Monday, February 21, 2011

Technique--Crepe Paper Rosettes

My lovely and talented BFF Sue showed us how easy these were to make after we picked up rolls of crepe paper (2 for a buck) at the dollar store.  She used the sewing kit from the hotel we were staying at and just sat down on the floor and whipped them right up.  Here's how to make them:
1.  Cut a 12" strip of crepe paper.  Fold so you have two "layers" (as shown on rosette to the right in picture above) with the bottom layer longer than the top layer.
2.  Using a needle and thread, baste along the top edge the entire length of crepe paper.
3.  Gently pull the thread and gather the top edge into a rosette.
4.  Tie the ends of the thread together to hold.
The rosette on the top picture's left (and being sewn above) was done using a folded piece of crepe paper and an unfolded piece, both stitched together.  Finish the rosettes with decorated paper or button centers.  Can you imagine how many of these you can get from just one roll of crepe paper?!

6 comments:

Sue in CT said...

Wow, sounds like you all had a blast! Thanks for the instructions for the crepe paper rosettes.

alex'smom said...

these are really cute..I need to hit the dollar store! cher from att

cal8007 said...

Hi Cindy, looks like I'm going to have to hit the dollar store - again!!

TFS

Carmen L

Kathy Eddy said...

These look fun. Not sure what you mean by fold to make two layers though. Will have to play with it I guess.

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Hi Kathy,
Take the length of the crepe paper and fold the top down but not all the way to the bottom edge...uneven...so it looks like two layers. One longer than the other. Hope that (and the picture) makes it a little clearer for you. :)
Cindy

Erin Glee said...

How fun to have a friend to hang and craft with! The Rosettes look great... I'm going to make some with your directions but using ribbon I got on clearance after Christmas.