How To Make A Rose Out Of Paper + Free SVG & PDF Patterns!

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Hi there! January is coming to a close, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In light of that, I thought I’d bring you a papercraft tutorial of a Valentine’s Day classic – the red rose! In this step-by-step tutorial, we’re going to make a beautiful, realistic rose out of card stock.

I designed this pattern back in April of 2019 to make my grandma, who wasn’t well at the time, a bouquet of pink roses for Easter. I’d been seeing lots of beautiful card stock roses and wanted to design my own take on them. I loved how realistic they turned out and I’ve been waiting for the right time to share the patterns with you – and today’s the day!

My crepe paper rose tutorial has been one of my most popular lately, and this is another beginner friendly way to make a rose 🙂


  • Thin card stock paper (around 175 gsm is best) in colors red and green. I like to use the Recollections brand from Michaels.
  • Plastic butter knife or paper curling tool
  • 16 gauge floral wire
  • Pliers
  • green floral tape
  • Hot glue gun (I used a high temp, but I recommend a low temp for protecting your fingers)
  • Scissors
  • Optional: 1/4 thick craft foam from Michaels to use as a work surface


Card Stock Rose Pattern (Hand Cut PDF)


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Lisa Nemirow

Sarah, this looks like such a fun project!