How to make a paper rosette

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Learn how to create a paper rosette decoration to hang from the ceiling or the tree in this festive step-by-step tutorial...

Follow the seven simple steps to create your very own paper rosette...

DIY paper rosette tutorial 

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1. Choose the paper you wish to use to create your rosette. For larger sizes you'll need to attach several coordinating pieces together. On the reverse of the paper use a ruler to draw horizontal lines, equal distances apart.

Rosette step 1

2. Using a score tool or a craft knife very gently score along the lines being careful not to cut though.

Rosette step 2

3. Fold the paper into a concertina – this will happen easily thanks to the scored lines. 

Rosette step 3

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4. Repeat the steps above with as many pieces as required to create the size of the rosette desired.

Rosette step 4

5. Apply a strong adhesive along the edge of one piece.

Rosette step 5

6. Attach another piece being careful to line up the top edges.

Rosette step 6

7. Once you've created your desired size apply glue to the centre on the back to hold the rosette together firmly. 

Rosette step 7

Next, learn how to make a paper poinsettia and paper bow – and when you've finished why not turn them into a beautiful paper bunting?!