem

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Peachpurple make DIY gifts and decorations with spare materials. She believes in reducing trash by reusing and recycling.

2 different colors Paper Rose Flower

2 different colors Paper Rose Flower

Cast your vote for Handmade Paper Rose Flower

Why I Choose Handmade Gifts

Handmade gifts are becoming more and more popular these days. Some people even sell handmade products in Ebay and Amazon in order to make extra cash during spare time or even as a full time job.

A handmade gift takes time and efforts to make a perfect gift for some one special to you. Many people learn to make handmade gifts by searching on internet for websites which provide quick and easy steps and photos to guide them. Most importantly, it, which I believe everyone is having a tight budget while hoping to give something that is unique and beautiful to your special person.


Benefits of making Handmade Gifts

As for me, I regard making handmade gifts as a well rewarding hobby since i could get most of my supplies and stationaries at home by recycling things which are going to discard also known as "trash" and reusing left over materials into beautiful gifts.

Imagine that you are giving a helping hand to save our planet Earth by reducing garbage and saving money in your pocket at the same time!

  • save money
  • recycle left-over papers
  • reuse stationary at home
  • use tooth picks as the stems
  • help to reduce trash
  • produce beautiful handmade gifts for love ones
  • long lasting gifts


I was sick and tired of buying $1 per piece of tissue paper for craft making. It was waste of money and expensive.

Luckily, I stumbled upon this tissue paper that comes in 4 pieces of each color. Imagine 100 pieces that could last me a few years of craft making paper flowers!

I love the variety of colors provided, from red, pink, orange to rainbow colors! In addition, the tissue paper isn't the same as tissue paper that we buy for wiping mouth. The papers do not wrinkle much, doesn't rip off easily and best for making paper flowers and Easter egg coloring too.

This was the BEST Buy I had ever purchased online!


Buy tissue paper for making paper flowers

Things you need to prepare:

color papers or tissue papers, whichever that you have in hand

color papers or tissue papers, whichever that you have in hand

a pair of scissors and white glue are necessary. Choose white glue which sticks better than school glue

a pair of scissors and white glue are necessary. Choose white glue which sticks better than school glue

What are the things I need to make Handmade Gifts

  • colorful construction papers- get as many different types of colors as your can in order to make colorful gifts for different projects
  • a bottle of white glue- I chose white glue instead of the normal school glue because white glue sticks firmly and a little glue does the magic.
  • Pencils - drawing the petals
  • a pair of sharp scissors- cutting out the petals, make sure the scissors is sharp.
  • toothpicks or kebab sticks - to make the flower stems. Alternatively, you can use tree branches if you can find any


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Real flowers do not last long

paper flowers lost longer than real flowers, a memorable gift

paper flowers lost longer than real flowers, a memorable gift

  • · Last longer-

    Fresh flowers could only last a few days and starts to wither, the petals dried up and fall off. Paper Rose Flowers could last all year, retain the shape and color without fading.


  • · Easy to maintain

- You need to change clean water for fresh flowers and a little sunlight. Paper Rose Flowers are easily kept in dry places. If the flowers are dustty, just brush off the dust with feather duster or simply blow off the dust.


  • · Cost Nothing

-You need to fork out money to buy fresh flowers. On special occasions such as Valentine's Day& Mother's Day, fresh flowers price hike up; double the normal price, high in demand which may result in flowers shortage. While Paper Rose Fllowers are free, you make them with left-over materials and recycle papers into beautiful gifts. You can make as many flowers as you like and save money at the same time.


  • · Useful for decoration

-Both fresh flowers and Paper Rose Flowers are useful in decoration for any occasion. Basket flower gifts, decorate flowers in vase on dining table, side table, prayer alter and bedroom.


Mommy love handmade gifts

Picture hand drawn by me, @peachpurple.  I am sure all mommies would be happy to receive handmade flowers

Picture hand drawn by me, @peachpurple. I am sure all mommies would be happy to receive handmade flowers

How did I get the idea to make Paper Rose Flower

Frankly speaking, when I first saw my daughter brought home a handmade Paper Rose Flower , I thought that if a student could make such a beautiful craft, so can I.

