Rolled Paper Flowers

rolled flowers

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Featured Writer: Emily Jones

Here’s what you’ll need:

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:: paper {either cover or text weight}

:: florist wire

:: scissors, pencil, glue gun

STEP ONE: cut irregular circle

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This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish. (this craft was also featured in our magazine here)

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STEP TWO: cut spiral

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Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center.

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I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular

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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.

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To add a little interest to my bouquet, I used a variety of yellow scrapbook papers {my favorite is that yellow dot}

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STEP THREE: roll your blossom

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start at the outside edge and coil tightly

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Continue rolling until you get to the center. You’ll have a tightly coiled rosette.

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STEP FOUR: release coil

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And your flower grows.

STEP FIVE: glue together

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Add a glob of glue to the center and press to adhere the coiled paper

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TO MAKE A LEAF:

cut a leaf shape out of green paper

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Fold in an accordion-style fold

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and adhere with a dab of hot glue.

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TO ADD A WIRE STEM:

Cut a piece of floral wire to desired size {mine are about 6 inches} and bend a small piece at a 90 angle.

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Glue wire to the bottom of the flower.

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Then attach the leaf to cover the wire.

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When grouped together, you have a very sweet bouquet of wilt-less blossoms.

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I also tried these with sheet music.

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And attached to a wreath form covered in linen.

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Aren’t those the cutest paper rosettes? Start rolling …

For more Spring time inspiration check out our ALL THINGS SPRING Issue here.

Emily is the lady behind Jones Design Company, a lifestyle blog and paper goods shop. She is a wife, a mother of four, adorer of anything linen, collector of too-expensive jeans and indulger in all things sweet.  Getting mail makes her happy, as do ribbon stores, the scent of lilacs and homemade applesauce.  She loves her bed {perhaps a bit too much}, her husband in flip-flops, getting her baby girl dressed in the morning, the sound of her boys laughing and the freedom that comes from knowing Christ.  She and her husband are perpetual furniture re-arrangers, salvage yard shoppers and find great joy in turning their builder-grade house into a home with personality. Above all, she knows she was created to create.  And so, create she will. Find inspiration, projects and everyday musings from Emily at http://jonesdesigncompany.com/.

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41 Responses to “Rolled Paper Flowers”

  1. March 20, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    This is so pretty. How long did it take to make a bouquet for your vase?

    • March 21, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      Austina, I would at least give yourself 1.5 hours. Steph below mentioned it took her an hr. She did hers a little different and she was making it with her 8yr old.

  2. March 20, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    I love these! I want to make them for my little girl’s room. It’s great because you can coordinate the colors of the flowers with the colors in the room. Thanks for the great idea! I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-3.html

    • March 21, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      Sarah,
      Thanks for the heads up on your linky. Yes, it would be a great girls room decor.

  3. March 20, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Love these rolled paper flowers. The colors are so elegant. They’re great for embellishing gifts.Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Bailey
      March 21, 2012 at 6:17 am #

      Mimi such a great idea for gifts. I will have to try that.

    • March 21, 2012 at 7:32 am #

      Mimi,
      Yes, I am thankful that Emily shared this project with our readers perfect colors to celebrate the soon to be end of Winter.

  4. March 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Wow! So pretty! I want to do this since our spring flowers have not come up yet. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “featured” button.

    • March 21, 2012 at 7:29 am #

      Michelle,
      Thanks for the shout out. Yes, Emily did a fabulous job on these. The colors are great for this time of the year and as you said esp. when flowers are not blooming yet.

  5. March 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    These are so fresh and pretty!!

  6. March 21, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    These are so lovely. I saw them on Someday Crafts and had to visit you to make them! My 8 year old daughter and I spent about an hour making these for her teacher to welcome Spring. You can stop by and check out her version. We used construction paper since I do not scrapbook. We also used small branches from our tree in the front yard since I did not have the wires you used. They turned out lovely. Thank you for sharing your craftiness with us! I look forward to visiting your blog again! Have a great rest of the week!!!!

