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Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet



Learn how to make realistic roses with sturdy yet inexpensive crepe paper. This technique is a great way to create a bouquet of roses gift or decoration for Valentine's Day. These roses cost less and last longer and are sure to be appreciated by everyone!  Best of all, you can make these beautiful roses in any color you'd like.  Mix and match colors for a stunning arrangement that is sure to make your home beautiful.  These colorful paper roses also make a wonderful gift for Mother's Day or an upcoming birthday or anniversary.

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Crepe Paper Rose


  • Assorted colors of crepe paper
  • Florist wire and wire cutters
  • Floral Tape
  • Pattern- Outer Petals
  • Pattern 2- Inner Petals



  1. Create a stamen (the center of the rose) by cutting fringe on a single strip of crepe paper ( I used yellow).

    Crepe Paper Rose

  2. You can cut your petals free hand, or you can print the images above to use as templates. For each rose, you will need fourteen to sixteen outer petals, five to six inner petals and one stamen. Make sure the grain of the crepe paper is running vertically when you cut them so that you can shape them properly.

    Crepe Paper Rose

  3. To shape, place your thumbs together in the center of the petal and gently press down and tug outward. This will make your petal rounded and more natural looking.

    Crepe Paper Rose

  4. Using a bit of floral wire (or a toothpick if you prefer) roll the tip of the petal outward over the wire to create a lip and a natural looking inner petal.

    Crepe Paper Rose

  5. Use the same technique on the rounded edges of the heart shaped outer petals.

    Crepe Paper Rose

  6. Now coil your stamen around the floral wire.

    Crepe Paper Rose

  7. Move the stamen a little down the wire.

    Crepe Paper Rose


  8. Fold the wire over to secure the stamen in place. Tape the stamen down with your floral tape. (Remember, it gets sticky as you pull on it, so pull gently on the tape as you go.)

    Crepe Paper Rose

  9. Begin adding the small inner petals, taping each one securely.

    Crepe Paper Rose

    Crepe Paper Rose

  10. Gradually add the larger petals, working in a circular motion and overlapping each new petal over the preceding one.

    Crepe Paper Rose

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fiddly on first making but comes out looking great with practice.Length/width of stamen paper to cut or pattern would be helpful

irenefletcher1946 6262557

beautiful! I can smell them! These would be my favorite for wedding flowers.

mom2347 0741801

when i go to print the pattern on my cannon printer it prints out something else from pages 1 to 54. why is it doing that?

margparent 9929101

They look fantastic, but I can't set my printer properly to print the pattern. Could you please ive me the dimensions of petals?


I love the roses. My grandmother and gr. aunt taught me to make these back in the 40,s when I was a young child ( 6 or 7) back when you could get crepe paper almost any where. We made them in several different colors and they were beautiful. We uses strips of green to wrap around the stems ( usually wire cut from coat hangers as they were cheap or free. Some they dipped in the melted parrafin wax. We lost my wonderful sweet Grandmother when I was 16, Im 72 now and I still miss her. The roses on this site sure brought back a lot of sweet memories. Thank you so much. Happy New Year to one and all.

Crafter 1372255

A layd in our church made these in 1940's for our church but she also dipped them in melted parrifin. They were beautiful.

Dorcas A Ligon

Hi Pwo, I have fixed the links so that they are reversed and should be good to go. Sorry about the confusion! -Editors of FaveCrafts.com


I think there may be a problem with this pattern. When I click on inner petal to get the template for the petals the larger outer petal pattern comes up and when I click on outer petal the smaller inner petal template comes up. I think this may be the confusion with the size of the petals.


My petals came out the right size. My inner are shorter than the outer ones. I am not sure what MLD53 is talking about but my guess would be to just trim the petal patterns if they are too big.

Member 20731

Better than plain crepe paper is the velour crepe paper for roses. In 1964 I made bouquets of velour roses for a banquet, and you really couldn't tell they were fake. My committee even sprinkled them with rose scented powder. People were amazed. I haven't done this for a long time, so I don't know if Michael's or other craft stores sell the velour crepe paper anymore. If anyone knows where it can be found it would be great....especially if it is in pastel colors.

art 7753936

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