Monday, December 6, 2010

How to Make Paper Roses

How to Make Paper Roses

While working on one of my projects, it occurred to me to add roses made of paper to add a touch of glam to it. Of course, I did a search on how to make them and was instantly surprised to find such and array of articles on the subject.

In the past, I have made roses out of fabric, stained glass, polymer clay, paint, beads, yarn, embroidery thread, mosaic tiles, and other medium, but this is my first for paper. It seems that you can make roses out of just about any kind of paper. In the videos below, I have seen them made out of crepe paper, napkins, coffee filters, paper streamers, construction paper, news paper, magazine pages and more.

In this lens, I have included instructional videos, links to instructional books, links to craft blogs dealing with making paper flowers, links to either books or sites showing examples of real roses to model your creations after, information on the traditional meanings behind the color and quantity of roses given as gifts, links where you can purchase hand crafted paper roses, a link list where you can add your link to your blog or website that has a tutorial on making paper roses or paper flowers, and finally, links to where you can find supplies for your roses or flower making projects.

I hope you enjoy this lens and I hope you find time to create a few of the roses, I did and had lots of fun in the process.

Traditional Rose Meanings, or the Sentiment Behind the Rose 

For the purpose of gift giving, different colors and quantities of roses serve up very different meanings as follows:

Sincere Love & Respect, Courage & Passion
Send red roses to convey the message of your passionate love for that someone; saying "I love you"

- Pink

Grace and Gentility, the rose of sweet thoughts.
Send deep pink roses to show your appreciation & gratitude; saying "Thank you" Send light pink roses to convey admiration and sympathy

- Yellow

In the Victorian times, yellow roses meant jealousy. But today, they signify friendship, joy, gladness and freedom, the promise of a new beginning.
Send yellow roses to brighten up someone's day; to congratulate your friends and loved ones during Joyous occasions.

- White

Spiritual love & Purity, the rose of confession, the bridal rose; "You are heavenly", "I am worthy of you"
Commonly used as traditional bridal bouquet during weddings to symbolize a happy love. You can nevertheless use them to convey the message of "You are heavenly, I miss you"

- Lavender

Love at first sight and enchantment
Send lavender roses of course, to convey the message of your "love at first sight" with that special someone. You can nevertheless also send them if you would like to make a special impression.

- Orange

Passionate desire, pure enthusiasm and fascination
An excellent choice for a new relationship that you wish to pursue further. It can nevertheless also be referring to a new business partnership.

Meaning of Number of Roses:

- 1 Rose
Love at the first sight; you are the one
- 2 Roses
Mutual love between both, deeply in love with one another
- 3 Roses
I love you
- 6 Roses
I wanna be yours
- 7 Roses
I'm infatuated with you
- 9 Roses
An Eternal love, together as long as we live
- 10 Roses You are perfect
- 11 Roses You are my treasured one; the one I love most in my life
- 12 Roses Be my steady
- 13 Roses Secret Admirer
- 15 Roses I am truly sorry, please forgive me
- 20 Roses Believe me, I am sincere towards you
- 21 Roses I am devoted to you
- 24 Roses Can't stop thinking about you, 24 hours everyday
- 33 Roses Saying "I love you" with great affection
- 36 Roses I will remember our romantic moments
- 40 Roses My love for you is genuine
- 50 Roses Regret less love, this is
- 99 Roses I will love you for as long as I live
- 100 Roses Harmoniously together in a century; remaining devoted as couple till ripe-old age
- 101 Roses You are my one and only love
- 108 Roses Please marry me!
- 365 Roses Can't stop thinking about you, each and everyday
- 999 Roses Everlasting and Eternal love
This information came from - Love link -
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Red Roses
Red roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion. Florists can't keep up with Valentines Day demand for red roses, which makes them especially expensive in February. Buy Red Roses Online.

Yellow Roses
Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom -- so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, Texans, and new mothers. Buy Yellow Roses Online

Pale Pink Roses
Pale pink roses connote grace, gentleness, and gratitude. Buy Pale Pink Roses Online

Light Pink Roses
A joy to behold, light pink roses express fun and happiness. Buy Light Pink Roses

Deep Pink Roses
Deep pink roses say "Thank you." They have also come to be associated with the fight against breast cancer. Buy Deep Pink Roses Online

Lilac Roses
Lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted. Buy Lilac Roses

White Roses
Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages: "I miss you" and "You're heavenly." Buy White Roses Online

Peach Roses
Peach roses speak of appreciation and gratitude.Buy Peach Roses Online

Coral Roses
Coral roses express one thing with their passionate color: Desire.

Orange Roses
Orange roses communicate enthusiasm and desire on the part of the sender. Buy Orange Roses Online

Dead Roses
Regardless of the original color, dead roses say "It's over" loud and clear.

Put two or more colors of roses together, and a new rose meaning arises: Buy Multi-Color Roses

White Roses + Yellow Roses
A symbol of harmony.

