Making roses out of tissue paper is inexpensive, and you will have handmade decorations that will look great. You can use it to decorate anything, whether it is a room for a wedding or a gift package. You can make open or closed flowers that you can use with a stem. These roses can be presented alone or in a bouquet.
Method 1 of 3: Make open roses
Step 1. Prepare the paper
Choose tissue paper in the color you want to make the rose petals. You can use realistic colors like red, pink, white, yellow, orange and purple or more original colors or even printed paper. If you are making Halloween decorations, black roses can be both elegant and morbid. When making open roses, you can also use several different colors in one flower to create a rainbow effect.
Step 2. Cut out the petals
Use scissors to cut out eight discs of tissue paper that are roughly the same size. Do not try to make perfectly round circles, because roses are not balls. The discs can be any size you want, knowing that the rose will be about twice as wide as their diameter.
Step 3. Curl the paper
Curl its edges and crumple it very lightly to make the petals look more realistic. Stack the discs on top of each other and put a pen on them. Wrap the edges of the paper around the pen and slide the tool up and down and side to side.
Step 4. Form the rose
Separate the tissue paper discs. Take one and give it a conical shape by wrapping it tightly. Wrap a second disc around the first, starting about 1 cm below its edge to make another cone. Repeat the process with three more discs. When you add the last three, roll only about a quarter of each disc into a cone and leave the rest unfolded. These three petals should go all the way around the flower.
Step 5. Tie the petals together
Cut a thin wire of about 10 cm. Wrap it around the bottom of the petals, where they are twisted together. Curl the outer petals over the wire to hide it.
Method 2 of 3: Make closed roses
Step 1. Choose the paper
Each flower will be made from a single strip of paper. You won't be able to make multi-colored roses like you can with the open version unless you use multi-colored paper. Take a sheet of the size you find. Sheets of tissue paper for crafting are usually squares of about 50 x 50 cm.
Step 2. Crumple a leaf
Roll a sheet of tissue paper into a ball. The crumpled texture will give volume to the rose. Be careful not to tear the paper.
Step 3. Cut out the paper
Unfold it, smooth it with your hand and cut it in half. If the sheet is rectangular, cut it lengthwise. You can make a flower with each half. Take one of the halves and fold it in half lengthwise.
Step 4. Roll up the paper
Position the folded edge at the top and start winding the strip on itself from the bottom corner. Gradually lower the paper as you roll it up so that the center is slightly higher than the outer petals.
Step 5. Tie the flower
When you get to the end of the strip, twist the end tightly under the flower. Wrap a small, thin wire or green pipe cleaner around the bottom of the rose to hold it in place. You can also insert a wooden pin in the underside to maintain the shape of the flower and act as a support for a stem.
Method 3 of 3: Make a rod
Step 1. Cut some wire
Measure about 80 cm of thick wire and cut it out. Be careful that the ends are not sharp. Sharp end can hurt you and tear the paper rose. You can use a shorter green pipe cleaner in place of the wire.
Step 2. Bend the wire
Fold it in thirds so that it is the right thickness for the stem. Twist it up to make it look cleaner and more even. If you have trouble, use flat pliers. Wrap green florists' tape around the wire, covering it completely. If you are using a pipe cleaner, skip this step.
Step 3. Cut leaves
Take green tissue paper and cut out four leaf shapes for each flower. The leaves should be as long as the diameter of the open flower or the height of the folded paper strip of the closed flower.
Step 4. Curl the leaves
Wrap them around a pen using the method described in step three of part one. Curl them slightly to make them look more realistic. Especially bend one end of the leaves to mimic the shape of real leaves.
Step 5. Attach the stem to the flower
Wrap the end of the wire or pipe cleaner around the bottom of the petals. Tighten the thread well to prevent the tissue paper from sticking out. Once the bottom of the rose is covered, wrap the stem more loosely. Continue until it is about 3 cm long.
Step 6. Add the leaves
Pinch the end of a leaf and wrap the stem around it. Do a few turns then add a second leaf. Continue in this way to attach all the leaves. When you're done, continue loosely winding the rod to the end.
- Look at a real rose or a photo of a rose to help you form a realistic paper version.
- You can also use crepe paper. It has a pleated texture and generally has a bright color. You can easily find them in a hobby store. Tissue paper has a smooth surface.
- If you don't have tissue paper, you can make roses using other types of paper, such as card stock.