Monday, August 8, 2011

Tutorial: Tissue Paper Rosette Wreath

I'm late, but I’m here as I promised I would be to tell you how to make my Tissue Paper Rosette Wreath. This project will cost about $5 if you play your cards right. While super simple to make, it will take you a few hours to put together as you do have to make a lot of rosettes.

 Here’s what you need: 
  • Tissue Paper (I bought the 20 sheet pack at Target for $1.69)
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon (about 1 yard) or other trim

Here’s what you do:

Step 1: Cut the tissue paper into 2 inch strips. I used my rotary cutter and guessed at the width. It doesn’t need to be precise.
Cut 2 inch strips of tissue paper.
Step 2: Make a rosette. Tie a knot at one end of a strip of tissue paper. Hold the knot in one hand and use the other hand to twist the strip. Don’t twist it too tight, just enough to keep the strip from being flat. Now, begin to wind the strip around the knot. The knot will be the center of the rosette. Continue to wind the strip around the knot holding the strip in place with your fingers until the entire strip is wound. Tuck the end of the strip behind the rosette.
Tie a knot at one end.
Start winding the tail around the knot.
Finished rosette
Step 3: Apply a liberal amount of hot glue the same size as the rosette directly on the styrofoam wreath. Put the rosette in place on the wreath
Gluing the rosettes onto the styrofoam wreath.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the entire wreath is covered in rosettes.

Step 4: If you have any gaps, wad up a small piece of tissue into a ball and glue in place in the gap. Repeat this step for all gaps.

Step 5: Add a ribbon or other trim to your wreath.

I think this would look great made out of fabric scraps! There’s a project for another time.

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1 comment:

Linda Hilton said...

A couple of years ago I bought some packages of tissue and holographic mylar holiday paper at Big Lots. I wonder if the mylar would twist into rosettes? I know, I know, you're going to tell me to try it and send a photo. . . . ;-)

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