Paper Rosebud Tutorial

 Making these paper roses has become a tradition around Valentines Day at our house.  They go on top of presents (my son's birthday is Valentines Day), get sent along as thank-you gifts with orders, and are a table decoration for parties.  Since it's a few days before Valentines, I thought I'd share this super easy project...

 Usually I have the kids gather up sticks from the yard to use as the stems.  This year, with all the snow, I am fortunate that I had some left over in my bag of supplies.  Generally, I try to find sticks that have the same diameter as a stem and then break them down to about 12" or less, depending on the vase they will live in.

 You'll also need some paper twist in green & the rose color of your choice and about a 6" length of string or twine.  I like to add some lace too.

Cut appx 6" of the green paper twist and 12" of your rose color.  Then untwist the full length.

 I put a glob of glue stick type glue on the end of the "stem" and then begin wrapping the rose color twist around the stem.  Folding it a bit as you go will help create an unopened bud effect. (pardon my messy work area... and old lady hands)

You'll have a short end of the rose color twist left.  Glue that down with glue stick and then wrap the green, leaving the ends hanging out. 

I lay out the twine with about 4" of lace on top of it, then lay the rose down on top of the two, pulling the twine up and tying everything nice and tight.

I print my Valentine message, using the Old Rubber Stamp font and then tear them close to the words.  Short messages work best.  Then just glue them onto your stem.

It's a super inexpensive, handmade gift.  And no matter if you give one or a dozen, your message of love won't wilt.

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.(Isaiah 54:10)


  1. So pretty,simple and chabby chic, thank you.

  2. Those are lovely, sweetpea! Oh my, I think I'll have to do some for around this house also. Very creative.

    Oooooh, and those hands are old lady hands! Mine ARE!!!

  3. Love this Polly, thanks for the "how-to" can I ask where you found your type font tags print outs? love'em!

  4. This is really cute...and very romantic, too!!! I see paper twist ribbon at yard sales quite often. So now I"ll have to pick some up, so I can try this project!!! Thanhks for the cute project ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  5. Polly, these are so cute .


  6. Very sweet and thanks for sharing your idea with us!

  7. What a lovely rose and so simple but effective. Came over from Julies open window and glad I did.

  8. What a wonderful tradition and thank you for sharing with us!


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