Giant Paper Rose

I made these as decorations for my graduation party and had a blast making them! Enjoy the DIY! Comment below if you make them and send me pictures on Instagram and twitter with #HAdiygiantrose



  • 10 Sheets of paper (I just used printer paper, but card stock or scrapbook paper would work even better.)
  • A copy of each petal template. (There are actually 4 different petal sizes but I free-handed the smallest one when I made this post. You can find the templates here Giant Rose Petal Templates)
  • A pair of scissors
  • A glue stick/craft glue/glue gun
  • A pencil
  • A whole bunch of paper clips (I forget how many I used. I think it was around 38 total, but you don’t need to use all of them at once. I just did that for the pictures.)


1. print off the petal templates and cut them out.


2. Then, take the biggest template and paper clip it to 5 pieces of paper and cut it out.


3. Then, roll each of them up individually from the straight edge.


4. And paper clip the ends of each petal. This will curl the petals to make the flower look more realistic.


5. Next, take 3 pieces of paper and fold them in half and cut along the fold.


6. You’re only going to need 5 of those half pieces of paper. (You’ll use the last half in a minute for the next set of petals.) Paper clip the second biggest petal template to the half pieces of paper and cut them out.


7. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with those petals.


8. Take the extra half piece of paper from step 5 and one other piece of paper. Fold the whole piece of paper into fourths and fold the half piece of paper into half. And cut along the folds.

9. Then, paper clip the second smallest petal to those pieces of paper and cut them out. (I forgot to take a picture of this, sorry.)


10. Then, roll up each petal from the straight edge and paper clip the ends.


Here are all of the petals rolled up together because I’m weird and decided to take a picture of all of them together.


11. Remove the paper clips from the biggest set of petals and measure 4 inches up from the straight edge.


12. Cut straight up to the mark on all of the petals.


13. Flip the petals over so that they curl under. Put glue on the left side of the petal.


14. Cross the right side of the petal over on top of the glue on the left side. So it looks like the picture. The rounded part of the petal should curl out.


15. Repeat step 13-14 with the rest of the large petals.


16. Take one of the petals and put glue on it like the picture.


17. Then take another petal and put it on top of the glue on the other petal. Like the picture.


18. Repeat steps 16-17 with the rest of the large petals.


19. Repeat steps 11-18 with the second largest petals.


20. Then, put glue inside the biggest set of petals.


21. And put the other petals inside the bigger petals on top of the glue.


22. Repeat steps 11-21 with the second smallest petals.


23. Fold up the last piece of paper into fourths and cut out the smallest set of petals. (You’ll only have 4 of these.)


24. Then, roll up each petal from the straight edge. (I was lazy and didn’t use paper clips with these. But you could.)


25. Put glue on the edge of one of the petals. Make sure the petals are curled towards the middle.


26. Then place another petal on top like pictured.


27. Repeat with the rest of the petals.


28. And lastly, glue the center into the rose and you’re done!

Congratulations on making it to the end of this post!

I made several of these and hung them on the wall at my graduation party.

If you make them, tag me on Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #HAdiygiantrose

Comment below what you think of this post.

Question of the day, what is your favorite flower? Comment below. I’m curious. Honestly, I don’t know what my favorite is. I should figure that out, maybe the suggestions will help.


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