Friday, February 18, 2011

Paper Rosettes

We are so excited for our 11th Annual Wedding Extravaganza - the event is tomorrow from 11am to 3pm. There's been tons of planning and prepping for the event - from getting new wedding invitation samples (there are some pretty amazing ideas out there!), to booking some of the best local wedding vendors whom we adore (Mike's Amazing Cakes, Celeste Cooning, Cupcake Jones, JuneBug Weddings - to name a few). Each store is in tip-top shape with lovely paper projects to inspire you to personalize your wedding by creating your own invites, save the dates, favors favorite thing: wedding decorations!

Our Beaverton store made this gorgeous window display for their storefront using paper rosettes and using circle punches, edge punches and scissors to make each rosette a little different:

This is a really simple and inexpensive decoration~ for each rosette, you will need 3 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 text weight paper and some adhesive (with just one ream of text weight paper, you can get 83 rosettes!). You can also use scrapbook paper, handmade paper, or crepe paper for a different look. Look at how fun and whimsical they look when you bunch them all together with bright pinks, yellows and oranges - love, love, love this idea from The Sweetest Occasion:

And you can even use them as a centerpiece, like they did below. I love the hanging garland above the table as an added touch, learn to make that right here.

{Paper Rosette Centerpieces}

Ready to learn how to make these? I'll teach you in 3 simple steps! First, you will need to gather your supplies: 3 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" text weight paper & an adhesive runner.

Step 1: Accordian fold each piece of paper lengthwise in about 3/4" folds

Step 2: Fold each accordian piece in half

Step 3: Adhere each side of the pieces together using your adhesive runner, creating your rosette

Punch a hole in the rosette and use fishing wire or matching ribbon to hang. If you wish to personalize each rosette with whimisical edges like our Beaverton store did, you can take these tips from Darlla (one of the paper pros behind the window rosette display): "We like to use the Martha and EK Success edge punches before doing the accoridian fold, and the use various hole punches after they are folded, and it creates a really nice effect. Get creative!!" You can round the edges with scissors, use a large circle punch to make a continuous circle design on the edge, use a small hole punch to make luminary-like holes through each panel...the paper possibilities are endless - just play around with it and see what you come up with! --Lauren


  1. WOW!! This is so creative! Perfect decor for a wedding or any other party! The natural colors the Beaverton store used for their display is really nice.

  2. Too funny... and I thought that I loved rosettes... love the window display, so pretty!
    Hugs, antonella :-)