Be My Valentine: Upcycle Paper Roses

Paper rose created from sheet music Impact Thrift upcycle projectRoses are red,

Violets are blue.

You love music,

and I love you…

Ok… so I’m not a poet!

And you don’t need to be an artist to create these lovely, personalized paper roses! A great project for kids to create for mom.

First choose paper that would appeal to your sweetie. We chose sheet music from the book department at Impact Thrift Stores but consider any type or color of paper. The possibilities are endless… magazine pages, book pages, newsprint, scrap book paper, or even coloring book pages. 

Click here to download our HeartRosePattern You will need to cut a minimum of 8 hearts to create a rose. If your paper is especially fragile, cut more as some may tear as you work with them. More hearts will make a fuller flower, less a rose bud.

pinch bottom edge of each petalPinch the bottom point of the heart to give it a “U” shape. Be careful not to tear the paper as you pinch and carefully attach each heart petal by squeezing the bottom edge together. Start with two heart U’s facing each other to form the center of the rose. Tape them together at the bottom point.

Carefully add one petal at a time around the 2 petal center. Tape each in place as you go. Your petals may start to bend outward towards the outside giving your flower a more natural look. Once you have placed all the petals and they are firmly attached to each other, set it aside.add more petals

Remove the silk rose from the rose stem. This may take a little tugging strength. Once the silk flower is removed, carefully tape your paper flower around the top 1″ of the stem. Fasten securely.

paper flower replaces silk flowerWrap floral tape tightly around the bottom of your paper flower and top of stem to hide the connection.

Add a red ribbon bow and present to your sweetheart with a smile!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Click here for a printable version including heart petal pattern.

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