DIY Rosette Centerpiece

Big paper rosettes can really make a statement.  I made this DIY Rosette Centerpiece full of cheerful thoughts for a crafty girlfriend of mine who recently left the SAHM world to return back into the full-time work force-Gulp!  Really-why???   OK…She’ll probably read this so I’m only joking, really!

Anyways, I wanted to make her something to spice up her new office and of course make her feel a little guilty for leaving us other SAHM’s because we’ll just plain miss her….sigh.

 DIY Rosette Centerpiece made with Cricut.  Perfect to make as Office Decor!

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I thought a vase of cheerful rosettes would look nice sitting in her new office.  I love making rosettes and I usually make them by hand but this time I wanted to play with a few of the unique cuts off the Cricut Ribbons and Rosette cartridge.

If you don’t have access to the Ribbons and Rosette cartridge, you can also easily make Rosette’s by hand:

How to make a Rosette

 

  • Cut a 1 to 2 inch strip of paper out twice depending on the size of rosette you want.
  • Using Score Board, score each strip at 1/2 inch.
  • Mountain- Valley fold both strips, adhere ends together.
  • Pull circle together and hot glue onto a circle base
  • Embellish center as desired.

Tip:  using a decorative edge punch, punch along one side of your paper strip to add a unique edge around your rosette.

Rosette Centerpiece

The Rosettes are cut in various sizes and each of them have a flower Medallion in the center stamped with a cheerful sentiments.

After the rosettes were assembled, I hot glued them onto dowels, then hot glued the dowels inside the vase then added beach stones and wrapped a raffia bow with a button around the vase.

My girlfriend works long hours and is away from her boys for most of the day now so I hope this gift brings her a few “Cheerful Thoughts” throughout the day.  Ha-who am I kidding?  I bet she just enjoys the peace and quite of her new office without battling boys daily.