DIY Paper Rose Embellished Frame

Paper flowers

Paper can be used to create stunning roses for embellishing cards, frames, gift packages and more.  The most time consuming and tedious part of the process is cutting the petal and leaf shapes, especially if you want detailed edges.  Paper shape punches have made getting great, consistent shapes easy and quick.  Now they even come in sets of shapes needed to create a variety of flowers and layered embellishments, like the rose set used in this project.

DIY paper roses


  • Paper for petals and leaves (card stock used in this project)
  • Paper glue like Glossy Accents
  • Floral Rose Paper Blossom punch set by McGill (got mine at Hobby Lobby).  At amazon (click linked text) you can get the punch for all 4 petals for $12.  The set includes 3 punches (one with the 4 petals, one with the leaf shape and one snowflake for the base) and costs $40.  Had I known this, I would have gone for just the petals since they are there are so many of them for each rose.  The leaves and base would be easy to do by hand since it is only a few shapes to have to cut.
  • Stylus
  • tweezers or bamboo skewers or toothpicks



  • Cut six sets of the 4 petals, one snowflake base and 2-4 leaves per rosemake paper roses
  • Now you will use stylus and tweezers or bamboo skewer to shape petals

How to make paper roses

Make roses from paper

Now you have gorgeous paper roses to add that special touch of spring to your projects!  I used 3 of mine to embellish a frame for my niece’s high school picture.  I love how the orange roses bring out the orange in her skirt.

Paper rose tutorial

Make sure you come back for Wednesday’s tutorial,

another paper rose that you don’t want to miss. 

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