Friday, November 04, 2011

DIY :: Paper Rosette Tutorial

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Today's post is brought to you by Scor-Pal! I don't know about you, but I always love a handmade Christmas! This year is no exception. I know it's early for some, but this whole 31 Days of Holiday Baking thing has put me in the mood! I've already been listening to Christmas carols, my girls have filled their shoe boxes. Everyone's getting excited because my sister and niece will be with us for Christmas. And, we've already been making some decorations! Please read to the bottom to find out how you can win your very own Scor-Pal.

Today, I thought I'd share with you a little tutorial for some Christmas ornaments I made with my girls on the weekend. This is a perfect family craft. Anyone older than a toddler should be able to easily help make these adorable Paper Rosettes.

I first caught a glimpse of this type of decoration on Miss Mustard Seed's amazing blog. I have no idea if this is how she makes them or not. We tried a few different ways and this is the one that seemed to work best for us!

Supplies: Vintage Sheet Music, double-sided tape, scissors,
double-sided foam tape, buttons, Scor-Pal.
"Scor-Pal® creates accurate and precise scores giving you professional looking folds,
no more crooked cards. Multiple scores are done in seconds without moving the paper.
Perfect for accordion folds, boxes, fancy fold cards and other interesting projects!"
1. Score every 1/2" across the sheet music.

2. Rotate the sheet music and score every 2" across.

3. Fold accordion style every 1/2" following the scored lines.
4. Up close of the folding. See, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful
(I love using that Nester quote! It's so true.).

5. Cut every 2" on those scored lines.

6.  You'll get 8 pieces (enough to make 4 ornaments)
out of an 11 3/4" x 8 3/4" sheet of music.

7. Apply a piece of double-sided tape to both ends of one piece.

8.  Get ready to stick 'em together.

9. Attach two pieces together to form an accordion cuff bracelet.
At this point, if you're my daughter, you'll put the bracelet
on your wrist and do a little dance.

10. Back to the craft at hand: cut a piece of double-sided foam tape smaller
than your button and stick it to the back of the button.
Peel the backing off so it's ready to go.

11. Stand the "cuff" up on the table. Gently squish in the top of
the cuff and flatten it.

12. The top now becomes the center!

13. Arrange it nicely. If you let go at this point,
 it will sproing back into a cuff shape!

14. Press the button (with double-sided foam tape on the back) gently, but firmly into the center.
Other adhesive options are glue dots or a glue gun.
 If you decide to go for a messy, liquid type glue, you'll have to place
 something heavy over it to hold everything in place while the glue dries.

15. A Paper Rosette!
 Perfectly cute as is, but some other ideas I'll try next time are: glitter the edges. While it's still in the cuff shape I would dip the outer edge in runny glue and then into glitter and let dry before forming the rosette. I also plan to string a bunch of them on hemp to make a tree garland, and also will add some to my burlap bunting to hang on the piano (or my faux fireplace mantle, if I ever get it installed!!). The mantle is real, the fireplace is faux, in case you were wondering.

16. 4 Paper Rosettes from one page of vintage sheet music! A few other ideas for  these fantastic rosettes is to layer them with burlap or paper doilies, or both! Then attach to a card or scrapbook page as a cute embellishment.

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  1. Love 'em! Would also look great with red and green buttons, but that's just how I roll :o)

  2. Love your flowers. I wish I could find the old music paper I’m see them pop up everywhere now.

  3. Sent out a tweet on tweeter!/jeria22

  4. Great tut for the paper flowers. I've been looking forward to read and do these. TFS!

  5. I love your idea of using sheet music for these rosettes. Looks great. Thanks for offering blog candy.
    Theresa in Kitimat
    tfredric at citywest dot ca

  6. Hi Cindy
    SO glad to have reconnected with you and your craftiness! And I mean that in the best way possible;) this is an awesome project and will make lovely Christmas decorations. I have heard rumblings about the new scor-pal, it would be a lovely thing to try one on for free, thanks so much for the opportunity!

  7. @Coastkids
    So much for an easy to find email it is
    heidinmark at gmail dot com. :0)

  8. I love the rosettes made from the sheet music and would love to win the scor pal! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. I am off to make some cake pops for an upcoming fall festival..happy Crafting.


  9. These rosettes are super cute! Thank you for the great tutorial!

  10. Happy to be a new follower of your blog!

  11. Thanks for the tutorial. I need to make some rosettes for a party and everything I tried didn't seem to be working. Now I am all set, particularly if I win the Scor-Pal!

  12. I already follow in my Google Reader!!!!

  13. How cool! Would love to see how you use them. Can see them on scrapbook pages or even some cards. Can you believe I don't own a scor-pal? How can a person make cards and not have a scor-pal? lol Thanks for a chance to win and congrats on getting on yourself. p.s. I am now reply blogger ;) Thanks!!

  14. Love the use of music paper here. Turned out really pretty.

  15. I'm your new follower. Looking forward to more inspiration from your blog.

  16. Sarah, my kiddos would LOVE to win this!

  17. Thanks for the great tutorial. It was very easy to follow!

  18. What a great tutorial on such pretty flowers, tfs....Kim (

  19. The tutorial was really easy to follow - and very easy to do with the score-pal.

  20. Very cute rosettes! Thanks for sharing how to make them!

  21. I now follow your blog :) I love the rosettes - great idea to use music paper - so easy to print or stamp!! Thanks