Paper Rose Topiary


PinkRoseTree_WithSupplies2Project Instructions:

Designed by: Lori Butler

Skill level (1-5): 4

Time to complete: 2 hours

Age range: 12+

Messy level (1-5): 3



  • Vintage & Sparkle Chantilly Lace Glitter, or Artminds Rose Quartz 2 sided Glitter Stacker
  • Vintage & Sparkle Silver Screen Glitter, or Artminds Sterling 2 sided Glitter Stacker
  • Coffee filters
  • Styrofoam ball – 4″
  • Floral foam
  • Moss
  • Wooden dowel
  • Clay pot – 4.5″
  • Ribbon
  • Large buttons
  • Craft paint – pink, white
  • Craft brush or sponge
  • Waxed paper
  • Hot glue
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors




  • Cover clay pot and wooden dowel with glue and silver glitter, let dry.
  • Insert floral foam into clay pot, securing with glue.
  • Insert dowel into center of pot, cover foam with moss, securing with glue.
  • Flatten coffee filters (about 35) on a piece of waxed paper.
  • Thin acrylic craft paint with water, paint with brush or sponge onto coffee filters with shades of pink, let dry.
  • Cut coffee filters into a spiral shape, as shown in photo.
  • Starting at outside of spiral, begin winding into rose shape. ¬†Glue to large button.
  • Keep winding, loosening spiral, folding and shaping as you go. Attach with glue as you go until rose is completed.
  • Insert other end of dowel into styrofoam ball.
  • Glue each rose to styrofoam ball using hot glue, covering ball.
  • Accent roses with craft glue and pink glitter.
  • Tie ribbon around clay pot