Paper Juliet Rose

I guess you could say this tutorial is still a work in progress. I'm sure you will see an updated version later, but for now I just can't wait to spread some lovely, floral cheer! 

I recently found myself searching high and low for a paper Juliet Rose how-to with absolutely no luck. These flowers are understated and gorgeous (see below) but they are also a little pricey and hard to find. After my failed searching attempts I decided to figure out how to make one myself and although I know I'm getting close I'm still working at it!

  • Materials
    • 3-5 2" Petals
    • 4 4x1" Crepe Strips
    • 1 1.5x6" Crepe Strip
    • Faux Floral Stem
    • Floral Tape
    • Thin Wire

 First, crumple the petals and then fold the ends in on themselves, as shown. Evenly accordion the small strips and loosely accordion the bottom of the large strip so that it concaves in on itself.

I know alot of paper florists use floral tape to connect all of the petals to the stem, but I prefer to use thin wire. It gives me more control and is tighter so that I can add lots and lots of layers. If you have some pliers around they can be handy at tightening the wire for the outer layers.

 Beginning with the four smaller accordioned strips, attach them to the top of the stem one at a time. Spread out the folds to fill in any gaps.

 Use the long, concave strip to hug the little accordions in one smooth petal. You can leave the flower here if you are going for a floral bud.

 Attach the large petals around the bud on at a time, overlapping them as you go. You might need to make a few adjustments after everything is attached, but that's it!