With thanks from some inspiration from Martha Stewart on the weekend I whipped up some paper rosettes - to make a picture for my study/craft room.
This is a really easy project and the kids can help out as well.
I have thought of so many uses for this rosette
- put a pin through the centre and use as a decorative pin on your cork board
- glue two back to back with a stick in the centre for a flower and stick in a bucket of sand or oasis
- use on a gift bag or wrapped present
- use a a name tag with a flat back pin stuck to the back
- use on cards and tags
- use as part of a scrapbooking layout
I am sure all you crafty people can come up with more ideas.
Here is how it is done.
Cut a strip of paper 12" x 1-1/4"
punch two circles - 1" & 3/4"
Accordion fold the entire length of the strip - I folded 1 cm folds - it depends how high you want the rosette to sit.
Using double stick tape glue the two ends together
Bring the top together and slightly pull the bottom out until is sits flat on the table - hold the shape together with your fingers and place a dab of glue in the centre - on top of that glue the two circles on and keep holding it together.
While holding it together place the glue bottle on top of something that will hold the rosette down, but make sure that item is not so heavy that is squashes it.