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Gift Wrap Rosettes

by Lindsay Law (follow)
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The beauty of these rosettes is that they can be any size or design you like, so you can incorporate them easily into any Christmas theme.



Gift wrap rosettes, wreath, banner, painting


Materials
Christmas gift wrap
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Florist's wire
Glue
Paperclips
String
Large needle

Method
Using leftover wrapping paper, select a piece that is about 10 x 34cm for a large wreath, or about 5.5 x 17 cm for a smaller wreath.



Gift wrap


Lay the paper out in front of you and concertina fold from one end to the other. On a large piece, the folds should be about 2cm strips, and about 1cm on a smaller piece. To do a concertina fold: fold the paper once, turn it over, fold again and then repeat all the way along to the end.



Gift wrap


Once you are finished, fold the pleated strip in half and press together firmly.
Using florist's wire, secure the centre with a length of the wire, wound round and then twisted to keep secure.



Gift wrap


Open out the strip and glue down one half of one side.



Gift wrap


Fan out the rosette and stick the unglued edge to the glued one.



Gift wrap rosette, glue, concertina


Repeat on the other side to make a complete circle.



Gift wrap rosette, glue, concertina


Secure with paper clips or pegs while the glue dries.
Now you can either stick this up as a wreath, or make some more and make a garland.



Gift wrap rosette, glue, concertina


Thread a needle with thick wool thread or string and then thread through the rosettes.



Gift wrap rosettes, thread, needle


Hang the garland up.



Gift wrap rosettes, wreath, banner, painting


Categories
#Christmas
#Recycling
#Decoration
#Wall Decoration
#Hallway
#Crafts
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