Paper Flower: Rose

Red roses have inspired people to say "I Love You" on Valentine's Day for centuries. Traditionally, rose is symbolized as the flower of love. Although, this year's Valentine's Day has passed, rose can be given in any occasion according to the color, variety, and number.

Instead of buying the real roses—which will certainly wither—or the fake one, I rather to make one. I created the pattern of rose and you can freely choose.

↪ RedOrangeYellowGreenBluePurpleWhiteBlack, and Pink

[Updated 1 March 2017] I created the bigger pattern too! Note to mention: after printing the front page, don't forget to flip the paper for the back page. It's gonna be a little tricky. It will take seven sheets of thick A4 paper to print a jumbo rose.

↪ RedOrangeYellowGreenBluePurpleWhiteBlack, and Pink

Download and print the printable.

Fold on the dashed line to cut the two parts at time.

Trim the petals, curl its edges, and fold it.

Trim the leaves, fold it, and paint the toothpicks with acrylic color.

Glued the single petals to the crumpled paper.

Glue the excess paper that has been provided.

Put the triple petals on the top, followed by two quadruple, quintuple petals, and the sepal*.

Put the single petals on and glue the leaves as well. And here you go!

*Sepal: The outer parts of the flower (often green and leaf-like) that enclose a developing bud.

I would love to hear if you have your paper flower arranged. Do not hesitate to share the result by tagging @evelyngasman and hashtagging #buahtantangan on Instagram. I would be very happy to answer any questions, suggestions, criticisms, written in the comment box below. Thanks for reading!

X, Eve〜♡