Framed Paper Roses

It's easy to make lovely dimensional paper roses. However, these beauties will not go on your scrapbooking pages, but will instead be used to decorate all kinds of projects.

For example: a picture frame, gift box, decorative jar, hair barrette, twig bouquet, greeting card or even a wedding reception table.

Created by Micheline Petit

 

 
 

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: C_34997_a, jan2013, paper, roses, scrapbooking, paper crafting, frame, paper roses in frame, valentines, valentine decor

Materials

  • Scrapbooking Paper - Colour/Design of Choice
  • Ink Pad - Coordinating Colour of Choice
  • Foam Ink Dauber
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Stylus (or Tip of a Pencil)
  • Scissors
  • Frame (Glass Removed)
  • Cardstock Background Matching the Size of Frame - Colour/Design of Choice
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Instructions

Paper Roses
The step by step instructions with photos as well as the flower's template can be found by clicking here.



Frame


Step 1
Choose a frame that you like and remove the glass. Remember: the bigger the frame, the more paper flowers you will need! The sample we used is an 28 x 35.5 cm (11"x14") frame and it houses 12 flowers, 7.6 cm (3") each.

Step 2
Cut white cardstock the size of the frame. It will serve as a base. Insert it into the opening and make it hold with the photo turns in the back of the frame as you would for a picture. You could also use a coloured cardboard or a lightly patterned paper that matches with the colour of your flowers.

Step 3
Arrange the flowers from the centre: make neat rows and symmetrical columns. When the arrangement is to your liking, glue each flower with hot glue directly on the cardboard base.

And voilà! A pretty and original handmade frame for your home decor… Now, the real question is: do I give it as a gift or keep it for myself?