Guide to Easy Crepe Paper Rosettes

Can one ever have too much glitter and glam? Not really, right! I love rosettes in all shapes and colors and these embellished crepe paper rosettes are definitely a favorite.

In this guide, you'll get the world's easiest trick to quickly make rosettes that look just perfect and uniform in their pleats. And with the rosettes being super easy to make, you can focus on the decoration!

And whether you're planning for a festive event or simply want to add a touch of whimsy to your living space or holiday decor, there are so many ways to embellish your rosettes.

Guide to easy crepe paper rosettes - step by step guide

I've gone crazy with beads and glitter, but you can also have the kids draw something or you can cut out small tulips or a seasonal motif, if you’re using them as holiday decorations.

Now, let’s get started with the crepe paper DIY guide ♥

Materials

  • Crepe paper
  • Scissors (decorative scissors optional)
  • Glue gun
  • Sewing machine
  • Decorations - gold cardboard, beads, and glitter

DIY Guide for crepe paper rosettes

1. Cut a rectangle in crepe paper

Cut a rectangle in crepe paper following the measurements below. I've made 2 different sizes:

Measurements:

Large (diameter 12 cm): Cut a rectangle of 35 x 12 cm

Small (diameter 10 cm): Cut a rectangle of 35 x 10 cmGuide to easy crepe paper rosettes - step 1

Fold the crepe paper

The rosettes will have 2 layers of paper. Fold your rectangle lengthwise and cut a small wavy edge if you have a pair of decorative scissors. If not, then just fold the rectangle and move on to the next step.

Guide to easy crepe paper rosettes - step 2

Sew along the edge of the paper

Now for the very easy trick that will speed up the process of making your rosettes. Set your sewing machine to the longest stitch length (mine was on 5). Sew along the edge with a small seam allowance. You do NOT need to secure the ends. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can also just hand-stitch it.

Guide to easy crepe paper rosettes - step 3

Make pleats

Gently pull the bobbin thread and create pleats. Pull and push a little at a time until the pleats are evenly distributed. I usually pull halfway from both ends.

Guide to easy crepe paper rosettes - step 1

Assemble the rosette

Put the rosette together by applying glue with a glue gun. Don't worry if there's a small hole in the middle; we'll cover it with decorations.

Guide to easy crepe paper rosettes - step 5

Decoration for crepe paper rosettes

Time for the most enjoyable step – decorating the crepe paper rosettes! For this, I created a small circle using gold cardboard and adorned it with vintage beads. Adding a touch of elegance, I sprinkled a bit of gold glitter along the edges of the rosette. To hang it beautifully, attach a string or a lovely ribbon, and voilà, your rosette is ready to be displayed!

Guide to easy crepe paper rosettes - decoration

Guide to easy crepe paper rosettes - decoration with beads

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Hi, I'm Lisbeth, residing just outside Aarhus, Denmark. I'm a creative soul with a passion for decor and an affinity for vibrant colors in interior design.

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