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I started making these little vintage wallpaper rosette ornaments last year. I used them around my house and sold a few in my shop. Today I am going to share the tutorial with you. They are really super easy to make and look great on a tree, on a package, as garland, or just hanging here and there by themselves.
Now I do them a certain way which I developed by trial and error. Please feel free to make the project your own. I might be doing it the hard way...LOL. In fact I encourage you to make it your own and express your creativity! I will suggest certain products to use, but you can substitute what you have on hand. Today I will be using scrapbook paper for the tutorial photos but I love making them from vintage wallpaper as in the photos above.
Tutorial - Glittered Paper Ornament
By - Cindy Gilstrap
Before I start I will let you know this is my first ever online tutorial. I have a new respect for those that do tutorials online! I apologize ahead of time for my not so great photos but I hope you will get the idea anyway. So let's get started.
* Glue or double sided tape (I like to use Golden Gel Medium, love this stuff!)
* Glue for glitter (I use Modge Podge)
* Glitter - clear (I love to use Diamond Dust for these but I also use glitter from Little Pink Studio)
* Brush to apply glue (I buy the foam ones so I can just throw them out when they get to goopy)
* Paper trimmer or scissors
* Ruler if you are using scissors instead of a paper trimmer
* Scallop or any pair of decorative scissors
* Bulldog clips or clothespins
* Paper (vintage wallpaper, scrapbook paper, ledger paper, wrapping paper, etc.)
I will list the step first and then the photos that corresponds to the step.
Step 1: Pick out the paper you would like to use for your ornament.
Step 2: Cut your paper approximately 3" wide x 10" long. This can really be any size, it will just change the size of your finished ornament. So feel free to experiment. You can cut with your paper with a trimmer or scissors then use your decorative scissors to scallop/shape the two long edges.
Step 3: Fold your cut paper piece into an accordion fold. Again you can make your folds any size. I make mine about 1/2" so that my ribbon will be covered up (see step 6).
You should end up with something that looks like this.
Step 4: Fold your accordion piece in half both ways and crease really well.
Step 5: Tie about a 12" to 14" piece of ribbon around your folded crease. I just tie in a knot. You can use any kind of ribbon but I love to use seam binding.
Step 6: Glue your ribbon down to the paper. This is where I use the Golden Gel Medium. This stuff holds anything! But please don't go out and buy it just for this project. Any craft glue will work. I actually tried double sided tape when doing the tutorial and it seemed to work. I would just be concerned about how long it would hold.
Step 7: Add more glue or tape on top of your ribbon.
Step 8: Fold your two sides together so they will be glued together.
Step 9: Use a bulldog clip or clothespin to hold your paper together while it dries. If you are using double sided tape you will not need to use the clips.
Step 10: Repeat steps 6 through 9 (minus the ribbon) for the other side of your ornament.
Step 11: If you are using the glue method you might want to add clips to the back of the ornament too. Now let your ornament dry. Once dry remove your clips.
Step 12: Add a button with glue. I use the Golden Gel Medium here too (any craft glue will do). Let it dry a little before you move to step 13.
Step 13: Paint glue on the peaks of the ornament and on the button. I just use an old cheap paint brush for this step. You will want to go down the side of each peak just a little as this is where your glitter will go. For this step I use Modge Podge but any glitter glue will work. Just make sure you apply a thin coat so it doesn't run down into the valleys of your ornament.
Step 14: The fun part. Add your glitter on top of the glue! Be generous and make sure you get your glue covered. Pour the extra glitter off. Set aside and let dry completely. (Remember to save the extra glitter your poured off.)
Step 15: You are done! Now you can use your little ornament. Below I made a garland. I just tied the ribbon onto another piece of long ribbon. You could make it as long as you want. This would be great hanging down a stairway rail.
I also tied one as a package ornament. Just add another piece of paper on the back cut in a circle. Then write the recipients name on it. Not only will they get the present but a handmade ornament from you! How cool is that?
I hope you have enjoyed this fun little tutorial! I enjoyed putting it together for you! Please be sure and post your ornaments to the Flickr group. Should you have any questions please email me!
Happy Ornament making and don't forget to sign up for the handmade stocking give away. Sign ups end tonight. I will draw a winner tomorrow.