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How to make paper rosettes
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I’m sure you’ve seen pretty paper rosettes like these popping up all over party blogs, and if you’re like me, you’re wondering about the best way to make them! Turns out, it doesn’t take much besides some 12″ square scrapbooking paper, a hot glue gun, and a little patience for folding – which means, of course, that they’re as cheap as can be to make.
This fantastic tutorial was written and photographed by A Good Affair. It has clear step-by-step instructions and photos that will help you learn how to make paper rosettes!
2- 12″x12″ sheets of paper
Glue stick or Elmer’s
Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Take your 12″x12″ sheets of paper, and cut in half.
Step 2: Fold the 6″x12″ papers accordion style with 1/2″ folds.
Step 3: After you finish folding all the pieces, glue the end of one piece to the end of a second piece so that they overlap.
Step 4: After gluing all your pieces together to form one long accordion paper strip, take the two ends and join those together in the same fashion. This creates a completed ring of folded paper.
Step 5: Making sure the glue has dried and all pieces are secure, stand your ring upwards, and gently press the top edge outwards, with the bottom edge remaining on your work surface. This will form your paper rosette!
Step 6: If you are using two-sided paper, decide which side will be the front or back. The back side should be facing up. This is where you will hot glue to secure your rosette.
Step 7: To secure your paper rosette, take your hot glue gun (it sets faster) and put a dollop of glue right in the center. Make sure to hold down the rosette as the glue sets. If you are planning to have your rosettes double-sided i.e. both sides will be seen, be sure to hot glue right in the center very neatly.
Step 8: (Optional) Dress up your paper rosette with a simple circle cutout, or a coordinating embellishment! You can get creative!
Step 9: (Optional) To give your paper rosette a rounded edge, after you’ve folded your papers but before gluing, take your scissors and round off one side of your folded paper.
End Product: A beautiful 12″ Paper Rosette!
Tutorial and photos by Natalie and Jennifer of A Good Affair, who offer wedding planning and design services for brides in Orange County, CA.