Did you enjoy the Crêpe Paper Rosettes I shared yesterday? Here’s a little tutorial on how I made them, and a fun twist that turns them into magnets too:
What you’ll need:
Precut/prepunched circles, mine are 2,5″ circles.
Sticky glue of some sort, I use the Casco RX glue for assembling and the UHU twist and glue for embellishments. The Casco RX glue has a tip great for spreading the glue out in an even layer, while the UHU glue has a fine tip for precission application. Also the UHU glue is very expensive, thus I try to use it only when I have to…:-P But you could probably use either one (or simmilar type) for the whole process.
Crêpe paper.I’d say the width is approx 1,5-2″. If you can get the precut rolls, I imagine they would be great for rosettes, but they don’t sell them here, so I have the big packs, and just discovered that I can cut my own “roll” off the edge, just as easily. Don’t try cutting strips, it will result in much more cutting, much more joining and more uneven widths. I learned that the hard way 😛
Magnets to sandwich in the middle, if you want your rosettes to be magnetic.
A pencil, to mark the middle of the circle, before you start pleating the crepe paper. After it’s pleated it’s difficult to tell the middle. I learned this the hard way too…:-P
Stickles, glitter, mica flakes for embellishments. I used Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles with Tim Holz Distress Glitter Spun Sugar for my blue rosettes, and the UHU glue with Melissa Frances Pink Mica Flakes for my pink rosettes.
Eyeball and mark the middle of your circle. Apply glue to the circle, try to come close to the edge, without spilling off the edge.
Pleat the crêpe paper onto the edge of the circle, don’t worry about making the pleats perfectly even
Make sure you pleat a few extra at the end, so there is no gap, and adjust when you see how it fits.
Attach a magnet if you want to use these on a fridge or any other metal surface:
Apply glue to the second circle, try to get close to the edges here too, to hold your rosette securely together, and use scissors to cut the rosette nice and round (I’m not making mine “perfectly” round, but I’m a fan of a little “handmade charm”, you can of course be a lot more precise if you wish!)
Apply stickles (and glitter) or glue and mica flakes
I’m keeping my mica flakes in a thrifted sugar dispenser, it is very convenient for this use 🙂
Enjoy your new Valentine Crêpe Paper Rosettes, wether they are magnetic or for other use:
Here is a roundup of the various sets of 2,5″ circular tags I have shared, click on the set you like to go to the original post:
If you want your rosettes smaller, you can follow my conversion chart to size your print out to your punches:
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