DIY: Paper Rose Decorative Spheres

Paper Rose Spheres

Today’s project is simple, but time consuming and worth every minute!  I was inspired by my friend Suzy’s gorgeous quilled flower topiaries to create some paper flower spheres of my own.   If you missed the inspiration over at the Sitcom, be sure and visit the link for how Suzy created these:

Quilled Paper Flower Topiaries

I was initially going the topiary route, but decided I like them as decorative spheres.  For the roses, I used Kraft Core cardstock (thank you Amy from Plucking Daisies for turning me onto my now favorite paper) in shades of orange and book pages.  I cut the rose shapes with my Sizzix 3D flowers rose die, rolled them into the flower shape and adhered them to the spheres with straight pins.  For the orange sphere, I just used plain straight pins and for the book page rose sphere I used pins with pearls on top.

Here is a great video demonstrating the Sizzix 3D rose die:

Paper Rose Spheres Topiary

I love how they turned out!!  It took me about a week of rolling roses and pinning to complete these two.

Paper flower topiary DIY

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Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are inspired!!


  1. Johnnie! I love the book page roses! Very unique! Thanks so much for featuring my topiaries!


  2. These are gorgeous Johnnie! I love the roses…ah…yet another die to pine for. I was looking through my bins of dies (yes bins) the other day and thought to myself I do NOT have enough dies…must have MORE!! I’m so glad you are enjoying the Core…once you go Core you NEVER go back! :)

  3. Johnnie it’s beautiful! I want to make one!

  4. OMG! I love these–they look time consuming but as you stated totally worth it!!!

  5. Lovely!

  6. These are so incredibly gorgeous and elegant! Love them.

  7. Love, love, love these! Posting on FB page!

  8. luv the flowers spheres. I want to make them for my beauty shop. How do you make the actual flower?

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      Thanks for the flower love, AJ! I added a video by mybutterflykisses at the end of the post. It shows exactly how I used my Sizzix and created the roses. Hope this helps.

  9. Those are so pretty, bot the way you did yours and as topiaries.

  10. Those are so beautiful! Now I want a sizzix!

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      Marie, I highly recommend you get one of these awesome machines. It is so fun. My favorite tool these days by far. Thanks for the love!

  11. Love these. Have pinned it.

  12. I was so glad to have you link up and these are amazing! I love the book pages and the lovely Autumn colors. They are just beautiful. Thank you also for featuring my printables, I really appreciate it!

  13. Love these! :)

  14. Love all the different variations!

  15. These are adorable!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!!

  16. Super cute! Great for some texture around the house! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Wow these are beautiful!

  18. Anne DeVasto says:

    Do you glue the paper layers of each rose as you wrap them? Glue gun?

  19. did you use the same process for the book pages


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