paper rosette tutorial

I’ve received so many emails asking me how I made the backdrop for my little girl’s shabby chic 3rd birthday party, I decided to throw a quick tutorial together to show you how.

paper rosette tutorial

 It’s so simple, after I show you you’re going to look at me like, “that’s it?” :)

paper rosette tutorial

Supplies needed:

Coordinating paper (Cardstock is harder to fold, so I just used regular paper)

Double-sided tape

Scissors

Hot glue gun

Step 1. Take your coordinating paper, and fold it accordian style.

paper rosette tutorial

paper rosette tutorial

Make sure you do it length-wise. Here’s what it should look like when you’re done. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, this project is pretty forgiving. :)

paper rosette tutorial

Step 2: Fold the paper in half.

paper rosette tutorial

Step 3: Put some tape on along the inside of the fold, and press the two sides together.

paper rosette tutorial

 This is the point where, if you want rounded edges, just cute the top in a semi-circle.

paper rosette tutorial

Your paper with look like a fan when you open it back up.

paper rosette tutorial

Do the same thing with your other 3 papers. You should have 4 fans altogether.

Feel free to make them all the same pattern or different.

paper rosette tutorial

Step 4: Tape all 4 fans together to create one large rosette.

paper rosette tutorial

paper rosette tutorial

 

paper rosette tutorial

MINI ROSETTES- You will need 1 1/2 pieces of paper. It is just the same as the above tutorial, only you start with half the size of paper.

Step 1: Take a piece of paper and cut it in half.

paper rosette tutorial

paper rosette tutorial

Step 2: Fold into an accordian.

paper rosette tutorial

 Step 3: Fold paper in half. Tape together.

paper rosette tutorial

Step 4: Tape all 3 fans together to create a tiny rosette.

paper rosette tutorial

 

paper rosette tutorial

LARGE ROSETTE – You will need 6 pieces of paper.

Step 1: Fold accordian style.

paper rosette tutorial

Step 2: Instead of folding the paper in half, link full-size papers (using the double sided tape) to one another to create one big long chain.

paper rosette tutorial paper rosette tutorial

Tape all 6 papers together.

paper rosette tutorial

Step 3: Connect both ends together, to create a large circle.

paper rosette tutorial

 Step 4: Gently press the circle towards the center, your papers will “fan out”.

paper rosette tutorial

And voila!

paper rosette tutorial

I like to then glue a smaller rosette, or a paper circle on top of the large one using a glue gun. This will hold the large rosette in place.

This is where you can really get creative with any embellishments you want to make.

paper rosette tutorial

I then glued all of the rosettes onto a large thick poster board.

paper rosette tutorial

paper rosette tutorial

When I was cleaning up for my daughter’s birthday party, I loved the backdrop so much I had to find another place for it.

So now it is wall art in her bedroom. :) What do you think?

paper rosette tutorial

 Have fun creating!

paper rosette tutorial

 

35 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. November 14th, 2012 at 11:23 am
    Lacey says:
    Yeeeees. I have been looking for a tutorial like this ever since I saw your birthday post.

    Thank you!
  2. November 14th, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Kari @ Ucreate says:
    This is beautiful Alysha!!
  3. November 14th, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Missy says:
    I love it in her bedroom - it would have been a shame to throw it out - it is so pretty!
  4. November 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    Stephanie says:
    Perfect wall art! I've made some of these paper fans in the past but made them a little differently - I'm glad you shared your method because it's much easier than mine was and now I'm re-inspired to make more - Fun!
  5. November 14th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Shelley says:
    Oh Alysha. I think I might just need this for every day decor,... no birthday party needed. It's stunning. Thanks for all the pictures.
  6. November 20th, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    Sarah says:
    This is amazing. I'm super excited to try it out!
  7. November 21st, 2012 at 1:35 am
    pops says:
    So cute !!!
  8. December 7th, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    Renelle Guerra says:
    I love dis...I am planning to make this but i am not sure where to find the coordinating paper. can someone help me?...I want to buy it online because i am not an American citizen.
  9. December 13th, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    kaleen says:
    I cannot get my large ones to lay down. I'm pretty sure I followed the directions and it only pushes down a little before it rips if I push it all the way down. :( any tips???
    • January 21st, 2013 at 2:09 pm
      alysha says:
      Hi Kaleen, that happened to me too when I didn't have enough paper hooked together. I would just trying adding one or two more so it stretches better, and then try it. :)
  10. January 6th, 2013 at 3:41 am
    Mindy says:
    So, so cute!!! Exactly what I hve been looking for, for my daughter's birthday. How did you get the board to hang?
    • January 21st, 2013 at 2:07 pm
      alysha says:
      Hi Mindy! I actually got white tacs and just tacked the corners to the wall. :)
  11. January 14th, 2013 at 6:44 pm
    Katrina says:
    Where do you find the papers you used for this project?
    • January 21st, 2013 at 2:06 pm
      alysha says:
      Hi Katrina! I actually got the paper in Michaels. I like to get them in a big booklet, because all the papers included are different, yet they mesh really well together. Hope this helps!
  12. February 7th, 2013 at 9:53 pm
    Sherie A. says:
    I love this project, especially because it fits with the theme for my daughter's first bday (pinwheels & rosettes) But I wasn't sure what size papers you used? Is the regular an 8x 11, the small is half of 8 x 11, and the large 12x12?? Please let me know thank you in advance
  13. February 7th, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    Sherie A. says:
    I love this project, especially because it fits with the theme for my daughter's first bday (pinwheels & rosettes) But I wasn't sure what size papers you used? Is the regular an 8x 11, the small is half of 8 x 11, and the large 12x12?? Please let me know thank you in advance - Sherie
  14. March 16th, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    Sharon says:
    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. Very easy to understand. Just made some and oh so cute. I pinned it and it seems like a lot of people feel the same way. Thanks.
  15. March 17th, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Julie V says:
    I love how big and bold these are. This is a perfect project for the spring weather that I am starting to feel:).
  16. March 19th, 2013 at 9:34 am
    Sheila Moore says:
    I absolutely love this. I am helping throw a baby shower in a couple weeks and this would be so cute to do for decoration! Thanks for the tutorial!
  17. March 19th, 2013 at 10:55 am
    Rosemary says:
    This idea would also work with fabric and lace! Thanks for the inspiration.
  18. March 19th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
    Kayla says:
    I love this!!! So very cute, girly, and fun!! Thanks for sharing!
  19. March 19th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    Sandy says:
    These are beautiful! You make it look so simple, thanks!!!
  20. March 21st, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    Ashley says:
    Darling! Love all the colors too.
  21. May 4th, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    charlie says:
    looooooooove these rosettes and am totally stealing this idea for my daughter's first birthday!! would you mind sharing where you bought the "thick poster board?" also, do you think this would work if i covered the poster board with burlap using a strong spray adhesive then attached the rosettes or do you think the rosettes would be too heavy and pull off the fabric?? thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!!
  22. May 7th, 2013 at 11:05 am
    Venus says:
    This is a lovely project, with beautiful photos! I am having trouble getting them to Cather nicely in the middle, any suggestions?
  23. May 2nd, 2014 at 12:43 am
    linda McConnell says:
    Loved your rosettes and especially loved them as wall art!!!!!!
  24. May 17th, 2014 at 11:44 am
    cathi cintorino says:
    i would like to know the best way to hang these rosettes as they are a little weighty and clumsy... i am making a banner for twins and would like to hang it in the center of their name banner.... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... your rosettes are beautiful!
  25. July 21st, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    Shannon says:
    Thanks for this post. How wide would you say your folds were 1 inch or 3/4?
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