Rolled Paper Roses Christmas Tree

Have you ever made rolled paper roses? I did once a while ago and was surprised at how easy it is and how pretty the paper roses are. I made pink rolled paper roses for the top of three-layer cardboard cake that was used at my daughter’s reception where the guests placed their cards. I didn’t blog back then, but I’ll try to find a photo of it. Since then I have seen trees covered in paper roses in HomeGoods and Target. Although the roses on their trees seem more like very thin wood, I made my version with card stock.

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Initially, I wanted to make a large tree. Like two feet high, but as soon as I started making the roses and hot-gluing them onto my tree shape, I changed my mind. THAT was going to take way too much time. Although in hindsight, if I had made the roses bigger, it might not have taken as long. My roses are relatively small – abaout an inch or so in diameter.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the rose strips using Design ID #11563.

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I reduced the size so that I could cut 16 roses on a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock

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I used a red sheet of poster board from the Dollar Tree and rolled into a cone shape for my tree form.

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Starting at the “tail” end of the paper rose, I started rolling onto a wooden skewer, just to get it started. Then I rolled it to the other in, winding tightly. Then I let go of the rolled rose and put a dab of hot-glue on the back and glue down the little tab. Once you do a few, you really get the hang of it and can roll them pretty fast.

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This photo shows the back of the rose where I would put the glue, then fold down the very end which acts as a tab of sorts.

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I just kept rolling and gluing until the entire cone shape was covered with roses. Roses and lots of glue globs and strings until I remembered reading seeing this Pin. I got out my blow dryer and no more globs and strings of hot glue.

rolled paper roses christmas tree by I seem to have a “thing” for paper trees this year! I’ve made three different kind.

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Paper Medallion Christmas Tree

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And the white paper tree that is part of my White & Silver Christmas Vignette.

Are you ready for Christmas? I have a few more gifts to pick up and some wrapping to do, then I’m ready to relax and enjoy the season.
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    Wow! Your tree is BEAUTIFUL! I’ve made felt roses but haven’t tried paper roses. I’m going to have to try it out! I’d love for you to share them at our Christmas Round Up! I am doing features all week. :)

    Just follow this link…Christmas Round Up!

    Happy Holidays!

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    Nice! I’ve been admiring wreaths made from wooden/paper roses lately, but had not idea how to create the roses! It’s too bad I don’t have a Silhouette….hmmm, just one more reason why I need to buy one!
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    Susan says

    These trees are so beautiful. I’m making a bunch on the next snow day with my children. And then I can use them to decorate our new guest room.

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