I love that I can make my own pretty paper flowers with nothing but paper and glue! No need to run to the craft store when I can whip these babies up in no time at all. Using the Silhouette Cameo and my Rose in Bloom cut file to cut the paper make the process that much faster! (But, don’t worry! You can still use your scissors or craft knife with the pdf, png or psd file, and your flower will turn out just as awesome!)
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Rose in Bloom Tutorial:
1. Cut out all of the pieces.
2. Using your fingers or a pencil, round the petals as shown.
3. Starting with the largest flower shape, apply glue to the single petal to the left of the slit. My favorite adhesive is Beacon 3-in-1. I love that it dries fast and grabs well, but you can reposition if you move quickly!
4. Stack the neighboring petal (from the other side of the slit) over the petal with the glue and align the edges, holding until it dries.
5. Repeat with the second largest flower shape to create a 4-petal flower. Apply adhesive, stack neighboring petal, and hold.
6. Repeat with the smallest flower shape to create a 3-petal flower.
7. Use your pencil or fingers to roll the petals again as shown.
8. Use some scissors to cut small slits in the largest flower shape.
9. Start to stack the petals, applying adhesive to the area around the centers of each petal shape.
10. You should see your Rose in Bloom take shape! You’ll have to push down on the center pieces quite firmly and hold them while the adhesive dries.
11. You’ll be able to hold onto a small “stem” created by the centermost petal shapes. If you would like, you can insert wire into the center, then use floral tape or washi tape to wrap the bottom! I just left it as is, then bend the stem to adhere it to my project.
12. Your pretty rose is complete!
But, why not add a little glitter? Like that little pink box? It’s my Sachet Box!
This awesome rose will make a beautiful statement on your next papercraft project. Make a full size Rose in Bloom, or make a cluster of different sizes!
Like this? Check out my other flower template, Paper Flower Pieces!