Crafts for Kids

Paper Roses

Use tissue paper to make unusual gift bag handles: Spray a thin layer of spray adhesive across a sheet of tissue paper, then crinkle and roll the paper, pressing to make a length of “rope.”

As soon as I saw this lovely gift wrap, I had loads of great ideas for using it to make beautiful cards, bags, and tags.

Paper Roses Materials

  • Half letter/A5 sheet purple cardstock
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Metal ruler
  • Pencil
  • Stylus
  • Rose-patterned wrapping paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Silver cardstock
  • Sheet of plastic sheeting or vellum
  • Purple 3D paint

This card can be made in a matter of minutes, making it ideal to mass-produce for wedding invitations or thank-you notes.

Gift wrap with a nautical theme would be fun to use here. Cut out a picture of a ship and set it against a blue backdrop.

1. Cut the card base out of the purple cardstock. It should measure 8¼” x 4″ (21 x 10cm). Score and fold in half. Cut a 3½” x 3¼” (8.75 x 8.5cm) rectangle from the wrapping paper. Attach it in a central position on the card base using double-sided tape.

2. Cut out a 3″ x 2⅞” (7.5 x 7.25cm) piece of silver cardstock. Use double-sided tape to attach it in a central position on the rose-patterned square. Cut a 2¾” x 2⅝” (7 x 6.75cm) piece of plastic sheeting and adhere this on top of the silver cardstock.

3. Draw a 2¼” x 2″ (5.5 x 5.25cm) box around a rose on the patterned paper. Cut out. Use double-sided tape to attach it centrally on the plastic sheeting.

4. Use purple 3D paint to place dots around the edge of the plastic sheeting to frame the rose.

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