Red Roses + Yellow Roses
A message of happiness and celebration.

Red Roses + White Roses
An indication of bonding and harmony.

While roses are traditionally presented in bouquet form, these are also acceptable:

Single Red Rose
"I love you" (but I'm not going to go broke telling you).

Single Rose Any Color
"I thank you" (and I'm still not going to go broke saying so).

Two Roses Entwined
An engagement or marriage is imminent.


Instructional videos on how to make paper roses. There are many more available on YouTube, but many of them are repeats on how to make a certain rose. I tried not to repeat and posted only one of each style.

How to Make a Paper Rose 

Very easy crepe paper rose.
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How to Make a Rolled Paper Rose 

Easy rolled paper rose, good for embellishing projects.
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How to Make a Paper Rose 

This is such an easy way to make really cute paper roses.
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How to Make a Paper Rose out of Streamers 

Easy long stem streamer rose.
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How to Make an Origami Paper Rose 

Origami roses are a bit time consuming, but very interesting and beautiful. They would be great as an accent in a room with oriental decor.
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Another Origami Rose Tutorail 

This is a pretty version of Origami rose. The narration is not done in English, but the visual demonstration is easy to understand.
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A variety of roses to craft. I threw in a surprise video just to mix things up. My very favorite is the video on aNeMonE Handmade Paper Flowers. For inspiration, you must check out their website at , they are utterly amazing!

How to Make Paper Roses
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Video Links 

Videos I was unable to upload the working video link to this article. You can view them at their original locations.
How to make paper roses on Martha Stewart with Cassie Mae Chappell at Mommy Makes
This is a gorgeous paper rose design created by Cassie Mae Chappell at Mommy Makes The link is on the Martha Stewart website. It is by far my favorite rose to make. I have tried it with the less expensive coffee filters as well as the Costco filters, the cheaper filters are thinner and make the roses look more delicate. They are totally beautiful both ways.

Books on Amazon 

Paper Bouquet: Using Paper Punches to Create Beautiful Flowers

Amazon Price: $8.69 (as of 12/06/2010) Buy Now

Fanciful Paper Flowers: Creative Techniques for Crafting an Enchanted Garden

Amazon Price: $11.83 (as of 12/06/2010) Buy Now

Paper Flowers (Maake Your Own)

Amazon Price: $10.36 (as of 12/06/2010) Buy Now

Books on eBay 

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Current Bid: AUD 13.56
Time Remaining: 16 days, 9 hours, 43 minutes
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Origami Flowers [With 98 Sheets of Paper] NEW

Current Bid: AUD 16.99
Time Remaining: 10 days, 7 hours, 2 minutes
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Weldon's 2D #202 c.1901 Vintage Paper Flower Folding

Current Bid: $10.36
Time Remaining: 17 days, 10 hours, 21 minutes
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NEW Paper Flowers - Klutz (COR) 9781591744436

Current Bid: $8.78
Time Remaining: 29 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes

Sources for Examples of Rose Styles and Colors 

Here are links to books or websites that will show examples of actual rose styles and color variations that you can use to model you hand crafted roses after.
Nature Hills Nursery
Nature Hills Nursery website with full color pictures of roses.
They have beautiful rose photos on this website.
Rose Gardening Made Easy
Really gorgeous rose photos on this website
Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society
Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society website with lovely photos of roses.
Right Rose, Right Place
Right Rose, Right Place website full of color photos.
Ortho's Complete Guide to Roses
Book with full color pictures of roses
Miracle Grow Complete Guide to Roses
Book with full color pictures of roses
Taylor's Guide to Roses
Book full of color pictures of roses

Google Blog Search 

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Crafting Blogs or Websites with Tutorials 

Hades Home Improvement Interior Decor & Garden Design Ideas
Video on how to make a paper rose
Blade Rubber Stamps
Two rose tutorials on this site.
Origami rose tutorial
Coffee filter rose tutorial.
New Hollywood Vouge
Tutorial on how to make a paper rose.
Under the Table and Dreaming.
How to make a paper rose wreath tutorial.
My Shabby Chatieau
Paper rose tutorial.
What Allies Making Now
Crepe Paper rose tutorial.
Final Tag How to do Just About Anything
Folded rose tutorial.
The cutting files
Paper roses in a frame tutorial.
The Sandy Hearts Blog: Tracy Mason's Paper Rose Video
Tracy Mason's Paper Rose Video
Susan Bluerobot @ Blogspot Rose Tutorial
Paper Rose Tutorial.
The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Ceramic Paper Rose Tutorial. This is a twist on one of the familiar paper roses.
This is another very nice tutorial on making Crepe Paper Roses.
Grasper (The Instructional Vidoe Network)
How to Make a Rose out of a sheet of paper.
Paper Rose and Flower Tutorial, Very nice!
How to Do
How to make a paper rose and other flowers.
Folding Tree
Nice crepe paper rose tutorial.

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