Spring is in the air, flowers are in full bloom and so are my allergies! As much as I love the smell of flowers, my nose doesn’t overly agree. My solution is paper flowers! They look real and brighten up any space. Best of all, they are allergy approved.
Typically when you search for rolled flowers, you’ll see flowers that are made to lay flat. While they look great on a card or in a frame, putting them in a vase really doesn’t work. That is why I have made my rolled roses with stems. I wanted to be able to put them out on display like a real bouquet of flowers.
These flowers are very easy to assemble. I resized the file to make the flower spiral fill a 12×12 inch sheet of cardstock. Be sure to grab all aspects of the design when resizing or the proportions will not be correct.
Once I cut everything out, I started rolling the spiral. I used a small screwdriver as my quilling tool to wrap the paper around. On a few of the roses, I bent back some of the petals before I rolled it up. I found this made it harder to roll, so I suggest waiting to mold your petals until the end.