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10 Days of Christmas Crafts! Day 6 - Paper Rosette Christmas Tree

Posted: 19th December 2016   Category: Create your own projects   By: Louise R

Rosette Christmas Tree Tutorial

It’s day 6 of our 10 days of Christmas Crafts, and today's tutorial is for this paper rosette Christmas tree!

I’m planning to add this tree to the Christmas dinner table, but it would look great on a mantelpiece too.

The digikit I’ve used is Christmas Tradition By Meagan's Creations. I just love the backgrounds in this kit, and knew they would be perfect for my tree. The CraftArtist template I used is simply A4 portrait! This project really is that simple! Here are some of my printed papers:

Papers

The first thing you need to do is work out how many tiers you want in your tree, I opted for 10, starting with a 6” diameter rosette for the base, and ending with a 1½” one at the top. Here are the paper requirements to replicate my tree.

You will need two strips of each size:

11.5” X 6”
11.5” X 5.5”
11.5” X 5”
11.5” X 4.5”
11.5” X 4”
11.5” X 3.5”
11.5” X 3”
11.5” X 2.5”
11.5” X 2”
11.5” X 1.5”

Once you have your paper all cut out, the next thing to do it to score it using the back of a craft knife, ready to fold. I scored the paper at 0.4” / 1 cm intervals. Once you have scored and folded all your paper strips, the next thing to do is to fold each one in half, and stick the ends together. I just used double sided sticky tape for this. You then need to glue each semi-circle to its pair, to make a full circle. Once again I used double sided tape for this.

Rosette assembly

Once you have your rosette shape, it’s useful to attach a disc of card to both the top and bottom, both to hold the rosette's shape, and to make it easier to glue the finished stack together. I used a spray adhesive, and found it holds really well. For the top couple of layers I covered the top disc in a matching paper scrap, just to make sure that if any was visible on the finished tree, it looked neat and tidy.

Disc topper

I wanted to add a little extra sparkle to my tree, so I rolled each finished rosette in glue, and then rolled in it gold glitter. I’m really pleased with how this turned out! I left all the rosettes overnight to try, before starting assembly.

glue and glitter

Assembly took a matter of minutes! I used the spray adhesive again to glue each of the rosettes together.

Rosette assembly

I topped my tree with a ribbon double bow, but you could add a star, an embellishment created in CraftArtist, or even a pompom!

Finished paper rosette tree

Comments
Jamescameronellie
Love it x
nannyanne
Fab! I love the glittery edges. X