How to Make a Paper Rose 🌹

This is an easy paper flower that makes a great gift! Perfect for Valentines day!

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How to Make a Paper Rose 🌹
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Get your several supplies. I don't have a toothpick or bamboo skewer so I'm going to try to use an unwound paper clip

Get your several supplies. I don't have a toothpick or bamboo skewer so I'm going to try to use an unwound paper clip

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Don't use cardstock or any thick paper. Use computer paper or notebook paper. Magazines may work too, but I can't tell you for sure since I haven't tried it

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I'm gonna make 2 flowers- one cut manually, one automatic. The automatic one starts at step 17. First, the manual one

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Fire up the hot glue gun

Fire up the hot glue gun

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Get a decent sized round object and trace a circle on the paper

Get a decent sized round object and trace a circle on the paper

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Cut it out

Cut it out

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Fold in half

Fold in half

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Then fold into thirds

Then fold into thirds

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Draw a petal shape

Draw a petal shape

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Cut that out

Cut that out

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Unfold

Unfold

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Get a new piece of paper and fold it in thirds

Get a new piece of paper and fold it in thirds

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Fold that in half

Fold that in half

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Trace the flower onto that

Trace the flower onto that

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Cut it out

Cut it out

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You should have 6 flowers

You should have 6 flowers

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Skip down to step 26. Prepare for the automatic Cricut!

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Put your paper on the cutting mat. If it's not sticky, tape the corners

Put your paper on the cutting mat. If it's not sticky, tape the corners

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Load the paper

Load the paper

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On the Cricut, set the size to 2"-3"

On the Cricut, set the size to 2"-3"

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Select the black flower next to LOAD LAST 6 times

Select the black flower next to LOAD LAST 6 times

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Cut away!

Cut away!

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Watch the flowers be cut! I'm so sorry about that little view of my fingertip!

Watch the flowers be cut! I'm so sorry about that little view of my fingertip!

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Sometimes the flowers come out deformed. Trim them so they look spiffy!

Sometimes the flowers come out deformed. Trim them so they look spiffy!

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You should have 6 flowers

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Divide them into 2 stacks of 3 flowers

Divide them into 2 stacks of 3 flowers

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Roll the petals with a toothpick or a bamboo skewer. A paperclip didn't work so I used by fingers

Roll the petals with a toothpick or a bamboo skewer. A paperclip didn't work so I used by fingers

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Press one stack, crumpling it, onto the back of the pen

Press one stack, crumpling it, onto the back of the pen

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Do it individually with those three and set them aside

Do it individually with those three and set them aside

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Do the other 3 the same way but with the marker. The marker should be larger than the pen

Do the other 3 the same way but with the marker. The marker should be larger than the pen

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Do them individually. Sorry about my finger!

Do them individually. Sorry about my finger!

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You should have 3 pen pressed flowers & 3 marker pressed flowers

You should have 3 pen pressed flowers & 3 marker pressed flowers

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Get a marker pressed flower and spread it out a little

Get a marker pressed flower and spread it out a little

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Put in some glue

Put in some glue

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Put in another marker pressed flower

Put in another marker pressed flower

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And another

And another

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Add the pen pressed flowers. When you get more towards the middle, spread out the flowers less and less

Add the pen pressed flowers. When you get more towards the middle, spread out the flowers less and less

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Let the glue dry for a while. Prepare to ink. You might want to test the inks to make sure that they're the color(s) you want

Let the glue dry for a while. Prepare to ink. You might want to test the inks to make sure that they're the color(s) you want

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Ink to your heart's desire! This one was the manual one. You could ink most of the flower...

Ink to your heart's desire! This one was the manual one. You could ink most of the flower...

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...or just the edges! This one was the Cricut one

...or just the edges! This one was the Cricut one

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You just learned how to make paper roses 2 different ways! Hip, hip, horray!

You just learned how to make paper roses 2 different ways! Hip, hip, horray!

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I won't take all the credit for this lovely flower. I gotta give some credit back to a wonderful YouTube video that inspired me to do this by Hectanooga1

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If you tried magazines, please tell me if it worked or not. Thanks :)

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Have a nice rest of the day! Thank you so much for viewing this! I appreciate it :)

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God bless you :)

God bless you :)

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