Being sick for the first two weeks of November has not been helpful with my Christmas crafting at all! I had planned to do much more but there is just no time now! I'm one of those people that pulls out the decorations the day after Thanksgivng and this year will be no exception. I decided that since I don't have the time or energy to go ahead with my previously planned projects I would focus on doing a cute Christmas window display for my front window. I am really hoping it comes out well. So this is sort of a Plan C project since Plans A and B won't be happening!
I made some larger paper rosettes out of double sided paper. These papers are from the K and Company Secret Santa stack. I love these papers they are super cute. Since they are double sided they will look great from any angle. I do recommend using a thinner paper though. This paper is a bit thick and that made it a little harder to work with. I used a bone folder as I went to get the folds very flat. This is how I did it, take three sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper and fold the accordion style. Take each folded piece and fold it in half lengthwise so you have a piece that resembles a small fan. Glue the edges together. Repeat with the other two pieces. You will end up with three small fans. Glue all edges together to form the rosette. I used hot glue. Then decorate however you choose. I went with snowflakes in the centers. I use my Cricut Gypsy and the Christmas cartridge for these snowflakes. I glittered the edges with snow crystal snow glitter as well as the snowflakes and used Stickles in matching colors on the pleats of the rosettes.
My original plan was to make many of the smaller size as well for my tree and the window so that they would match but my back said "I don't think so" so now I have decided to cut out various other Christmas shapes with my Cricut Expression. So we shall see how this looks when it's done!
Thanks for looking!