Today I'm bringing you a super fun craft tutorial on how to make your own giant paper rosettes.
Much like the gift rosettes you can buy for sticking on wrapped gifts, these giant paper rosettes are a beefed up version which make amazing decorations - think Christmas, parties etc...
I first saw these giant rosettes in a local shop window and I instantly wanted to know how to make them!
I made mine out of wallpaper left over from my childrens' nursery, 'Cockatoos' by Quentin Blake available from Wallpaper Direct.
GIANT PAPER ROSETTE TUTORIAL
YOU WILL NEED:
Double sided tape (or folded sellotape)
Left over wallpaper
Scissors or craft knife
Cutting mat (if using a craft knife)
Ribbon or string
Dimensions of paper strips for the rosettes:
1. Cut out all your strips of wallpaper using the dimension guides above.
2. Fold one of your longest strips in half to the centre. Twist one end of the wallpaper strip so it meets the centre fold. Staple in place.
3. Repeat with the other end of the wallpaper strip.
5) Repeat steps 1-3 with the other two longest strips, placing each one inside the first layer of the rosette and fixing them with double-sided tape as in step 4.
6) Repeat steps 1-4 with the two shorter strips and place these inside the rosette.
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8) Attach a length of ribbon or string to the back of each rosette using strong Sellotape. Your rosette is now ready to hang on the wall.
These paper rosettes are originally from the book Scissors, Paper, Craft by Christine Leech, available on Amazon. It's full to bursting with brilliantly effective paper craft tutorials, so I whole-heartedly recommend it.
I'd love to see your attempts if you have a go yourself!
Happy crafting everyone!