I just love paper rosebuds, so easy to make for kids and adults, and with great results! And a little bouquet of paper roses is so very sweet, to adorn your home or give as a little gift, how about a teacher appreciation paper rosebud bouquet? And of course they're perfect for shavuot decorations!
I showed the 4th-6th grade girls in my crafting a future class you to make these, and as you can see, the results are just the cutest. Okay, it's true, my daughter made the top one, as she happens to know that pastel colors look great together, a young designer in the making!
A simple bouquet would be a great present topper, and of course looks adorable in a tiny vase made from a mug or cup of some kind. I'll try to post an actual tutorial sometime soon but in the meantime, here's a despcription of how to make these flowers, really so very simple!
- colored cardstock
- a marker
- pipe cleaners
How To: For small flowers, fold your A4 or letter sized piece of paper into four, and cut out the largest circle possible. Draw a loose spiral on the top circle, starting at the center, and making about three or four revolutions. Holding the stack of four circles, or even clipping them together if necessary, cut on the line.
And now for the fun part: starting from the center, simply start rolling the paper spiral onto itself, as much as possible, making a tight round coil. Once you have finished you can secure the end to the flower with glue to maintain a tight flower, or just let it go and the flower will loosen up a bit.
Attach a pipe cleaner to the center with a dab of glue, and voila! Enjoy!
I have now posted a simple tutorial for this craft, the Simple Paper Rosebud Tutorial, with step by step photos.
And do check out my giant paper rosebud centerpieces that you may have missed unless you've been reading this blog for four years!