Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Handmade Punched Rose

I am such a fan of flowers on my paper crafting projects, I love to pile as many on as possible, but that can get a little bit pricey so I love using handmade blooms!

Today I wanna share with you one of my most favorite handmade flowers, sure to add that special touch to any crafting project!!

flower punch (it does not need to be the same as mine, it just needs to be a 4 petal punch)
enough paper to punch 4 flowers
some kind of skinny stick (I use a paint brush end)

Punch out 4 flowers all the same size.

 You will need to make your cuts in each flower
 Flower #1 you will just cut a slit into the flower between 2 of the petals and stop in the center
Flower #2 you will need to cut a petal from your flower using a pie slice shape, also stopping in the center.
Flower #3 you will repeat the same cut as flower #2 except this time when you make your pie slice cut you need to remove 2 petals instead of just 1.

For the last flower you will make a very different cut. Starting in between 2 petals cut into your flower just enough to leave enough room as to not slice off petals when you start your spiral cut to the center. You can make your spiral as many layers as you wish or as little. When you are finished it should look similar to the one above.

 Now it's time to adhere your cut flowers #1-3. All you need to do is dab a small bit of glue (fast drying works best) on the edge of the petal that was cut and slightly overlap the other side of the cut petal back to it, creating a cone shape.

Flower #4 is adhered a bit different. For this step you will need your skinny skinny (I used the end of a paint brush) and started at the opening of the cut flowers and wrapped in around the brush end in a spiral motion until I reached the end. I then put a dab of my fast drying glue on the bottom of the spiral cut flower and pressed the flower down over it holding firm for a few moments until it's dry.

When you have completed the above step you should have 4 flowers that look similar to these above.
The final step is to assemble your 4 flowers to create 1 beautiful rose.
You do this by adhering the each flower to the center of the other largest to smallest. So adhere flower #2 in #1's center and so on and so forth.

When you are done your flower should look similar to the one below!

Thanks for taking a look, I hope you have enjoyed!!!


  1. Great tutorial Jen...a girl can never have too many flowers!

  2. Flowers are my absolute fav...especially making my own.Much more cost effective! But I did learn here to do the swirly cut on one of those for the center piece....clever!

  3. Beautiful! Can't wait to make some!

  4. Thanks for sharing this! Your work is very inspiring! I'm your newest follower! :D