Scrapbook Flowers – How to Make Your Own Rose Embellishments

There are some gorgeous scrapbook flower embellishments available on the market today. But at $3.99 for a set of 6 flowers, your scrapbook project can get quite pricey. Here you will learn how to create your own flowers. Today, we’ll make a simple rose, and you can vary the colors, sizes and materials used for infinite possibilities.

Supply list:

  • 1” circle punch
  • cardstock or patterned paper
  • adhesive (glossy accents by Ranger)
  • brads, buttons, etc. (for flower center)
  • glimmer mists, powered pearls, glitter glue (optional)

Step 1: Punch Circles

Punch 15 one inch circles. You might want to try turning your punch upside-down, so you can better see where you’re punching.

Step 2:  Roll Circles

Roll each circle. We used a Qtip, but you can use any found object. This step seems tedious, but actually can be done fairly quickly. Simply roll and slide off.

Step 3: Pinch each Circle.

Pinch one side of the circle to form a petal. There really isn’t an exact science to this step.

You should now have 15 petals.

Step 4: Apply Adhesive to Circle Base

We love Glossy Accents by Ranger because it is strong and dries rather quickly. Apply liberally all around circle base. We used a 1 1/2” circle.

Step 5: Adhere Pinched Circles to Base

Adhere the flatter part of the petal to the base.

Continue to add petals around the base.

We ended up with 6 petals as my bottom layer.

Step 6: Adhere Petals for Second Layer

For the second layer, we added 6 petals again, placing the points between the points of the first layer. You will also notice in the photo below, we flattened the petals a bit on my bottom layer.

Continue adding petals.

Step 7: Adhere Petals for Third Layer

We added 3 petals for the third layer. You may need to apply more adhesive.

Step 8: Embellish Center

We had extra adhesive in the center and decided to add some mini beads.  You can use any type of embellishment for the center of your flower.

At this point you could be done with your flower, or…

Step 9: Add Designer Touches

A few ideas to enhance your flower include misting with Glimmer Mist to add a sparkle.  You can also add shine with various other products you have in your craft arsenol like powdered pearls, inks, chalks, glitter, etc.

We used Glimmer Mist and added glitter glue to the edges.

The finished flower…

With adult supervision (and some modifications in the supplies list), this can be a kid-friendly craft, too. Your little princesses will love making these papercrafted flowers to decorate their homemade tiaras.  Just use Elmer’s glue instead of Ranger adhesive.

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