How to Draw a Simple Rose ~ Flowers for Mothers Day

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Tutorial on how to draw a rose.

If there is one day of the year that mothers like to get flowers, it’s on Mothers Day. Rose in particular. It’s easy & fun to be creative with this general notion of flowers though. ….

You could make a her a pillow with rose embroidery or other flower embellishments, start some daffodils into a handmade basket for her ahead of time, create a handmade mothers day greeting card with flowers, and of course, there is the classic bouquet of real flowers that will always delight.


To help you on your creative way, I thought to show you today, how to draw a rose. (And, you’ll never need a rose template ever again.)

Use your flower drawing to embellish some tea towels, decorate a basket, or hand-paint a vase with roses, just for her. It’s very simple to treat your mom this way.

how to draw a simple rose


How to Draw a Rose, or better said, how to draw a Simple Rose

Step by step diagram


Step 1:

Draw a little circle anywhere on your paper.

how to draw a simple rose


Step 2:

Draw a coil around the circle, going a few times around and then close the coil.

how to draw a rose


Step 3:

Draw smaller, overlapping, loosely drawn semi-circles that go just 1/3 around your coil. Do 5 of these, and vary them a bit.  And there you have your rose.

how to draw a simple rose




How to Draw Many Roses

To get different looking roses, make the coil tighter for the first two circles and then make it big just before you close it. This will give the effect of looking more at the side of the rose.

You can also vary the shapes of the outer leaves.  Ensure that the ones on the front are a bit bigger shapes than those at the back, and it will look right. Vary things. Make more leaves, make fewer leaves.

You can also fill your entire sketch with roses. Draw 5 roses in a good composition on your page. Then draw roses in between those 5 till your whole page is full. Make it look like those in-between roses are behind the first 5 roses. So when their outer leaves are larger than your available drawing space, let those leaves disappear behind your first 5 roses.

Anyhow, experiment. Sketch away and before long, you will know how to draw a simple rose. Have fun.


Even just this simple white line drawing on a bright piece of paper is enough to say to mom ‘I love you’. 


Want to give mom a present instead of a pencil drawing? OK.  If you glue your rose drawing onto a piece of cardboard, you have an instant coffee cup coaster.  Or stencil your design onto a pillow case, or draw it on a little gift box, on a Mothers Day Greeting card ~ it’s up to you.



Using the Rose as a Stencil

How to Make your Own Stencil
How to Make a Sophisticated Stencil


Other Mother’s Day Ideas

Spring Bloom Shawl ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Upcycled Ruffle Necklace with Peace Symbol Centerpiece

Free Printable Mothers Day Card

Alternatives to long-stemmed Roses

Free Scrapbooking Templates for Love Book

 Handmade Gifts for Her

Zipper Jewelry Tutorial & Ideas

Talking about Jewelry, also consider…


Free Contemporary Jewelry Tutorials

 fabric necklace Fabric Necklace by NY Designer (detailed video tutorial)
Retro paper necklace
How to Make Jewelry: Dream catcher Bracelet with Gemstones
Contemporary Crochet Necklace

This article has been featured in a couple of link parties. Do check them out for other great craft & home decorating ideas.


  1. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Great tutorial – Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. I love tutorials…this is awesome.

    My Ruby Tuesday is posted…plus a joke [PG-13] today. Do come by for a visit, won’t you?!!

  3. Wow. I was never taught anything like this as a child. Thank you — I did it, and I’m so excited!

  4. Never thought I would be able to draw a rose, thanks for the tutorial!!

    My Ruby Tuesday

  5. What a perfect tutorial just in time for Mother’s Day! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


  6. That is a great looking rose!

  7. Thanks for this! I’m artistically handicapped, will be practicing as I’m on the phone a lot! *blessings*

  8. I did it – thanks for the tutorial

  9. you’re welcome, Liberty

  10. Fine Craft Guild says:

    Well, neither was I. I had to find out all on my own. But, now that I know how to draw roses, make paper flowers and stamp crowns and hearts, guess what? you can find me do it all the time :0) enjoy the wonders and pleasures of discovery.


  11. Fine Craft Guild says:

    Isn’t that just a great feeling that all of a sudden you can do something that you never knew before?…. And it’s easy!? And looks great!??? Enjoy the feeling and make your world lovely.

  12. So easy!! Thanks for linking that up!!

  13. What a nice way to show us how to draw my favorite flower. I might be able to use this with my students next year. Thanks!

  14. Fine Craft Guild says:

    you are welcome.

    most things are as easy to draw
    as long as you break it down
    into components.

  15. Huh! Who would have guessed it’s so simple – thanks!

  16. I’m helpless at drawing, but I did it!
    And it looks sooo good :)
    Thank you so much, Rose!

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