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Jul 04, 2019


Knowing how to craft the perfect paper rose is a life skill that will serve you from now until the end of time. Add it to a paper leaf wreath to add some contrasting colour, or use them as stand alone roses for your table decorations.  These pastel paper roses work perfectly at weddings and summer parties! We’ve made a simple how-to to explain the process in just 10 steps!


While the roses can be a bit fiddly, once you’ve mastered the bend and fold, you’ll have it down. All you need to get started is:

A few pieces of our Spectrascope range

Scissors or a craft knife

A glue gun


To get started, you have to cut out all of your rose petals! You’ll need to cut:

6 of the Pink Petals

5 of the Yellow Petals

4 of the Blue Petals

9 of the Purple Petals


You can make your rose in any colour you like, this is just for reference!


Once you’ve cut the petals out, you’re ready to start moulding, shaping and glueing the rose.

  1. Starting with the smallest petal, roll the edges in on each other and the fold the bottom up. It should look like a little roll and be able to stand up on it’s own. Do the same with another petal and then glue one inside the other with your glue gun
  2. Continue in the same way with the remaining 4 petals and glue them around each other

You’ve now made the inside / the bud of your rose!


3. To mould the next set of petals (yellow), you’ll need to fold the top two corners back on the petal to make a kind of upside-down V

4. Once you’ve done this, fold the bottom up into the petal

5. Use your fingers to mould the petals and to pop the paper outwards slightly

6. Using the glue gun, continue gluing these petals out and around the rose

7. Mould the next lot of petals (blue) in the same way and continue to glue them around – be careful, the glue gun can be really hot!


8. Fold the last, larger (purple) petals in the same way

9. Continue to glue them around the rose – make sure that the curled part of the paper petal is facing downwards, not in towards the petal

10. Once you’ve glued down all of you petals, you will have your first paper rose!


If you have a specific colour scheme for your wedding, you can try splattering your rose with a complementary colour using watercolours. This creates a lovely speckled effect. 


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