DIY PAPER ROSETTES PHOTO BACKDROP
I went a little rosette-happy for today's project. I've made rosettes (also called pinwheels or medallions) before, but never of this magnitude. I created a photo backdrop for the craft room using 12" x 12" sheets of scrapbook paper. Read on to learn how, and for a few tips.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
12" x 12" paper pad or individual sheets of scrapbook paper
2" circle punch (similar)
Tape (for taping to wall)
DIRECTIONS (FOR SMALL ROSETTE):
1. Take a sheet of scrapbook paper and cut two strips of 12" x 3".
2. Score both stripes lengthwise every 1/2".
3. Fold the stripes like an accordion.
4. Hot glue the stripes together to create one long accordion. Then, hot glue the ends together.
5. Use the punch to cut two circle shapes, one on the plain white card stock, and another on the glitter paper.
6. Gently flatten the accordion paper into the shape of a rosette.
7. Apply hot glue to the centre of the back of rosette, then around the centre enough to adhere the white circle to it.
8. Turn it over and apply more glue to the middle.
9. Lastly, attach the glitter circle to the front of the rosette.
Tip: To make the larger rosettes, you will need three strips of 12" x 4". Then follow the same instructions. Also, make sure to have a lot of extra glue sticks on hand. I went through 5 or 6 to make ten rosettes.
This girl will never give you a serious pose:
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