Since the Absolute White Xmas Party last year, I have been inundated with requests for these funky rosettes. So today, for all our Pretty Blog readers I am going to share the “how to’s” of this really crafty project. These paper rosettes can easily replace the traditional Boutoniere or make for a really special finishing touch to a gift.
The following tools would be handy, but not a ‘must have’:
- Big circle punch – you can easily cut out circles with a pair of scissors.
- Smaller punch (1 1/2 inch) – again you can easily cut circles with a scissor.
- Scoring tool & Bone folder – if you don’t have these then a clean fork and spoon will work also
- Glue gun – can be replace with super glue or any other quick drying adhesive
- Backing brooch pin
Start off by punching/cutting two big circles out of a contrasting color paper (than what you will be using for the zig-zag part in the rosette). One of these will be used on the back of the rosette and the other to double mount the name disk. Next download and print the scoring & cutting template onto the desired card stock. Score along all the dotted horizontal lines and then cut into strips (solid lines). Fold to create a zig-zag in the strips. You will need 2 strips to complete a rosette. Attach the two strips together to form a ‘loop’ or closed circle.
Download and print the Name Disks onto thick card stock. Punch or cut out. Using 3D foam mount the Name Disk on one of the bigger disks. Set this aside. Get your zig-zag loop ready. Place a blob of glue on the other big disk and quickly place your loop around this. With your both your hand wrapped around the loop, gently push the top of the circle down towards the blob of glue. This might take some practice to master… but you will get there :-) . Keep the disk down until the glue has set.
For the finishing touch, turn the rosette around and attach the double mounted name disk. Once the glue has dried, turn the rosette around. Apply a small amount of glue to the mounting disk and attach your brooch pin. Leave to dry completely before pinning!
X Nancy, Creatus Design
PHOTO CREDIT (Main Photo) Zara Zoo