DIY Tissue Paper Rose for Valentine’s Day

January 29, 2015, In: How-to, Occasion, Paper Flowers, Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, make your own tissue paper rose gift topper!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tissue Paper Rose template (download here)
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Low Temperature Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • 3 pieces of 18 gauge floral wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Tissue Paper in Pink, Yellow and Green
  • 1 piece of Green Paper for leaves


Let’s get started! To begin, cut 12 of the large petals and 24 of the small petals out of the pink tissue paper.

These petals will be used to make what’s called double petals. Follow the instructions below to make 6 large double petals and 12 small double petals.


Set your petals aside and cut your leaves from a green piece of paper. Cut one large leaf and two small leaves. Fold each of the leaves in half creating a crease down the center.


Set the leaves aside. Next, we are going to create the center of our rose. Here’s how:



Now we’ll begin to build our rose. Using a small double petal, hot glue your first petal onto the center we just created.


Glue a second double petal onto the center overlapping the first slightly.


Using a total of 6 of the small petals, continue all the way around the center for round 1.

Round 2, work your way around again using the last 6 small double petals, and again for round 3 in the same manner using the 6 large double petals.


To finish our rose, we need to add the sepal to the underside.

Use the template and cut the sepal from green tissue paper. Hot glue the sepal to the underside of the rose, all the way around.


Finish off by taping the stem of the rose with the floral tape.


Roses have leaves that grow in sets of three. We’ll be adding one set of three leaves, but feel free to add more if you like.

Begin by cutting two 18 gauge floral wires in half. Glue the wire to the bottom center of the leaf and tape using the floral tape.


Lay the two small leaves on top of each other and then place them on top of the large leaf about half way down from the top.

Tape all three leaves together.


Spread the leaves out and attach the leaf stem to the rose stem with floral tape.


That’s it! Congratulations you just made a lovely and long lasting tissue paper garden rose. You can attach your rose to the top of a box of chocolates using bakers twine as I did in the first image of this post, or make another and place them in a bud vase for your Valentine. Either way, they will be sure to be enjoyed for many Valentine’s Days to come.


Salute, Sharleen


  1. Reply

    This is so adorable, and a great way to recycle tissue paper!! I’ll have to give this a try. :o)

      • Kory
      • March 9, 2017

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      Right onhti-s helped me sort things right out.

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