Rice Roses


Rice Roses

These rice roses are very simple to make, yet are extremely elegant. Customize these roses by using silk squares in your wedding colors.

If your ceremony site does not allow rice to be used, you can fill these roses with cotton batting or potpourri and use them as favors. You can arrange them singlely at each place setting or group one or two dozen together, place in a vase and have them double as a centerpiece as well!


  • 5″ or 6″ Square of silky white fabric
    (crinoline fabric works great)
  • Wooden flower pick with wire
  • Silk leaf or silk leaf cluster
  • Green florist tape
  • Bird seed or non-swelling rice


  1. Fold fabric in half and in half again so that you have a 2 1/2″ or 3″ square. Only one corner (that was the center of the fabric) has no cut edges and is a “finished corner”. Position square so that the finished corner is upward and form a cone by rolling two outside edges to center, overlapping. Leave a small opening at the top.
  2. Insert the flower pick up through the bottom of the cone and gather up the bottom with your fingers around the flower pick so that you now have a rose. Tightly wrap the wire around the bottom of the rose to hold fabric. Wrap florist tape snugly around the bottom of the fabric covering the wire and down the pick to hold it all in place. Add a leaf or leaf cluster wherever you like as you wrap.
  3. Each rose will be unique depending on the size of the fabric square, how tightly you pull it, the angle you pull the fabric to form the cone, the size of the top opening, how you bunch it up to gather it, where you put the leaf, etc. This is the beauty of nature.
  4. Using a small spoon or funnel, fill each rose with bird seed or non-swelling rice. Arrange in a vase for each guest to take one before the bride and groom leave. After tossing the bird seed or rice, each guest will have a nice memento of the wedding.

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