Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How To Tuesday - Make Easy Paper Rosettes

Here it is, I promised a how-to on rosettes (or medallions) and I delivered! Now I know I'm kind of behind on the trendy train for these, but a lot of you said you still had never made them either, and they're still 'in' so here we go!... I made all of these for my first time to use in my Halloween Wreath, you can check it out here :)

Bone folder
Score board
12inch x 1inch strip of paper
1inch circle 
Hot glue
gems, brads, buttons optional

Step 1:  Using your score board and bone folder, score at every 1/4inch mark on your strip of paper

I really need to invest in a Martha score board
Step 2:  Fold accordion style at each of your score marks. Try to make your folds pretty crisp (I just squeeze it all down nice n' tight every few folds or so)

Get yer fold on
Step 3:  Wrap the strip around so the two ends meet. Glue together by tucking in a valley fold in a mountain fold (shown in picture)

glue these folds together
Step 4: once your glue is dry, you just kind of push the circle down. It'll want to go in this direction anyways. You should have a flat crimped circle...

action shot! push the ends down til flat
Step 5: grab a scrap circular piece of paper and use hot glue gun to adhere the circle to the middle of your rosette (on the back side!) this will hold your rosette together

glue the circle scrap onto the back
Step 6: wait for your hot glue to dry, flip your rosette over, and you're finished! Now you can add gems and buttons or flowers to the middle if you would like to. Personally I liked the look of mine to be plain.

Have fun making lots of paper rosettes!!!
<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Cool, I was waiting for this tutorial, because I also have never made them. I really like the look of it when you stick the circle on, and would consider leaving that as the front! I want to try and make some of these for Christmas tree decorations and I have the 12" paper in mind already!Thanks!

  2. This would be cool to make awards ribbons for kids, like the kind you win at the fair!

  3. I would love to try some of these for the Xmas tree this year - the tutorial is very easy to follow, I just hope I have the skills for it :)

  4. The 12: 1 ratio is such a good suggestion!


  5. These are so great! Thanks for showing us how to do it. If I ever get some time, I'm going to try it!

  6. Great idea! I look forward to making this.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  7. Great tutorial! These look like fun to make :)

  8. Thanks for posting this! I just followed your blog from the Card Crafting Mamas team at Etsy, and was glad to see this. I have the Tim Holtz rosette die, but my initial experiment was an utter failure...it kept coming apart. Hot glue is a great idea! Now I will have to look into getting a hot glue gun...great tips, thanks!

  9. Love the rosettes.

  10. I love making these! There are so many different ways to use them!