Rolled Flower Tutorial


I’ve had some requests for some instructions on how I put my rolled flowers together so I’ve done a picture tutorial for you today with lots of pictures, you can see the 3 different rolled flowers in the picture below, each with its own colour to avoid confusion.

I’ve made my flowers today with light weight cardstock (layering weight) although in my previous posts I made these flowers with medium weight, heavy weight cardstock and a sturdy vellum, so they can be made out of anything really.

rolled flowers

These are the tools I use but don’t worry there are alternatives for each one. I use a stamping pad but a mouse mat or piece of foam will work just fine and I use tweezers to roll my flowers although a quilling tool works extremely well too. You will also need something with a round end, I have a large embossing stylus and a cake decorating sugar paste tool but you might have a round end on a paint brush etc which will do just fine.

rolled flower tools

I start at the smaller end which will be the middle petals, I trace around the edge of the petal with my stylus then run the stylus up and down the length of the petal to encourage it to curl inwards.

rolled flower 3k

I continue this for approx 2/3rds of the petals.

rolled flower 3i

I turn the flower over at this point and run my stylus across the petals from side to side to encourage the petals to curl downwards.

rolled flower 3h

When you have finished the outer petals your flower should look like this.

rolled flower 3g

Flip your flower back over and add some strong tape to the middle circle so it’s ready to go when you need it.

rolled flower 3f

Hold the smallest end with your tweezers as shown below and roll towards yourself.

rolled flower 3e

While you roll your flower ensure that the bottom edge stays in line.

rolled flower 3d

When your flower is fully rolled you can remove your tweezers.

rolled flower 3c

Remove the liner from your sticky tape.

rolled flower 3b

Fold the circle over the base ensuring all of the layers are stuck down.

rolled flower 3a

Flip your rose over onto its base and manipulate the petals with your fingers, tweezers or quilling tool until you are happy.

rolled flower 3 rolled

The daisy doesn’t require alot of shaping before being rolled, simply sweep a larger rounded tool along the length of the petals to add a gentle curl.

rolled flower 2 petals

This time I curled approximately 1/3rd of the petals inwards then flipped the flower over and curled the rest outward.

rolled flower 2 unrolled

I like the way my daisy looked when it was rolled up so I didn’t have to do any manipulation here, you can whip these up nice and quick :)

rolled flower 2 rolled

This rolled flower only needs a little curling on the edges of the petals, it didn’t look too attractive at this stage, I know ;)

rolled flower 1 unrolled

But it all turned out fine when it was rolled up! This is another really quick flower to put together.

rolled flower 1 rolled

I hope this was helpful to you :)

63 thoughts on “Rolled Flower Tutorial

  1. Sasha

    You are lovely, Bird. Not only do you give away your fabulous designs…you also give up your time to do a fabulous tutorial, as well x

  2. Christine

    Thanks for the tutorial, Bird. One of my crafting goals is to learn to make paper flowers. I would have started on the wrong end if not for your instructions. I am looking forward to trying these lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing your work!

  3. Betty

    Wow thanks for the tutorial Bird,they are gorgeous flowers your just sooooo kind with your sharing talent.
    Thank you so much. x x


    thank you sooo much for this tutorial, it is exactly what I have been looking for recently!! I just love your blog!! You are so talented and so generous – you are very appreciated:-) Have a lovely day!!

  5. sal

    thank you sooooooo much for these tutorials, now I am able to go ahead and make these wonderful flowers you gave us and know they will turn out fine, thanks again for your generosity bird xx

  6. Connie

    I stumbled upon this quite by accident. I didn’t see a link or any information for the cut files. Where can I find these? They are beautiful.

    1. marylee.harlan

      This looks like fun but I too wondered where or how you get the strip of shapes to start with. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Pat Hall

    Thanks for this tutorial.I would not have thought to turn over the petals. So I really needed this one. Thanks for sharing all your work with us.

  8. Becky

    Bird, thank you so much for the tutorial! I never would have ever attempted to cut these flowers as I knew I couldn’t make them right. However, your instructions are as plain as day and if I can’t get them right….then there’s no hope for me! Love all your projects and thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Sue

    I can’t wait to try this Bird. You make it look so easy and fun. Thank you for sharing these techniques. Your flowers look stunning!

  10. Karen

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I was looking on other websites to learn how to make these. What a great surprise today when I cam home from work to find the tutorial!

  11. Caryn S.

    Great suggestions! Thank you so much for the tutorial. Great idea to use the sugarpaste tool, I had been using my fingers and it is rather tedious LOL!

  12. txgrandma

    What a fabulous tutorial. Thanks so much for all the pictures and the great cutting files! These flowers are just lovely.

  13. Kerrie

    WOW thank you so much! New to the Silhouette but have to say your free files are so up my street!

    Thank you so much for sharing your files with us for free and taking the time to explain how these flowers work!

    You are FAB!

  14. Bobbi

    Bird, I cannot thank you enough for sharing your files and your wonderful talent. The tutorial is great. The flowers are beautiful. Thank you so much.

  15. Bobbi

    Hi again, I just have a quick question…What are the measurements you use when putting the SVG into the cutting program? In Make the Cut it is about 1×1 inch. I know that cannot be right. Thank you once more.

  16. Katy

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post all the files that you’ve done, and for the beautiful examples! I’m a new fan!

  17. Sandy Karlovich

    Wow these are really pretty. Great tutorial on putting them together. I would love the file if it’s possible. I didn’t see where it could be downloaded, hopefully I didn’t miss the chance to get it.

  18. ouizee

    Thank you so much for your tutorial. I bought 2 punches for doing this with, but they say to punch out a strip 12 inches long..2 of them actually, then glue the 2 together. So tedious (and for me quite messy). This would be much much better. Thank you again.

  19. Jacki

    Thanks for the tutorial, I was at a loss as to how to make these look as good as the layered ones. Thanks so much for sharing all your divine work with us!

  20. Noaleen

    Hi, How do you cut the flowers out? is it a die, circut or what?? and what size is it cut at
    Thank you

  21. September

    Thanks so much for the clear instructions otherwise I probably would have struggled. You are just the best to do such beautiful work and share it with everyone for free. You are truly blessed with an awesome talent as well as with a generous and giving spirit that we all benefit from and I just can’t thank you enough!

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  23. Susan

    Thank you so much. I cut the flours with my cricut, but was very dissipointed when I coud not rolled it up properly. Did think about the quilled idea, but did not try it. Love your website.

  24. Janis Spear

    You are so clever, and I just love what you do. I take huge inspiration from what you do, and hope to one day make my stuff look as beautiful as you.

    Thank you for sharing.


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  26. Kelsey

    Thank you so much for your beautiful files and tutorial! :) Also, to those of you who were wondering where those files are, they are in Free Cutting Files under Flowers. :) Thanks so much, Bird!

  27. Cindy

    Your flowers are absolutely beautiful!! I’m new to crafts so I’m a little clueless lol. How did u get the card stock cut in that design to start with. I’m sorry if this is a silly question. Once again they’re beautiful.



  29. Pat Stevens

    Lovely but where do we get the pattern for long strip?
    Can you also make a larger rose same way for a wedding larger petals?
    Thanks Pat

  30. Sarah

    I just wanted to say I am so happy that I have come across your site! I absolutely LOVE your work and am so grateful that you are willing to share those skills with us and offer freebies that are just stunning.

  31. Michelle

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work. I am new to all this and I have to say you have made it less daunting for me to have a go. Think I will just dive right in!

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