You might have seen these oversized roses featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. They're a growing trend and quite a fun one at that. If you're looking to make these large roses for your own wedding, Green Wedding Shoes does a simple step-by-step on how to create your own.
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So, here are the materials needed as listed in the DIY to make one paper rose:
• Floral tape
• 6 18-gauge floral stem wire
• 5 sheets of Doublette crepe paper for petals, leaves, calyx and stem
• 1 round pencil
• Craft Glue
• Crepe paper templates (you can download them from Martha Stewart)
• 3 copies of teardrop template
• 8 copies of the heart-shaped template
• 2 copies of the leaf template
• 1 copy of the calyx template
Attach your rose template to your crepe paper and begin cutting out your petals. Do the same for your leaves and calyx.
Next we're going to make your stem. Wrap three pieces of your stem wire and wrap it in floral tape. Then take one of your petals and shape it, beginning to form it into a petal, and wrap it against the stem. Repeat this process with all of your petals.
Now let's talk about the smaller stems and leaves. Wrap 3 loose pieces of floral wire and wrap each one with green crepe paper. Cut out your leaves and glue them to the edge of the stems.
After gluing your calyx to the base of the rose, secure each of the 3 stems. The site suggests using binder clips to hold the stems together while the glue dries.
That's it! You can make a single oversized rose or create your own large rose bouquet.