These paper decorations are so easy to make and work great as party decorations for any event or as a fun addition to your home. I’m using these as decorations in my sister’s home office. I know they might not seem like a home-office-kind-of-decoration but I think these rosettes work really anywhere. Plus I think unexpected elements in a room make it much more interesting. We need to add some color and visual elements up high so we’ll hang these as a group at different lengths from her ceiling.
What you’ll need:
paper – each rosette requires a piece that’s length is 3x as long as it’s width. For example, 30″ long x 10″ wide.
scissors or Xacto knife
double sided tape
any additional embellishments, if you prefer
1. cut the paper to the desired size (length = 3x width). I had to tape paper together to make it long enough and this worked fine, you can barely see the tape once folded and assembled.
2. fold the paper in an accordion style lengthwise. I kept the fold at about 3/4″ or 1″ wide. If you want the edges to be rounded or any other different shape, cut the top and bottom of the folded accordion fan before you go to the next step.
3. Poke a hole in the middle of the “fan” and thread a needle through it with a small piece of fishing line on it. Once through, tie the fishing line in a tight knot.
4. Adhere each of the ends of the accordion fan together with double sided tape. It should form a circle.
Add any embellishments to the center if you prefer. Things like circle cutouts, round jewels, a stamped image, or an initial. You can also use a decorative hole punch for a more fancy trim along the rosette but this would need to be done when the paper is flat and before it gets accordion folded.
Finally, punch a hole in the top and thread ribbon to hang. Here are lot of other paper rosette designs I found on the web:
pinterest / rebekah westover photography / design dazzle / better homes and gardens / pinterest / that’s my letter blog spot
Have fun with this project – there are lots of possibilities and uses for these pretty paper rosettes. I think I’ll make a bunch for my daughter’s birthday party next month. Small ones would look great hanging over the back of each chair. But now I can’t wait to see these rosettes in our home office re-design! Pictures are coming soon! Enjoy!