DIY Paper Rosettes

Here is a really simple idea made with wrapping paper.  These DIY PAPER ROSETTES are super easy but look really effective when grouped together in a display or used as gift wrapping embellishments to decorate presents.

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

I was really pleased when I found some lovely plain coloured wrapping paper in red, green silver and gold.

At the time, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I was going to do with it but after wrapping a few parcels I thought the contrasting colours would look great as gift wrapping embellishments.

So I had a play around and I came up with these super simple mini paper rosettes.

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

In the past I have seen other tutorials that use 2 or 3 separate pieces of paper to make diy paper rosettes but I did it my own way and found it easier to use just one piece of wrapping paper.

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

I loved them that much that I decided to make some bigger versions to decorate our home.

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

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Supplies Needed To Make DIY Paper Rosettes

 

  • Scissors

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

Instructions

 

  • Cut a rectangle of paper at least twice as long as it is wide (to make a 13 – 14 cm diameter rosette cut a piece 35cm x 15cm)

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

  • Accordion fold the paper with 1 cm increments (fold it one way then turn it over and fold it the other way) creasing it well as you go.
  • Use your nail (or the back of the scissors) to go over the folds again to create really sharp creases.

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

  • Take a piece of florists wire and twist neatly 2 to 3 times around the folded paper strip and tuck ends in.
  • Trim the ends to ensure that both sides are equal and straight.
  • Now cut the 2 corners off on each end of the paper to create points.

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

  • pull the edges together to make a half fan and stick together then repeat with the other side (the first ones I did I used double sided sticky tape but when I ran out of tape I switched to just using a glue stick – that worked fine too).
  • You will see a point jutting out where you have glued it together – trim this diagonally on the on the back side to neaten it up.

 

You can make larger or smaller ones by increasing or decreasing the size of your wrapping paper (don’t forget to decrease/increase the size of your folds).

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

There is so much you can do with these little simple DIY Paper Rosettes, I think they would also look fab done in different colours and patterns.

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

DIY Paper Rosettes - Easy tutorial showing you how to make your own decorative coloured paper fans

 

 

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4 thoughts on “DIY Paper Rosettes

  • December 6, 2016 at 1:25 am
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    Awesome! So simple yet so very pretty so glad you shared this..really like the colors and even black and white would be nice.and its so nice that these could be used for other holiday decorating red white n blue for the fourth and primary colors for even a birthday party! Love your posts and story’s on life there..so fascinating please ..please.. share more with us! Setting up a blog finally of my own to get going after the holidays hope to get to know you more in the future!

    • December 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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      Hi Mary, yes I love the simplicity too and as you said they are great for other holidays and celebrations too. Let me know when your site is up, I’d really like to take a look 🙂

  • February 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm
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    LOVE THESE! I’m looking for an easy way to create paper type flowers for my nieces wedding. This will work perfect!!! 🙂 Tweeting and sending to facebook. Visiting from Sticky Blogging Formula group. 🙂

    • February 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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      Hi Cindy, thanks for popping over. I’m really glad you like them, they really are so simple to make (my kind of project 🙂 ). If you do make them and post the pics be sure to tag me as I would love to see them – good luck with the wedding.

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