SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Ann

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I love roses, so here's a tutorial to show you how to make rosebuds that will live forever!

Start with a 3 inch square of cardstock. I used Colonial White. Trim the edges so you have a circle.


Starting anywhere on the circle cut a spiral toward the center. Do not make it even. It adds interest to your rosebud!

Be sure to leave a small circle at the center. This will be your base.

With a sponge dauber, sponge some color on the edges of your spiral. Be sure to do both sides.


Starting with the outer edge, start rolling the spiral on a wooded skewer.


Keep rolling...


All the way to the center.


Slide your rosebud off the skewer and allow it to open up a bit.



Put a dab of glue (I used a glue gun) on the small circle in the middle and gently press down on the rosebud.


Add a couple of leaves, and your rosebud is complete!


I put the quarter there, so you could see the size of the rosebud. These can be made with a smaller or larger square of cardstock, depending on the size you want.

Here is another one that I made using a smaller square of cardstock:


You can view the entire project here.
These rosebuds can be used to decorate so many projects. Enjoy!

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17 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Ann”

Linda said...

Wow love your project the roses are beautiful!!!!

Amanda said...

I would have to be the biggest lover of paper flowers, you have done an awesome job of these.

Great tutorial, I will be giving these a go.

Amanda

jules said...

thanks for the tut they are so pretty! i must have a go at this!

angelin said...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial
,its very easy and just now i made 4
roses with silk paper

scrappinlil said...

cool...I will definetly have to use this technique...TFS

CraftyGirl said...

Ann... you make these look so easy!! Thanks for the easy directions... I will have to give it a try!!

barb :)

L.B. said...

What a great idea. Thansk for the step by step.

Angela said...

fabulous and so easy! thanks for sharing!

wintam said...

This is the best way anyone ever showed me how to make this flower (which - as simple as it is - I never managed to create...). Thanks! and it's beautiful too!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Tammy said...

Thanks for the tutorial! These are beautiful!

ruth said...

Great tutorial! I will definitely have to give this a try! :)

Ann said...

Thank you, everyone! I'm so glad you like this tutorial and the rosebuds. I'm a huge fan of roses!!!

Fern said...

These are beautiful!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! Hugs!!

Jarna said...

Awesome tutorial, thanks!

Jessica said...

Thanks for showing this great tutorial! I've been looking for an easy one to follow. :D

Nicholas said...

Wonderful step-by-steps for this!!! I've been making some and they are a lot of fun!!! I'll be sharing this link on my blog when I post a project using flowers like this.