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How to make everlasting Valentine’s roses

There’s nothing more romantic than receiving roses on Valentine’s Day. But there’s nothing sadder than seeing them wilt.

This Valentine’s why not show how much you care with this box of everlasting roses? Each rose is individually handmade, and the box can be used again and again. To make things even more special, why not hide a ring amongst the roses?

Materials needed:

  • Downloaded patterns
  • 1 x 32 x 32cm craft paper or thin card for box body
  • 1 x 32 x 32cm craft paper or thin card for box lid
  • 4 x A4 red/pink/peach thin coloured card or craft papers for roses
  • 2 x A4 green coloured card for craft papers for the leaves
  • 2 x A4 craft card for lid cut outs
  • Ribbon
  • Sticky pads
  • Glue

Equipment needed:

General instructions relating to ScanNCut:

  1. Always choose the correct mat for your material. The material should stick to the mat securely. Test a small piece on a corner of your mat to make sure you can remove it again without damaging the material. You can find our handy mat and blade guide for ScanNCut DX models here, and the ScanNCut CM models mat and blade guide here.
  2. We recommend that you do a test cut before you cut your design.
  3. Patterns can be transferred to your ScanNCut via USB or WiFi, depending on your model.

Step 1

Open pattern A. Place the craft paper for the bottom of the box on your cutting mat. Position it so it fits onto the cutting area, if required. Cut. Gently take the cut design off the mat.

Step 2

Repeat Step 1 with pattern B and the paper you wish to use for the lid of the box. Gently take the cut design off the mat.

Tip: the pattern for the bottom of the box is 1cm smaller than the lid, so they fit together easily. If you use CanvasWorkspace to resize the box, remember to make the bottom smaller than the top.

Step 3

Make up the box by folding the along the perforated lines, stick the tabs down and then fold the top parts of the box over, as per the image below.

Hands gluing cut craft box lid together with glue gun

Step 4

Open pattern C and cut 20 roses out. Position the pattern so it fits onto the cutting area, if required. If you’re using A4 craft paper you’ll need to cut this pattern five times to get all the roses you need – why not use different coloured craft paper each time?

Be gentle removing the roses as they can rip if you pull them off too quickly.

Step 5

Repeat Step 5 with pattern D. You’ll only need to cut the leaves two times with A4 paper.

Step 6

Place the tissue paper in the bottom of the box and add the cut leaves between the tissue paper and the outside of the box.

Step 7

To make the roses, pinch your fingers in the centre of the roses and tightly (but carefully) wind them round. Once you let go, they’ll spring out and you’ll need to repeat the winding again. Shape and add to the box.

Arrange the roses in the bottom of the box.
Hands holding pink papercraft spiral and turning into rose

Step 8

Cut out pattern E to make the cut outs for the lid of the box. You can either cut this from the same colour card, or two different ones, the choice is yours.

Step 9

Place the ribbon on the lid of the box and stick in place with glue. Add three sticky dots to the lid, where you’d like to place the bottom heart. Then gently add three sticky dots to the heart on the box and add the top heart. Gently stick in place.
Hands sticking cut out heart with word love on to craft box lid

Step 10

Place the lid onto the box of roses and get ready to show someone how much you love them.


We can’t wait to see what you make! Remember to tag in Brother on Instagram and Facebook so we can share your makes and inspire others.

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