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HOW TO long stemmed paper roses

I’ve made paper roses ever since I was a young child. I didn’t always have glue or tape on hand nor floral wire and green tape for that matter. I came up with my own secret way of making long stemmed paper roses without a drop of glue. Now I’m sharing it with you!

HOW TO long stemmed paper roses without glue, tape, or floral wire


  • 1 sheet of paper around 14 – 24″ long and at least 2″ wide
  • I like to use paper shopping bags, because they’re the perfect thickness for a sturdy stem and hardy flower. Use brown paper bags for a more rustic look. If you’ve saved all that red and green wrapping paper from your Christmas presents it would be perfect! Just double up it if the paper is thinner.
  • 1 pair of scissors

Cut the strips

Create the stem  

Wrap the petals

Secure the rose 

Make a leaf

paper roses by Sira
Sira, who hails from South Korea, sent me a photo of a dainty bouquet he made with a purple shopping bag.

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