You are going to need to experiment with a paper a few times (or more) to figure out your exact dimensions for the project you are going to do.
You also have to do and re-do and re-do your folds to figure out how tall/deep your roses will be and how thick each petal will be. Experiment by making your folds and then trying to roll it into a flower to make sure the thickness and height will work together.
Fold and Roll
Now that you have a tidy and tall pile of paper next to you, let’s start to fold and roll them into roses! (I am a major multitask maniac…so a hint, this is a great no brainer part that you can save for a time when you are sitting outside watching the little ones do their own thing, after bedtime when you can hulu the show you missed, or talk on the phone, listen to your favorite music….)
I chose to make my folds like this: First I fold three sheets in half to minimize the width.
Then in half again.
Then I make a small fold on one edge so that this can be molded as I go into the petals turning outward for a little more realistic dimension than a flat roll of paper. But this us up to you.
Then beginning at one end you have to tightly begin the roll.
You want this part to be tight so you don’t end up with a rose that has a hole down the center.