I love being inspired by projects that I am working on currently - or even projects that I have done before. When I was creating the banner for the Mr. Bones' Spook Out, I was loving how the paper rosettes looked on the banner. I was inspired to put one together for the holidays and am going to show you how to create the rosettes. They are easier than you think and you don't need any special tools - besides your hands!
I started by cutting strips from the new patterned paper 1 1/2" x 11" - You could experiment with other widths, but this is what I used for the banner project in this post and the banner I did for Mr. Bones' Spook Out.
We are going back to elementary school and doing a little accordian folding. Get your fold started at one end of the strip and folding up about 1/4". I am not worrying too much about being exact because it will all work out in the end.
Accordian fold the strips for your project all the way to the end. For my banner, I did the word "merry" so I needed enough rosettes for 5 letters. I also decided to alternate red and green.
Here's one important little tip: One end of the accordian folded piece should be a "mountain" (left end in the picture) and the other end should be a "valley" (right end in the picture.)
On the "valley" end of the piece, add a super sticky adhesive like Scor-tape. You want something that is strong enough to hold the rosette together.
Attach the accordion piece end to end. You can see by my thumb in the picture that the "valley" end of the piece attaches nicely to the "mountain" end.
Repeat with all of the accordion folded pieces for your banner.
Next, you are going to want to gather the rest of the supplies that you are putting together for your banner. Once you get the rosettes going, you are going to have the surface you are attaching them to ready to go. I added a polka dot paper to the top edge of the banner pieces.
To give the rosette its shape, gather the top together and then simply press down - that's it!
Hane your surface ready with adhesive to hold the rosette in place - I have several glue dots and adhesive ready to go. Don't skimp on adhesive! You don't want your banner to fall apart! A glue gun woul dbe a great choice of adhesive for this project.
Secure the rosette to the banner surface that you had covered with adhesive.
Repeat with your remaining rosettes and assemble the rest of the banner. Give everything a good amount of time to dry if you use any sort of liquid adhesive. I punched holes at the top of the banner pieces and then threaded them on to Pure Poppy twill ribbon.
To hang my banner I am using some small clothes pins that I picked up at my local craft store. Now when it's time to take the Mr. Bones banner down, I will be ready with this merry holiday banner!
Happy rosette crafting everyone! See you again soon!
all supplies from Papertrey Ink unles noted
Merry Rosette Banner
cardstock: Rustic Cream, kraft, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy polka dot, Simply Chartreuse polka dot, red glitter polka dot (Making Memories)
other: Pure Poppy twill ribbon, Basic Banner die, Block Alphabet dies, 1 3/4" circle Limitless Layers dies, glitter (Martha Stewart)