Create this gorgeous handmade paper rose bouquet for your elegant occasion.
It seems one of the trends in weddings is to create an event that is unique and memorable. One way is to add some gorgeous sculptural paper roses into the mix. Here is how you can do it.
- Prints of the 18 paper rose PDFs & 2 sheets of the leaf PDFs onto letter weight paper
- Hot glue gun
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- 2 yards of ribbon
Gather your materials.
Trim rose petals and leaves.
Using the edge of the scissors, curl the corners of your rose petals.
Fold the leaf in half to create a crease and curl two sides of the leaf with the edge of your scissors.
For petals four through six, glue a tab and then attach to the petal edge to form into cones.
Fold one inch of the floral wire and glue to edge of petal one.
Roll the petal around wire center, and then curl back one edge.
Glue bottom tip of petal two to petal one and wrap around, adjusting the curled edges.
Repeat with petal three, rotating the petal to form the look of the rose center.
Skewer petals four through six onto wire stem and glue each one to the center base.
Be sure to rotate the petals to form a natural look.
Glue stem of leaf to floral wire.
Use floral tape to wrap the stems of the leaf and rose.
Remember to stretch the tape to activate the sticky gum that will allow it to stick to itself.
Repeat to create 18 roses and 24 leaves.
Using one hand to hold the base of the wedding bouquet, form a round dome with
flowers, adding leaves between each flower.
Adjust and move flowers and leaves by bending the wire to create your perfect dome shape.
While still holding the bouquet, wrap the floral tape above your hand at the base of the bouquet.
Once secure, wrap tape to cover half of the stem length.
Fold each wire back up toward the rose bouquet, one wire at a time, to create a thicker handle and finished end.
Cover all but the very end of the stems with floral tape.
With ribbon, begin to wrap around the stems starting at the top.
You will want to leave 10 inches of the ribbon at the top for your bow.
Wrap down, overlapping ribbon, to the end of the stem and then back up to the base again.
Using 10 inches of both ends of the ribbon, tie a bow at the base of the bridal bouquet.