DIY Large Paper Rosettes

I’ve had quite a few friends ask how I make the paper rosettes that I’ve been making for my banners and cards, so I thought this would a great DIY Tutorial project…plus any chance to be crafty is a great one!


Here is what I used today to make these:

*You can do this with just glue, paper and scoring board, but I made this particular rosette a little more fancy since they will be for my baby girl’s 1st birthday!

(how did that even happen!? didn’t we just bring her home from the hospital?!) 


  1. Some fabulous scrapbooking paper
  2. Hot glue gun & glue
  3. Edging Paper punch
  4. Circle Paper punch
  5. Scotch Advance Tape Glider
  6. Martha Stewart Scoring Board

I wanted to make this rosette on the larger side, so I cut the scrapbook paper into 3 pieces that were 5.5 x 12 inches.  This would make my rosette about 11 wide.

After cutting my paper, I took my edge punch and punched all along ONE LONG side of the paper.  This will give the rosette a nice snowflake edging all around.  *you can also skip this step if you want a simpler look…or less work 😉


Next, I laid my freshly punched paper onto my Martha Stewart Scoring Board length wise with the scalloped edging on the bottom.  Then using my scoring tool, I made a crease every inch on the board. Make sure not to press to hard or you will end up with holes in your rosette.  Depending on how “bunched” you want your rosette will depend on how close you make your creases.
*Oh, and the score board…AMAZING! I never knew I needed one of these magical tools until my husband surprised me with one for Christmas a couple years ago.  #TotalGameChanger

I then took the 3 scored pieces of paper and folded them Fan style.  After folding the paper, I used my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider to add a piece of sticky tape along the first and last folds of each piece so that I could add them all together to make one long fan strip. After adding one more strip of tape, I brought the front and back together to make it a circle.

*Oh, and the Tape Glider….yet another #TotalgameChanger that I can’t live without and gift from my wonderful husband! Who’s the real crafter in this family…..

Then push the center together as you flatten the edges…Confused? Me to.  This part has brought me to cursing now and again, as the paper fights you like an angry toddler with no nap.  But once you show it you mean business and get that center down, it’s all fun and craftiness again!
Next, use the circle punch to punch out a circle to help hold the rosette flat.  I’m very generous with my hot glue as I would like my rosettes to withstand a small hurricane.
After my large rosette is done, I set it aside and start making a smaller one to layer on top.  *again this is just what I did to make this one fancy! 🙂 I made my 3 strips of paper 3.5 x 12 inches this time and repeated the above steps.
Once you have both your rosettes completed, simply glue them together at the center circle! I’ve added small paper doilies to some of my rosettes to add a little more well, fanciness!
To make super cute small rosettes like below, I simply used 1 strip of paper that was 1 x 12 inches and glued the ends together!

Happy Crafting!  

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