How to Make Newspaper Roses

Create a bouquet of flowers that never wilt; learn how to make newspaper roses (or crepe paper ones) by following our easy step-by-step tutorial.

These roses are so pretty and easy to make, and we know you and your kids will be obsessed with making them. They are great all year round, and they make the most gorgeous Mother’s Day craft to make with the little ones. Not to mention that they are one of the prettiest recycled crafts.

How to Make Newspaper Roses

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Get ready to turn old newspapers into stunning newspaper roses. We’re always thinking about fun ways to recycle all kinds of materials and newspaper is certainly a versatile one.

Newspaper Roses Art

These flowers look almost like real ones if you use red crepe paper, but giving newspaper a try is also a must. We just love the look!

DIY Newspaper Roses Craft

How to Make Newspaper Roses

What you need:

  • printable template (optional)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
  • old newspaper or magazines
  • green color paper or a paper straw

Tip: These are also gorgeous when made with crepe paper

Step-by-Step Tutorial

We prepared a simple template for this one, but it’s not necessary. Either print our template or draw two petal shapes on a piece of cardstock (one larger 2.5 inch/7 cm and one smaller 2 inch/ 5 cm for example).

Step 1

This will be our guide for shaping the newspaper rose petals.

Step 2

Cut a wider strips of newspaper, it should be wider than the height of your petal. The length isn’t as important as you can always use more paper strips.

Step 3

Fold the paper strips into an accordion.

Step 4

Each fold should be roughly the same width as the width of the petal template.

Step 5

Once folded, place the template on top.

Step 7

Trace around the petal.

Step 8

Cut along the pencil line but make sure not to cut the left and the right edge of the petal (in the same way as paper garlands are made).

Only cut along the top and bottom edges, leaving the sides intact.

Step 9

Carefully unfold the newspaper to reveal a garland-like strip.

Repeat the process with the other petal shape.

Step 10

To give the paper rose a more realistic look, use a pencil (or something else) to curl the top edges of each newspaper petal.

Step 11

This will give your newspaper rose a more realistic shape.

Step 12

Time to make the stem. You can use a green paper straw or make your own using green paper.

Step 13

Roll the paper into a flower stem and apply glue at the end.

Step 14

Glue the stem to the center of the first newspaper petal. Depending on the glue, you will need to wait a little while for it to set as you want your first petal to be super secure.

Now take the smaller petal paper strip and apply a small amount of glue to the bottom parts of other petals.

Step 15

Gently roll each newspaper petal onto the stem.

Step 16

One by one, stick the bottom parts of the petals to the stem.

Step 17

All the way to the last petal. You can add a bit of extra glue here to keep things in place.

Step 18

Now take the paper strip with the larger petals and glue it on in the same manner.

Once all the petals are rolled onto the stem, seal the end with glue to secure this beautiful newspaper rose in place.

Step 19

These eco-friendly newspaper roses are perfect for decorating your home or giving as heartfelt gifts for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

Step 20

Well done, crafty crew!

Roses Newspaper Art

There you have it – a fun and sustainable crafting adventure for kids and yourself.

Rose Newspaper Art

Happy crafting, everyone!

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