    • March 21, 2012 at 7:30 am #

      Steph, I just stopped by and saw them! Great job I love the branch element you added to it.

  7. March 21, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Very beautiful.

  8. March 22, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I love paper flowers. The yellow rolled flowers really bring a pop of spring.

  9. March 22, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Oh my gosh. I love these. I’m totally pinning them!
    ~Elena
    http://acasarella.blogspot.com/

  10. March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    So gorgeous! I hope you will link these up to The CSI Project. The challenge is Embossing and paper crafts. You can link as many as 3 projects and we are having a great giveaway!
    http://www.thecsiproject.com.
    Come back every week for a new challenge!

  11. March 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    It is truly amazing the things that you can make by using paper! Your flowers are gorgeous!

  12. Very pretty and creative! I may give this a try! :)

  13. March 23, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    Gorgeous flowers, thanks for posting the tutorial!

  14. March 23, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    These are so beautiful! I have seen them done with fabric, but not with paper! I love how you used a little pattern on the leaves! We really appreciate you sharing this with us and hope you will join us again next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

  15. March 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    How neat I can’t wait to try this, I love the wreath..Thanks for linking it up @CountryMommaCooks

  16. March 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Stopping by from Friday Fun Stuff. I can’t wait to create these with my daughter for our Easter Table Setting, thanks for sharing!

    • March 26, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      Yes, ladies if you make them show us your beautiful work on fb. tag us at inspired by family mag in your fb post.

  17. March 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Beautiful! Getting off the computer and heading for the paper and glue gun right now! Thanks for sharing! ~Wren

  18. March 25, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    I love these. Great tutorial. I think I will make some for my craft show table for a nice display piece. I have seen some pretty origami ones but they seem a little difficult to make. This looks easy. Thanks for sharing. If you have not linked up yet at my spring battle of the cookers and crafters linky, you can for a chance to win. Happy weekend.

  19. March 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    These are darling. Thanks for the tutorial.

  20. March 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    This is super cute! I love the yellow and green combination. Thanks for the tutorial. I would love if you would link up to my new Linky party- Scout’s Sweet Sunday-http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scouts-sweet-features-and-sunday-linky.html

  21. March 25, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    These are so pretty! And they look pretty easy to make too. Thanks for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

    • March 26, 2012 at 9:07 am #

      Thanks ladies for all the sweet notes you left Emily. If you do make them make sure to tag us in your fb post or blog post so we can stop by and see your beautiful creations.

  22. proverbialhomemaker
    March 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    These look fantastic! I think I could even DO them. HAHA! Thanks for the lovely tutorial.

  23. March 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    I love love love these flowers. And the wreathe is my favorite! Very Nice!

  24. March 27, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    What a pretty bouquet and wreath. I featured the wreath at So Very Creative. Thanks for linking up!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2012/03/rolled-paper-rosette-wreath.html

  25. Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    March 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Pinned! Love this technique! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  26. thesasselife
    March 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    You were featured!

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/03/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-31.html

    LOVE the bouquet and wreath!!

  27. March 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    These are absolutely beautiful, so love them. ok, showing my un-information but what is the difference between cover and text paper? Haven’t worked with paper much, mine is fabric. but I will be making these gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best! I will be featuring these Saturday.

  28. March 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    You have been featured @CountryMommaCooks Link and greet Party
    stop by and pick up a featured button:)

  29. March 31, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    I love the papers you used to make these flowers! Thank you for linking up last weekend, this is one of my top five picks at Sunday Blog Love. I hope you’ll have time to come over again this weekend and link up again. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  30. April 1, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    Wow, the flowers are gorgeous! I love the music note wreath too!

  31. marissa
    April 3, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing this at my What We Wore and Made party I’m featuring it today http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2012/04/spring-round-up.html

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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