These pretty paper rosettes can surely brighten up a house! You can also use them to decorate the walls in your office, craft room or even a school class room. The best thing is they are so easy to make.
I have seen them in so many pictures and they always look so fun and cheerful! So I decided to make some cute paper rosettes for my bedroom, since all the walls are white and empty. I looked online and I found a few different ways to make them. So I chose the one I thought best for me and this is how I made them:
- At least 2 pieces of scrapbook paper for each rosette. I used 12″ x 12″. Try to choose both papers with the same design, or different designs that look good together. (You can use 3 papers for a fuller rosette.)
- Tape, to join the sides together. (You can also join them with glue, but I used tape to make it less messy.)
- Cute small piece of paper or any kind of embellishment you’d like for the center of the rosette.
- Small piece of cardboard for the back. (This is optional)
- Strong glue. (For the embellishment and the cardboard.)
Making my own pretty paper rosettes
It’s really a very simple process, and this is only one of several different ways to make them, so you can actually change it up if you feel like there’s an easier way.
I chose two coral pink scrapbook papers, they are both 12 inches by 12 inches, and they have a gradient, so my rosette will turn out in two pretty colors.
Then I started folding it in 1 inch strips approximately, in an accordion shape; it didn’t really mattered to me if they were all exactly the same, so I didn’t measure or made any markings, I just folded away! At the end I got a bit of paper that was too short, so I just cut it to make it all even.
The next thing I did was to fold it in half.
I taped the two middle parts together to form a “fan” shape.
I used tape because with glue I would have had to join 2 sides of paper together and I thought it would make my rosette less full. (But also because I didn’t want to wait for the glue to dry!)
Try not to leave gaps like I did, because they will show on the other side.. But oh well, it looked pretty anyway!
With my “fan” shape complete, I made the same process with the other scrapbook paper.
Then I joined both papers together also with tape. (I think you can barely see the joins in the picture, which is great!)
I decided to glue a piece of cardboard to the back of the fan. This way if I want to attach it to a wall, I can just add a piece of mounting tape to the cardboard and I believe it will hold better than taping it to the rosette itself.
I cut a piece of flowery scrapbook paper in a circle and then I glued it to the center of the paper rosette.
You can really add anything to the center, even a card with a message, a picture, a button, or a small paper doily.
That’s it! I plan on making a lot more paper rosettes and making my walls pretty. I will post pictures when it’s finished! You can also use these paper rosettes as a photo backdrop for your next party.