How to Make Rolled Paper Roses

Paper flowers fashioned from old book pages, newspaper or brown Kraft paper are a frugal alternative to store-bought ribbons and bows.

Christmas Party Favor Box With Handmade Paper Roses

Girl With Handmade Christmas Party Favor Box

By: Cristina Bird

Materials Needed:

  • old book pages, newspaper, scrapbook paper or Kraft paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • pencil

Cut Paper Circles

Cut a rough circle out of your chosen paper type. Tip: It doesn't need to be perfectly round.

Round cut paper for paper flower


Cut and Roll the Spiral Shape

Draw and cut a spiral shape starting from the edges of the circle. Leave a circle in the center; this is where you will affix the rolled flower.

Start rolling the cut spiral from the edge until you reach the center.

Glue Rolled Paper

Release the swirl of rolled paper to reveal your rose, then hot glue the swirl to the center to secure the rose in place.

Hot glue gun securing rolled paper rose

Glue Rolled Paper

Repeat With Coordinating Paper

Repeat with varying sizes of circles and different paper textures to create a stunning adornment for cardboard gift boxes.

Finish the look with wrapped twine and a printable gift tag.

Three paper roses


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