Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paper Rosebud Tutorial

This tutorial is now posted on Frosted Designs.  We also have an awesome Reuse/Repurpose Challenge going on this week.  Be sure to check it out!

Now, on to the tutorial!

I love roses, so here's a tutorial to show you how to make rosebuds that will live forever!

Start with a 3 inch square of cardstock.  I used Colonial White.  Trim the edges so you have a circle.

Starting anywhere on the circle cut a spiral toward the center.  Do not make it even.  It adds interest to your rosebud!

Be sure to leave a small circle at the center.  This will be your base.

 With a sponge dauber, sponge some color on the edges of your spiral.  Be sure to do both sides.

Starting with the outer edge, start rolling the spiral on a wooded skewer.

Keep rolling...

All the way to the center.

Slide your rosebud off the skewer and allow it to open up a bit.

Put a dab of glue (I used a glue gun) on the small circle in the middle and gently press down on the rosebud. 

Add a couple of leaves, and your rosebud is complete!

I put the quarter there, so you could see the size of the rosebud.  These can be made with a smaller or larger square of cardstock, depending on the size you want. 

Here is another one that I made using a smaller square of cardstock:

You can view the entire project here
These rosebuds can be used to decorate so many projects.  Enjoy!


Jean M. said...

Wow, they look like real rosebuds. Beautiful:)

Trisha Morton said...

Great tutorial, Ann!

Faye said...

Great tutorial. xxx

The Wife said...

I spotted this on your side bar, they are a beautiful idea.