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Two completed paper roses, in bright pink and orange.
Karolina assembling a paper rose using pink tissue paper.
Make a paper rose
Make a paper rose
A completed pajaki paper chandelier with paper roses hanging from the ceiling.

Make a paper rose

Karolina Merska
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In this easy-to-follow course, you'll learn how to make a paper rose from crepe paper with pajaki maker, Karolina Merska, in less than an hour. 

Traditionally made in the Kurpie region of Poland, the paper rose is made in many different colours and are added to pajaki chandeliers made from peas or beans.

They can be made as an individual rose, or many roses for a display, or as part of a pajaki.

Karolina has travelled extensively in Poland to unearth and understand the history of the pajaki, to meet the makers, hone her techniques and to help regenerate Polish folk arts.

With UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7, you’ll be able to drop in and out of Karolina's papercraft course at your own pace.


Karolina's make a pajaki chandelier course or her make a kalinka pompom course.

Portrait of Karolina Merska in her studio, with one of her pajaki chandelier creations hanging colourfully behind her.

Karolina Merska

Karolina Merska moved from Poland to the UK in 2007 after obtaining an MA in History of Art at the Jagiellonian University Krakow. Inspired by Polish folk art, she started making Pająki chandeliers in 2015. Her work has been published and exhibited worldwide, including Channel 4, The World of Interiors, House and Garden, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph, Time Out, Harpers Bazaar, London Design Festival and more.