Hi, everyone! I'm here with my very first Momenta Design Team tutorial! For today's project, I decided to make this adorable paper rosette wreath!
I love rosettes! They're fun and easy to create and they are incredibly versatile. They can be embellished in so many different ways and used on a large variety of projects. For my wreath, I chose four different patterned papers from the Momenta All Through the Year Super Paper Pad. The colors and patterns are so bright and cheerful! Perfect for summer.
First, cut your patterned paper into strips. I used three different sized rosettes for my project: the largest rosette was created using a 1.5"x12" strip, the middle-sized rosette was created using a 1.25"x10" strip and the smallest rosette was created using a 1"x8" strip. Next, score your strips at each .25" and fold the paper into a "mountain/valley" or accordion style fold.
Next, trim off the very last fold so that one end of your strip has a "mountain" fold and the opposite end has a "valley" fold. Adhere these two ends together to create a continuous ring. At this point, your rosette will resemble a bottom-less cupcake wrapper.
Now, it's time to break out the trusty ole hot glue gun. This is my Mom's hot glue gun but she's allowed me to borrow it for an extended period of time. I'm pretty sure it's been living at my house since Christmas. Thanks, Mom!!
Next, create a whole bunch of cardstock circles. You can use a die-cutting machine, a punch or cut them by hand. I used a 1.5" circle punch and it worked well for all three sizes.
Apply a liberal amount of hot glue to your cardstock circle and then place your rosette on top. Hold in place until the glue dries. And if you're like me, go ahead and burn your finger multiple times. It's all part of the experience. I tried many different adhesives during this step...double sided tape, quick dry glue, firm hold glue, etc...and nothing was strong enough to hold the rosette in place except for the hot glue.
You can apply your rosette directly to the cardstock or turn your rosette over and apply the cardstock on top. Whichever makes the most sense to you.
Ooh, look at all those pretty rosettes! I think I made thirty-six in total but the amount you need will depend on how big your wreath is and how full you want it to be.
After the rosettes were glued to their cardstock bases, I inked the edges and adhered colored gemstones in different colors and sizes.
I started with a basic foam wreath, wrapped it in ribbon and began placing my rosettes. You could adhere your rosettes to the wreath with hot glue but I chose to use straight pens. In theory, I wanted to be able to re-position the rosettes as I worked but mostly I was trying to preserve what little skin was left on my pointer finger by avoiding the hot glue when at all possible.
Ta-da!! All finished and so pretty!
Paper: Momenta - All Through the Year 12"x12" Super Paper Pad