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.
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.
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.
I loved them that much that I decided to make some bigger versions to decorate our home.
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Supplies Needed To Make DIY Paper Rosettes
- Good quality Gift Wrapping Paper or thin card stock
- Double-Sided Sticky Tape (or glue stick)
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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.
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