4th of July Paper Rosette Wreath

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When I was growing up, our town had a 4th of July Festival every year complete with tilt-a-whirl and cotton candy and everything. I loved going with my friends and playing skeeball or ring toss and crossing my fingers that I’d get enough tickets to win one of those colored feathers on a clip (know what I mean?) or a lucky rabbit’s foot (in retrospect…ewwww!!!) and then at night they have a big fireworks display. And they also always had a bike parade where all the kids decorated their bikes with as much red white and blue as possible. I totally remember carefully weaving crepe paper streamers through my wheels and being really excited for the parade.

This year, we’re new to a new town so we don’t really know what kind of 4th of July festivities there are. But we do have a wraparound front porch that looks so stereotypically American that I thought we need a little 4th decor to spruce it up.

At the craft store I picked up a few sheets of scrapbook paper in red and white stripes and blue and white polka dots. Everything else I already had so the whole project cost under $5.

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And because we have no shortage of cardboard boxes at the moment (since we just moved) I used a cardboard circle as my wreath base. It doesn’t really matter how it looks (because yes, I realize that is not the best cutting job) because you’re going to completely cover it up anyway.

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If you’ve never made paper rosettes before, here’s how I do it, it’s really easy! Promise!

1. Using a bone folder or the back of a knife score the scrapbook paper in straight lines 1/4 inch apart across the whole page, do not cut the paper. Use a ruler to make sure the lines are straight.

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2. Cut the scrapbook paper into strips perpendicular to your folding lines. So in my case, I cut the strips alone the red and white stripes. I cut two sizes, 1 1/2 inches wide and 3/4 inches wide. Since it was scrapbook paper, both sizes of strips were 12 inches long.

3. Using the scored 1/4 inch lines, fold the strips of paper accordion style.

4th of July Paper Rosette Wreath |  littleredwindow.com4. Then glue the two ends of the strip together so you have an accordion folded tube.4th of July Paper Rosette Wreath |  littleredwindow.com

5. Carefully gather one end of the tube toward the center, gently pressing down as you go. As it gathers it will start to flatten down until it makes a flat rosette!

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6. Most rosettes are secured with a circle of contrasting paper over the middle but I just secured mine with a glob of hot glue on the back side. Repeat the steps to make rosettes until you have enough for a wreath.

7. I arranged mine around the cardboard circle and hot glued them in place until the wreath was full.

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8. Hang it up and enjoy!

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18 thoughts on “4th of July Paper Rosette Wreath

  1. I love this wreath and can think of so many ways it could be changed up for the changing holidays and seasons… sharing this on Facebook… Cathy

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