Rolled Flowers

by Joanne Basile

Create custom rolled flower embellishments using scraps of paper, a pencil, pair of scissors and some adhesive.


  • Cardstock or Patterned Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
  • Pencil


  1. Step 1

    Round the corners of the cardstock with a pair of scissors.

  2. Step 2

    Using a pencil, draw a spiral, starting from the outside and working in to the center.

  3. Step 3

    Cut all the way along the spiral.

  4. Step 4

    Lightly crumple the paper, to loosen the fibers of the paper, which will make the next step easier.

  5. Step 5

    Begin on the outside of the spiral, and roll your flower up from the outside all the way back towards the center.

    Gently crumple the paper slightly as you are rolling it into the flower to make it more pliable.

  6. Step 6

    Continue rolling all the way till you’ve rolled up the entire length of the spiral. This will be uneven and messy looking, but just keep rolling.

  7. Step 7

    When you have the bloom fully rolled up to the center, bend back the outside edges to open up the bloom into a rosette. This shows off the pretty patterned paper you’ve selected.
    Release the bloom and let it uncurl slightly to bloom.

    Once you have it in a shape that you like, flip it over and anchor it together with a glue dot.

  8. Finished bloom – in both sizes

    Optionally, you can adorn your bloom with distress inks, glitter sprays or glitter. I chose to give mine a coating of Crystal Effects with a paintbrush, and then added some glitter.

  9. Step 8

    Sample created with big bloom.

  10. Sample created with small flowers.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Rolled Flowers. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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This was a great tutorial! So fast & easy I had to try it right away LOL You can check out my card here
thanks for sharing this great technique :>
delisa  |  Thu Sep 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM
I was very excited to see this technique today! With some tweaking it is the perfect idea for creating roses with my new Polymerized Cloth Technique. (Already have one in the oven I was so excited to try this!) Thanks for the inspiration!
Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor  |  Thu Jan 6, 2011 at 2:24 PM
I don't get it! It looks really effective. I don't understand what you mean in steps 5 and 6 - how am I rolling it??
Alanna N  |  Fri May 20, 2011 at 1:23 AM
Figured it out wink
Alanna N  |  Fri May 20, 2011 at 1:33 AM
Great tutorial, and just what I was looking for! SCS always comes through!
Kathy P  |  Sun Oct 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM
These are really pretty! I've used this technique for quite a few ornaments that panned out lovely. Easy and elegant. smile
Edith  |  Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 3:37 PM
Very helpful, thank you SO much! Awesome demonstration!
** better than Pintrest!!
Loe  |  Sun May 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

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