Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CRAFT: DIY Rosette Tree


Why hello there!  This adorable little tree is actually the creation of Jen, but she's got her hands full this week planning Connor's 2nd birthday party, so I volunteered to re-create her masterpiece and put together the tutorial to share with all of you!  I just think this tree is so absolutely adorable.  And if I ever have an extra 50 gazillion hours, I might make an entire forest of these.

What you will need:
Card stock for the cone
Glue gun and glue
Pages of an old book

First:  Make yourself a template for the cones.  Ours was about 60 degrees from the point.  The wider the angle, the fatter your tree will be.

Second:  To get the paper to curl, I held it against the edge of a table, pressed my palm down and pulled.  It helped when actually gluing the cone together.

Third:  Glue the edges together.

Fourth:  Tear strips from the pages of books about 1.5 inches wide.  Fold them over until they are about .5 inches thick.

Fifth:  Beginning wrapping your strip.

Sixth:  To achieve the rosebud look, fold the strip like is shown in the bottom two photos.  This will give the illusion of separate pedals.


Seventh:  Stop and look at something cute after every 10 roses because you will want to quit the project if you don't.

Eighth:  Glue your rosettes onto the cone.  Keep them as close together as possible so you can't see the cone in between.


Ninth:  Keep doing it until you reach the top!

This is an incredible easy, but time consuming project!  Just keep patient because the outcome is absolutely adorable!

Below is the photo of the other trees we made for the Rosewood event.  We will be writing out tutorial for these in the next week or so.  Most of them are relatively easy compared to the rosettes!

We hope you all have an absolutely amazing Thanksgiving!  We know that we have so much to be thankful for.. and all of you are definitely on the list.  Our blog wouldn't be anything without our readers.  We hope we inspire you as much as you all inspire us.  So, THANK YOU for being so awesome.







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10 comments:

  1. This is one to add to my tree decorations. :)

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  2. I love how simple, but elegant these are. I will have to try making one.

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  3. These are super cute! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! You can read about it all here: http://snaponbuttons.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-blog-award.html.

    Katie

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  4. I love this!! Such a fun, cute idea. I think I may need to give it a try!

    Erin
    www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

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  6. These are seriously gorgeous! I love them! I'll be featuring them on my blog tomorrow!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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  7. Gorgeous! I would love to try this.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Now I just need a spare hour or so, so I can make one!

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  9. Liked this so much I shared with with my FACEBOOK group!

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