Sunday, February 27, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Rosettes

A bright shade of green always reminds me of Spring and I'm ready for Spring.

I gathered up lots of scraps of various shades of green paper and die cut them using the Sizzix, Paper Rosettes die. I also die cut several Scallop Circles #2 to add some variation.

I created larger rosettes by doubling-up the Rosette strips (see tutorial below). I printed out the sayings on my computer and used a circle punch. I glued everything together and wanted to find a unique way to display them for St. Patrick's Day.

I recently thrifted some silver sugar bowls and had several mis-matched lids. I used 26 gauge, silver wire (24 gauge might have been better for more stability) and wrapped it around the knobs on the tops of the silver lids. Next I worked the wire until I had a nice, wide arc and used some pliers to create a hook on the end.

I punched a tiny hole in the rosette and balanced them on the hook above the silver lids.

Now all I have to do is wait for St. Patrick's Day.

HOW TO MAKE EXTRA-LARGE PAPER ROSETTES:

To create the larger Rosettes you will need to die cut two pieces (step 1). Glue them together leaving about 1/4" overlapping (step 2). Accordion fold in the same way as a regular-size Paper Rosette (step 3). Glue the ends together to create a tube (step 4). Following the instructions for a regular-size Paper Rosette, gather the ends and gently press down to fan out the sides. You will need to do this part very gently because the outer edges are being stretched and you don't want this to tear. Once it is flat, hot glue the die cut round piece to the center on both the front and back. (step 5).


I attached several Rosettes to a piece of ribbon and created a banner.


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28 comments:

  1. Very cute. You could also turn these into pins to where on that day - no one wants to get pinched. :)

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  2. Lynda
    I love this idea. The different shades of green looks so well together!! Great job :)

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  3. Those are too cute! Love your library drawers!

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  4. these would look great on a table for a party!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't know which is cuter. Your cute rosettes or how cleverly you displayed them. Love them both! Lori L

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  6. I haven't really been into the St. patrick's day crafts but these are just so cute! I love how they are displayed with the wire1

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  7. Oh my goodness these turned out so cute!
    http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

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  8. Adorable! :)

    I am stopping by from The Girl Creative's bloghop. Come check out my project if you can :) http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-finally-did-it.html

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  9. These are so cute! I love how they are presented.

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  10. What a cute display! Just makes me smile! Thanks for linking up this week!

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  11. so cute and festive, thanks for sharing. We awarded you a Stylish Blog Award, heres the link http://coffeeatthree.blogspot.com/2011/03/and-winners-arestylish-blog-awards.html

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  12. These are really cute and i LOVE that you used sugar bowl lids! I'm a huge fan of vintage silver. Great idea! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love on Wednesday party!
    Mary

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  13. Such a fun project. Thanks for showing us how you did it.

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  14. WOW. The lids are such a creative idea. How great is that! Love your blog. Following from the very merry vintage blog hop.Hope you'll come by and follow me too.

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  15. Those are so cute! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  16. Very cute! I'm a new follower. Great blog! If you have a moment, pls stop by and follow me:
    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!

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  17. I love these! Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

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  18. Super cute! I am going to feature this in a Special St. Patrick's Day Features this week!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  19. We were both featured on "What Allie's Making Now" and I just had to come by to check out your project. Love it! Your rosettes are so beautifully done, and I love the way that you upcycled the old lids for such an elegant, vintage look! Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  20. Super Cute! Love those rosettes!! =)

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  21. How cute - and clever! I would never have thought of re-purposing sugar lids like that! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  22. These are totally cute!
    Susanne.

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  23. These are so cute, I wish I had a diecut I have to do it the old fashion way! I love the colors and patterns you used.

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  24. Hello, I love these cute rosettes you made for St. Patrick's Day and the great photo illustrated tutorial you shared. I hope it's okay, I featured your rosettes in a St. Patrick's Day crafts round-up hub here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/St-Patricks-Day-Craft-Tutorials-and-DIY-Home-Decor-Round-Up

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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