DIY Paper Doily Roses – #KIDSCRAFTSTARS challenge

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These DIY Paper Doily Roses look so pretty and are very easy to create. They also make wonderful Valentine gifts for special people in your life.

As kids, we loved to watch my grandmother crochet amazing fabric doilies. It was magical to watch her hands move in a synchronized dance, each chain linking the other and creating gorgeous patterns. Doilies adorned the backs of our sofas, the tops of the table and even shawls. While unfortunately, I never got to learn that art from her, I love crafting with paper doilies. 

Paper flower doilies look wonderful for Valentine’s Day, at a party, a wedding, or hanging from your tree. Our post is filled with inspiration and they are easy to make. 


DIY Paper Doily Roses

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Materials that you’ll need :

  • Doilies – We used the 6″ white ones that we later dyed red. You could use the red ones to start with
  • Scissors
  • Green pipecleaner
  • Glue gun
  • Tissue paper
  • Red Do-A-Dot markers ( or any red dye / food coloring)

To make the Paper Doily Roses:

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We didn’t have red doilies for the rose, so we used a do-a-dot marker to dab it red. You could use a red doily to begin with or spritz drops of red food coloring over it lightly. Wait till it dries completely.

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We cut a spiral shape starting from the outside edge carefully making our way to the center.

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Holding the center between fingers, slowly twist the doily spiral in a loose coil.

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Hold the bottom in place so that the rose remains coiled. Using a glue gun, seal the ends of the rose.

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We would our pipecleaner through and bent the chenile stick in the center, but you could just stick it to the bottom. No rose ever had a green center!! Well! you live & learn.

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Make a few for your friends. You could use them as gifts like a bouquet, or stick a magnet at the back to form a fridge magnet gift or simply use with your gift tags for someone special.

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Check out all our Valentine’s Day Posts – The Ultimate List of 100 Valentine’s Day Crafts and Activities

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A bunch of fabulous bloggers, we call ourselves the Kids Crafts Stars, decided to come together and share our favorite crafts based on a particular theme every month. Check out all our posts on the KidsCraftStars board on Pinterest. This Month’s theme is “Paper Doilies”, and here’s what each one of us has made

Doily Lion Kids Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

Doily Hearts Valentines Craft | In The Playroom

Doily Hot Air Balloon Craft | I Heart Arts n Crafts

Magnetic Dancing Doily Peg Dolls | hello, Wonderful

DIY Paper Doily Roses | Artsy Craftsy Mom

Doily Strawberry Cards  | Glued To My Crafts

Doily Sheep | Easy Peasy And Fun

Painted Butterfly Doily  | A Little pinch Of Perfect

You can join us too. Share your Doily crafts ( old & new) with the hashtag #KIDSCRAFTSTARS on IG and Facebook. We’ll feature the best submissions every month in a roundup on the blog.

KIDSCRAFTSTARS Monthly Challenge


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  1. Super cute idea and easy for kids to do. I may have to jump in on this challenge. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday Pinned.