How to Make a Rosebud From Paper

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Things You'll Need

  • Drinking glass
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Skewer
  • White paper glue

Make delicate rose buds from paper as a decorative craft. These darling little rose buds are perfect for decorating diaries, picture frames, greeting cards, barrettes, hair pins or just about anything you can think of. The rose buds can be crafted in a couple of minutes using household supplies, and making this craft is easy enough for young crafters to attempt. Use colored paper, origami paper, scrapbooking paper or gift wrap to make a more colorful bouquet.

Choose a drinking glass that is a little larger than you want your rose to be. Use a shot glass for tiny rose buds and a coffee mug for bigger ones. Place the glass upside down on the paper and draw around it with the pencil.

Draw a spiral that starts on the outer edge of the circle and spirals into the center. Leave a little round piece in the center to glue the rose bud to.

Cut out the circle, and then cut along the spiraled line you just drew.

Take the outer end of the spiral and wrap it around a skewer. Angle the paper out as you roll the spiral up, so it begins to form a cone. The bottom edge of the spiral will be tightly wrapped against the skewer while the top edge is allowed to angle out. Continue to wrap the spiral around the skewer until you only have the last circular bit of cardboard left.

Dab glue onto the cardboard. Remove the skewer while holding the rose together. Gently press the rolled end of the rose onto the glue and hold in place for a couple of minutes while the glue dries.


  • You can dab an ink pad on the edges of the rose if you are using white paper. This will give it a delicate tint. Make a number of roses, and use florists tape to stick them to lengths of florist wire. Gather them together in a bouquet and tie with a ribbon.


  • Supervise younger crafters who are using a scissors.