Making It: Washi Tape Rosettes
Paper rosettes are so easy to make that they barely require a tutorial at all. Also, there are probably dozens of tutorials for them online already. BUT, a few days ago, I was making some for my book table at Squam and I started adding some washi tape to the process and they looked awesome! So, I thought I would share...
What you need:
Book pages (you can also use any other kind of lightweight paper)
Washi tape in various colors
Fig. 1: Depending on the size of your rosette, you will need 2-5 pages of a book (or another paper), all the same size. I am going to use 4 full book pages for this rosette.
Fig. 2: Affix a couple of stripes of washi tape to all of your book pages running lengthwise. I made mine random but you can also measure them out.
Variation: you can also have the tape stripes running width-wise for a totally different look.
Fig. 3: Accordian fold your book pages lengthwise roughly every half inch.
Fig. 4: Fold your accordian-ed book pages in half lengthwise and brush glue onto one edge.
Fig. 5: Fold the edges together and press for the glue to hold. This will make a little fan. Repeat to make four fans.
Fig. 6: Now you will put the fans together. You can see here that I have glued three together and am about to add the fourth.
Brush glue on both outer edges of the fan and affix to the other fans. I recommend doing this part on a flat surface.
Fig. 7 & 8: Tada! You have pretty and bright rosettes to play with. They are perfect for parties, gift toppers, decorating walls in a kid's room, wearing on your head...whatever you want!