Wednesday, June 26, 2013

4th of July Rosette Bouquet

I was fortunate to recently have the opportunity to be a guest designer for Craft Warehouse.  I got to play with the Stars and Stripes line from Doodlebug Designs Inc.  You can check out the tutorials here and here.  I had enough goodies left over I was able to make Fourth of July rosette bouquet. 
To make the vase, trim paper an inch taller than you want the vase to be, this one is about 6" tall so you'll want a piece that is 7" x 8 1/4".  Score the 8 1/4" side at 2", 4", 6" and 8", turn and score at 1".  With the 1" score on the bottom, use scissors to trim along the 2", 4", 6" and 8" scores, just to the 1" mark.  Put a strong adhesive on the 1/4" on the side and fold your box adhering the flap to the other edge.  Now put adhesive on the bottom pieces, and close up the bottom. 
The rosettes are made using the Tim Holtz rosette dies.  When making a project like this I always make a variety of sizes and patterns so I have plenty to choose from.  Any extras can be used on another project.  I fussy cut the square centers from one of the patterned papers in the kit, then attach them to the centers with pop up adhesive.
I used a high temp hot glue gun to attach the rosettes to wooden BBQ skewers.  I attached them all at the same height and used pliers to cut them down as needed to the get the variation I wanted.  There is a square piece of florist foam in the bottom of the vase that the skewers are stuck into. 

To make the curly paper pieces trim thin strips of paper, about 1/4" wide, any length you like, you can always trim it down if it's too long.  Find something round to wrap it around,  used a round pencil, but anything round will work.

Once it's wrapped, let it go and you have a curly strip of paper.  Attach to the ribbon or box using a glue dot.

Happy almost Fourth of July!
Supply List
Patterned Paper
Paper Trimmer
Score Board
Tim Holtz Rosette Dies
BBQ skewers
Thanks for looking! 

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