Fall is coming fast! Pretty soon the leaves with be changing and it will be time to bring out the Autumn decor! Fall is my favorite time of year and my favorite season to decorate my house! I love the rich browns, oranges, purples and golds! Here’s a peek at the rich beautiful colors I used to make these fabulous Fall paper rosettes.
I used the New (soon to be released) S.E.I Halloween paper line. The leaf was cut out from the Preserves Cricut Cartridge.
Here are a few of the rosettes I made.I LOVE chevron and this bronze foiled Chevron paper from S.E.I is to die for! It looks more black here but in the light its a deep bronze color! Sorry it’s a bit hard to photograph! In my next Tutorial I will show you how to take all of these beautiful rosettes and create a fabulous Fall Wreath!
So let’s start with how to create a simple paper rosette!
First, cut a strip about 1-1.5 inches wide and 12 inches long. This will make a smaller rosette. TIP: the width of the paper will be half the width of the rosette when it’s finished. So a 1inch wide strip of paper will make a 2inch wide rosette!
Next you will want to score your strip the entire length so you can accordion fold the length of the strip. I scored the strip about every 1/4inch with my Wescott Paper Cutter! TIP: You don’t have to have a scoring tool for this step. If you feel comfortable just folding it on your own this works just fine too! I did it both ways. For thicker paper a scoring tool helps keep the creases clean but it’s not necessary.
Once you have the whole length of the strip scored, start folding back and forth to create an accordion like so! These first few steps take the longest.
This is what your strip of paper should look like when done folding.
Next, match up your two ends and adhere them together. For this, I used hot glue, but you can use whatever strong holding adhesive you’d like. TIP: You may have to cut your ends to make them match exactly.
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