Friday, April 1, 2011

Paper Rosettes

Today is a SNOW day from work.  I am wondering if I am going to be doing a lesson on the 4th of July this year at school by the time we get out!

This week I have been working on a "bigger" project. It is taking me lots of time but I am loving it :)  Today I need to undo some of the neglect to my home and THEN maybe I will do some crafting.  I haven't posted much lately so I need to get going!  My lack of posting does not mean lack of crafting for sure ;)

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One piece of the project I am working on is paper rosettes.  I thought I would post those today and some how to instructions on how to do it. 

Here is a picture of my final product rosettes, to be applied to my OTHER project I am doing.  Look below the pic for a tutorial.

True to my form, I messed up on these :)  So I did them twice.  So you may notice the paper in the photos changes.  I am going to post the directions and include "what I learned from my mistakes" with it.

1. Choose your paper

2. Cut paper strips to come to 4 times the diameter you want the circle.  In the photo I made 6" rosettes.   So I cut 2 strips 12" each.  You want the width to be half the diameter of the rosette, so mine are 3". When this was done I didn't like the size for what I was doing.  So in my final pic you see 5" rosettes.  For cutting on those I did 2 10" strips by 2.5".

3. First I scored every 1/2".  I used my Fiskars cutter and Cricut bone scorer.  Then I folded it "accordion style." What a pain!!!  So, on my second attempt I "free folded" every quarter of an inch accordion style by hand.  I actually liked the finished product doing it with that method more!

 This is the 1/2" scored on my paper trimmer.

 This is folded "free hand" at 1/4" with the new paper :)

4.  Attach the 2 long pieces into one long strip.  Make sure to match up your folds.

5. Connect it into a circle/loop

This is the smaller rosette.

This is the bigger rosette.

 6.  make it into a volcano like shape bringing the center together and pushing the edges out.


7.  Keep pushing the center downwards and use a glue dot or 2 to stick it together in the center.  I found a couple started to come up again at the center and I just applied more glue dots.  I LOVE glue dots!

Here is the finished rosette.  Stay tuned to see what I am doing with these!!!!


  1. so sorry about the snow, yuck!! we are having a sunny day here in Oregon:-) no rain, yipee!! I have heard using your glue gun is helpful with the rosettes also. I used glue dots like you but didn't make huge ones so it was not a problem!! Enjoy your day off:-)

  2. I've been wondering how to make these! Thanks for the tutorial; you make it look easy. I m your newest follower :)

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    Have a great weekend!

  4. Love the rosettes and the tutorial!! Thank you for visiting my blog!! Please come back again!!!

  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your cute projects and blog design. I'm still reworking mine. I need to learn how to create the button like you did.
    Oh and I loved reading your About Me page. So funny you say your a geek because I'm a geek wannabe! LOL!

  6. Momo sent me and I am super glad. I have been wondering how to make these paper rosettes. You have done a suburb job with the instructions. You are so detailed and I am glad. I love your blog and all of your great designs.
    Cindy Lou


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