Friday, September 20, 2013

"P" is for Paper Rosettes Banner

Craft: folded paper rosettes birthday banner

An easy birthday decoration using old paperback books:

We recently celebrated a book themed birthday for Grandpa Peter, you can read all the details here:

In keeping with the book theme I made a 'Happy Birthday Peter' banner using old paperback book pages:

Slightly impossible to get a picture of the entire banner in one shot, you'll have to use your imagination.
The old book pages have tons of character and warmth:

Here's how to make a folded paper rosettes banner:

1. Start by using an old paperback, gently tear out 6 pages for one rosette.
The more pages you use the fuller your rosette will be.

Glue the pages end to end making a long and narrow piece:

2. Begin at one short end and fold the entire length like an accordion.

3. Once done folding stick a needle with thick thread through one end:
(I'm using red thread for demonstration purposes, use thread that matches your book pages.)

4. Tie the end of the thread together but keep some room for the pages to move:

5. Pull the pages around carefully until you have a full circle and hot glue to two open edges together:

6. To make the circular letters simply print out onto heavy cardstock.
I used Times New Roman font at 250 point and changed the color to dark blue:

7. Using a circle cutter cut out all the letters:

8. String all the paper rosettes using clear monofilament through the top edge.
You can barely see it in the picture below, I added hot glue on top of the clear string to keep it in place and give strength:

9. Once all the rosettes are strung together hot glue the letters in the center:

I hung the banner with command hooks.

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1 comment:

  1. This is perfect for the book themed bridal shower I'm hosting!