Today, we’ll craft gorgeous paper rosettes! They are stunning as décor for parties and weddings, or as wall ornaments, and add pretty accents to gift packaging. This technique is ideal for softer papers such as wrapping paper, lightweight card stock, or decorative paper. You can create the rosettes in different sizes, using uni-coloured or patterned paper.
Have your scissors ready and watch the quick video instructions for the paper rosettes!
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DIY Paper Rosettes
Very small rosettes look also cute as decoration for gifts, or as cake and cupcake toppers.
- thin cardstock or wrapping paper
- glue stick or duct tape
- twine or thin wire
- ribbon for hanging
- hole puncher
- craft scissors
- metal ruler
- blade knife
- self-healing cutting mat
1) Trim the paper
Trim a sheet of light-weight cardstock or gift wrap to a rectangle strip, the length being 3 to 4 times the width. You need two strips for larger rosettes, and one strip for small rosettes.
2) Fold the paper
Using a pencil, mark 1, 2 or 3 centimetre – this is 0.4, 0.8 or 1.2 inches – increments along the length of both paper strips. Fold the strips lengthwise using the marks as a guide. Aim for sharp creases to achieve the best look.
3) Create the rosette
Using a hole punch, punch holes close to the bottom of each fold. If you want to customise the edge of the rosette, cut the side opposite to the holes into pointed or rounded shapes. Glue both paper strips together with tape. Then, thread a piece of twine or ribbon of through the holes. Fasten and secure the twine forming a circle. Using tape connect both ends of the rosette. Apply hot glue to a small carton circle and attach the middle of the rosette, which helps to keep the rosette flat and in shape.
4) Decorate the rosette
If preferred, cover the centre of the rosette with a paper circle cutout or ornament. You can also glue differently sized paper rosettes on top of each other to create beautiful layered effects.
Materials: card stock
How to hang the paper rosettes
Use double-sided tape on the back of the rosette to hang it, or punch a hole into the tip of the rosette to hang with ribbon.
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