It's Mabel here again to share with you what I usually do for party decoration!
I love rosettes, they are easy to make and so pleasing to the eye. By making rosette of assorted sizes with different center arrangement, you can easily create an awesome and eye-catching background for parties.
These are just some of the pieces I made for a little boy's birthday party using mainly the Space Adventure Collection from Fabrika Decoru and some other tiny embellishments.
I had strips of paper cut into different sizes.
For rosette with approx 6" diameter, you'll need 2 strips of 3"x12" papers.
For rosette with approx 3" diameter, you'll need 1 strip of 1.5"x12" paper.
The scoring width will of course make a difference to the appearance of the rosette. I would suggest you to increase the width of the scoring if you're making a bigger rosette. For 6" rosette, I'm scoring at a 0.5" interval, whereas for by 3" rosette, I'm scoring at 0.25" interval. I had also made a tiny rosette with 1"x12" strip of paper, scoring it at 0.5" interval. This will make a bulkier/thicker rosette which its pretty cute as well.
I had used a scoring board to make these score lines, however, if you don't have a scoring board, you can always mark out the intervals and fold it accordingly.
Over here, I'm doing accordion fold, aka zig-zag fold.
Once you're done with the fold, you can glue the ends together. Take note that you should always glue the end facing up with the end facing down, so that the fold looks like its continuous. If you happened to have both ends facing the same side, just cut one panel away so that you can get the ends as seen in the picture below.
For 6" rosette, just glue the 2 strips of paper together according to the method as described.
Once you prep the ends correctly, glue the 2 ends of the strip together so that it forms one circle.
After that, press down so that the accordion paper strip is flat.
You have your basic rosette done!
Secure the rosette by using random cardstock and gluing them at the back of the rosette. I would recommend using strong glue that dries fast (like Fabrika Decoru's). Use something with weight to press down the rosette if necessary while the glue is drying.
For the rest of the parts, I basically fussy-cut out the little alien monsters from the Space Adventure Collection, layering them with some doilies and ribbons as well as sequins. You can check out the close up pictures below.
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That's all for my tutorial today.
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