She learnt the skill from her art teacher in school by using white A4 paper, painted the paper with watercolor, dried it under the sun and cut out the shapes. In order to shorten the preparation time, I decided to use left-over colorful construction papers which I had kept from my past craft projects. Indeed, the rest of the procedures are pasting and curling, as easy as a pie!

The joy of receiving handmade Paper Rose Flowers by your receipient is a feeling that money cannot buy. It brings sweet smile on her face, a sweet sentimental feelings and lasting memories in years to come. That is what she really wants.

In this article, I would like to share with you how I made a Paper Rose Flower for my mom on Mother's Day. You can give this unique gift to your special woman in your life this handmade Paper Rose Flower as a special gift for any occasion ; such as Valentine's Day, Women's Day, Parent's Day, National Grandparent's Day, Teacher's Day, Birthdays, Christmas and of course Mother's Day.

Do leave your comments what do you think of this gift or any problems you are facing when making this handmade gifts. I will be gladly to help. Happy Crafting !


Paper , glue, scissors, toothpick

most of these items are easy to obtain at home. No need to waste your money.

most of these items are easy to obtain at home. No need to waste your money.

Things you need to prepare:

  • 3 pink color construction papers ( 3inch x 3 inch-cut into squares)
  • A pair of sharp scissors
  • a bottle of white glue
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • toothpick


Optional

  • satay stick / skewer kebab stick


Step 1- Draw the heart petals

Step 1

  • Measure the construction paper 3inch by 3inch to make a square.
  • Cut out 3 squares.
  • Fold a square of construction paper into half, vertically, from bottom to top.
  • Fold half again from right hand side to left hand side, forming a small square.
  • Fold half again diagonally , from top right to bottom left, forming a small triangle.
  • Use a pencil to draw half heart shape as photo shown.
  • Use a pair of scissors to cut out the half heart shape.
  • Repeat the same steps for the rest of the 2 squares of construction papers.
  • Now you will have 3 half heart shapes.




Step by step photos

Fold into half

Fold into half

Fold half again , from right to left

Fold half again , from right to left

Fold half again, from top right to bottom left, forming a triangle

Fold half again, from top right to bottom left, forming a triangle

Draw a half heart shape

Draw a half heart shape

Step 2- Cut out two petals


  • Open up the heart shapes.
  • You will see 3 flowers with 8 petals each.
  • Take the 1st flower and cut off 2 petals.
  • Leave the cut off petals aside. You need to use them later.
  • Apply a little white glue on the left petal.
  • Spread out the white glue evenly.
  • Lift the right petal and paste it on top of the glued petal.
  • Now you will have a 5 petals flower.



Step by step photos

Cut off 2 petals

Cut off 2 petals

Glue 1 petal only

Glue 1 petal only

5 petals flower

5 petals flower

Step 3 - Cut three petals


  • Take the 2nd flower and cut off 3 petals.
  • Apply a little white glue on the left petal.
  • Spread out the white glue evenly.
  • Lift the right petal and paste it on top of the glued petal.
  • Now you will have a 4 petals flower.


Steosp by step photos

Cut off 3 petals

Cut off 3 petals

4 petals flower

4 petals flower

Step 4 - Cut out 4 petals


  • Take the 3rd flower and cut off 4 petals.
  • Apply a little glue on the left petal.
  • Spread out the white glue evenly.
  • Lift the right petal and paste it on top of the glued petal.
  • Now you will have 3 petals flower.


Step by step photos

cut off 4 petals

cut off 4 petals

3 petals flower

3 petals flower

Step 5


  • Use a pair of scissors to cut a little slit on each sides of the petals ( as photo shown )
  • Use a toothpick to curl down each of the petals for all 3 flowers.
  • When you curl the petal, roll down the petal all the way until the end of the slit.
  • Now you will have 3 paper flowers with curled petals ( as photo shown )
  • Flower No.1 is the biggest flower, No.2 is the medium flower and No.3 is the smallest flower.


Step 6


  • Snip off the pointy ends of Flower No.2 and Flower No.3
  • Flower No.1 remain the same, with the pointy ends. Do not cut if off.
  • Apply a little white glue around the ends of Flower No.2