December 7, 2012

Rosette holiday ornament tutorial

Hi everyone!  It's Emily again with a guest post for Graphics Fairy Crafts.  Handmade ornaments are so beautiful and I wanted to share this sweet holiday ornament I made with you today.  I just love how this one turned out.

This ornament is about 5" in diameter.  I made it in to an ornament, but you could just as easily use it to embellish your holiday wrapping for some wow factor.

For this project, you will need:
  • One piece of 12" x 12" decorative paper {many craft stores have these on sale this time of year}
  • Two scraps of paper, at least 3" square, that coordinate with your 12" x 12" paper
  • Bone folder or stylus
  • Scoring board {optional, but very, very helpful}
  • Edge punch {optional}
  • Graphics Fairy image printed on card stock {I used the elf girl and angel}
  • Hot glue gun
This tutorial seems to have a lot of steps, but take them one at a time.  Once you do one or two of these ornaments, I promise they go pretty quickly and the results are well worth it!

1.  Cut two paper strips, one 12" long x 2" wide and one 6" long x 2" wide.  Both paper strips will be joined later in step 6.

2.  Using one of my edge paper punches, I punched a design on one side of the long sides of the strips.

3.  Next, score one side of the paper every inch.  For my edge punch, four diamond shapes were approximately an inch, so I scored every four diamonds. 

4.  Turn the paper over and score every inch, but start in the middle of each of the other scored sections.  In my case, I scored two diamonds over from every existing score mark I'd made.

5.  Fold along the score lines back and forth {remember making fans in grade school?}

6.  Using a hot glue gun, join the 12" long and 6" long strips together by overlapping the ends and gluing them.  Then glue the remaining ends together to form a circle.  Next, punch or cut a 2" circle out of coordinating paper for the back of the rosette.  Cut a second 2" or 3" {your choice} circle for the front of the rosette.  {I used a 2" circle for my angel ornament & a 3" circle for the elf}

7.  I resized and printed out the Graphics Fairy's angel and elf girl on card stock.  Cut your image out and glue it to a circle.  {I resized the images so the longest side was 3 1/2"}

8.  To make the rosette, push the plain ends downward and inward to create the rosette.  Hot glue the 2" circle in the center of the back of the rosette to hold it together.  When that side dries, flip over and glue the second circle with your image to the front side.

I threaded some fishing line through the edge to hang the ornament.  Here they are!  I really like how the punched edges of the rosette turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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  1. Great ornaments, thx for tutorial :)

  2. Very nicely done and thanks for the great instructions!

  3. Such a pretty way to use some of the Graphics Fairy freebies. These two are especially sweet.
    Thanks for the great tutorial.

  4. I've made four of these darling ornaments now and I could just keep making them.
    They are so fun and easy and cute! I just wanted to share this tip that I learned. I cut a 1" wide ring from the top edge of a Cool Whip container. I put the folded pinwheel inside the ring and it keeps it in a perfect circle while i glue the smaller circles on. So helpful. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this darling craft!

    1. Such a great idea Susie - thank you for the tip! I'm always looking for faster ways to get these done! Happy New Year!


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