Tea Party | 3D Rose Tutorial

Tea Party - Amy Robison

The party favors at our tea party also doubled as a craft. Inside each of these white jewelry boxes topped with a rose and butterfly, was a bag of pearl beads and clear elastic cord. We strung pearl necklaces to wear with our pretty dresses during our party. The range in ages was 2 – 6 years old. This was an activity all the girls could do and enjoyed.

Tea Party - Amy Robison

Tea Party - Amy Robison

The 3D Rose is such a simple flower to make and can be used and embellished in a variety of ways for different looks. Check out the tutorial below for instructions.

3D rose tutorial

Supplies Needed:


  1. Cut out the 3D rose die cut using your digital cutting machine.
  2. Starting at the outside of the scallop spiral, roll the paper towards the center.
  3. Let go of the tight roll and watch it loosely fall into shape of the flower.
  4. Lift up the top of the flower and place some hot glue on the base (center of the spiral.)
  5. Press the top of the flower onto the base, quickly making any final adjustments to the petals before the glue sets.
  6. Cut a small square of tissue paper. Pinch it together in the center and glue in the middle of your 3D flower.

As you can see on the boxes above, I also used tiny strings of pearls in the center of the flower in addition to tissue paper. I topped them with tiny butterflies and embellished with ribbon and more tissue paper. For the flowers in the teapot centerpiece, I glued floral wire to the base (step 4) so I could stick it into the styrofoam with the other tissue flowers.

Click on the links below to see coordinating Tea Party posts.
Tea Party
Tea Party | Place Setting
Tea Party | Decorations

5 thoughts on “Tea Party | 3D Rose Tutorial

  1. Nettie L.

    AMY! You win for the coolest aunt award. I LOVE this little tea party! What a great idea for the pearl necklaces and having the girls string them…do you get those at Michaels? I’m going to show this to my mom…because I’m a lame aunt…but she’s one of the coolest Grammie’s and would love to do this for the grandkids.

    1. admin Post author

      Thank heavens for cool grandmas. Ha ha! I bought the bag of pearls at Hobby Lobby, but I’m sure you could find them at Michaels. Probably even Walmart. I went for the cheap kind because kids lose things so fast. They still thought the cheap ones were great and so did my wallet. :)

  2. Carrie

    Rude, Nettie. I can’t believe you don’t think I win coolest aunt! But you’re right, Amy has me beat.

    1. Nettie L.

      Okay okay…you both win “cool aunt” award. All I know is I’m definitely not the cool aunt. I don’t take my nieces and nephews on one on one dates or host adorable tea parties. It’s hard to keep up with you Goffin gals so I don’t even try :)

      1. admin Post author

        Carrie definitely is the coolest aunt. She spends a day with each kid, I just throw them all together for one afternoon. :) Plus, my boys think she’s amazing because she gave them a Costco size box of fruit snacks for their birthday. You would have thought they had died and gone to heaven.

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