DIY Crepe Paper English Rose


Learn how to make your own DIY Crepe Paper English Rose in this easy tutorial. Full instructions, templates, and photos below.

*DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, which cost you nothing, but do help to support my website/blog’s maintenance and fees. You can read my full Disclosure statement here.* – UPDATE as of November 4, 2016 November 8, 2016.

I don’t have the stats, but given that every other day I see images of Juliet Roses pop up all over my IG, I can only assume that the most  popular English Rose is the Juliet Rose, bred by David Austin.

There are, however, many other English Roses bred by Mr. Austin that I would say are equally gorgeous, if not more so. A quick look at Mr. Austin’s website, and you’ll see numerous images of pink petaled beauties.  Two of them that really caught my eye was the Wildeve and Strawberry Hill. Like many of Mr. Austin’s other blooms, these two English Roses have delightfully large blooms and a lot of character.


When I was constructing this rose, I was simultaneously testing out Lia Griffith’s new crepe paper line, which did not disappoint. *UPDATE as of November 8, 2016: You can purchase Lia’s crepe paper on her online shop or via If you didn’t catch my review, you can read it here. I’ve updated the post to provide information on how you can purchase her new line of crepe paper and tissue paper.

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Before you start, here are my tips and comments regarding this DIY Crepe Paper English Rose and tutorial:

1. You can create an ombre effect by including petals in different shades of pink. In one of the flowers, I distributed Honeysuckle petals within the Blush petals from Lia Griffith’s new extra fine crepe paper line.

2. I used Coral for the stamen.

3. Since the final bloom is quite big, use a floral stem of at least 16 or 18 gauge.

4. Although the tutorial instructions do not suggest fluting the inner petals, you can if you wish to mix up the texture. I found that when fluted, the extra fine crepe paper created quite deep flutes that were too exaggerated for my liking for this particular bloom. You can see the effect on the ombre bloom. So if you do decide to flute, I suggest you flute only once along the edge rather than fluting all along the top edge.

5. I used double sided crepe paper in Cypress/Green Tea for the calyx leaves.

6. Click here for the Templates for Petals A, B, C, D, Stamen, and Leaves.

Here is the Tutorial for my DIY Crepe Paper English Rose:


You can make multiple blooms and pair them with green foliage and buds for an arrangement, similar to what I did here:


Have fun making this gorgeous DIY Crepe Paper English Rose! It is such a forgiving flower to make – no perfectly aligned petals necessary!

Please take the time to click on any of the social media buttons below this post and SHARE =) Thank you!

~ Jessie


Check out my other DIY Paper Flower tutorials here:

DIY Crepe Paper Flower Carnation

DIY Crepe Paper Flower Carnation 2-Tone

DIY Crepe Paper Garden Rose

DIY Tissue Paper Hydrangea

DIY Tissue Paper Hydrangea – Improved

DIY Paper Flower Boutonniere

DIY Paper Flower Hanging Glass Globes

DIY Crepe Paper Flower Sweet Peas

DIY Paper Flower Cupcake Topper

And other helpful posts from my DIY Paper Flower Wedding Centrepiece Series here:

DIY Paper Flower Wedding Centrepiece Series: Planning

Purple and Gold Floral Wedding Centrepieces


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  • AngOctober 27, 2016 - 10:34 pm

    I just want to drop a quick line to say that I love your website! I’m so excited to see what new content and tutorials you will post. Your tutorials have amazing and clear photos kudos! Congrats on the new baby and blog!ReplyCancel

    • JessieOctober 29, 2016 - 4:13 pm

      Hello Ang – Thank you so much for your kind comment! It’s made my day =) The last month has been challenging (to say the least) since our little baby’s arrival, but I’m hoping that I can get back up to speed with my blog and tutorials in a few weeks time. Thank you so much for all your support! Happy flower making!ReplyCancel

  • MariaNovember 3, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    Just wanted to say love your site and this tutorial. I just made one of the English Roses, but I was wondering if maybe you could put a pattern up for the foliage, I’m brand new at this so I’m not very confident and this rose is the first paper flower I’ve ever made. It would be so helpful if you find the time to put up the pattern, and congratulations on the little one 🙂ReplyCancel

    • JessieNovember 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm

      Hello Maria – The foliage I made for this flower is really simple to make and my default foliage for any arrangement. I’ll definitely consider doing a tutorial for it, and posting a pattern/template, if I can find the time. In any event, thank you for your kind comments! ReplyCancel

  • AlySeptember 5, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    What’s the best kind of floral tape to use for this flower? I feel like mine is a bit too thick/bulky and won’t work well with this tutorial. ReplyCancel

    • JessieSeptember 6, 2017 - 11:47 am

      Hi Aly – I prefer using Darice floral tape as it is pretty sticky and doesn’t tear/break easily when you pull it tightly around the flower stem. You can purchase this type of floral tape online on Amazon or at Golda’s Kitchen. If you’re not a fan of floral tape, you can always try white glue or glue gun. I just warn you that I find a little white glue goes a long way when using fine crepe. In fact, using too much will soak into the paper and then it actually won’t stick. Hope that helps.ReplyCancel

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