Paper rosettes can be made large or small; use small ones for scrapbook decorations or large ones for hanging decorations. Put a pin on the back and use them as name tags. Use scrapbook paper, wrapping paper or tissue paper to make the paper rosettes. These rosettes are very inexpensive to make as they require items you already have in your home.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
Cut a piece of paper 12 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide. This will make a rosette about 2 inches in diameter.
Cut out two circles. One should be 1 inch in diameter and the other just smaller at 3/4 inch in diameter.
Accordion fold the strip of paper; each fold should be about 1/4 inch wide. Continue until the entire strip is folded.
Glue the two ends together with the pretty side of the paper facing out. Allow it to dry while you complete the next step.
Glue the smaller circle on top of the larger circle. Again, make sure the pretty sides of the paper are both facing up.
Take your accordion folded paper and stand it on one end on the table; one hole should be facing up and the other facing the table. Slowly push down on the top so that the bottom starts to fan out on the table. Go slowly so the paper doesn't fold on itself. Continue to press down on the paper until it is flat on the table. The paper in the middle will overlap slightly, which is fine.
Place a dot of glue on the centre and place your two paper circles on top. Put your hand lightly on top to hold it down until the glue dries completely. You can also leave off the circles; just put glue in the middle of the rosette shape on the back, so it will not show.
Tips and warnings
- Cut larger strips of paper for larger paper rosettes.
- Glue fishing line to the back of the rosette to hang it.
- Skip the circles on top if you wish.
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