For the one I love, for the one I like, for a sweet person I know, for someone who deserves a special thought today, ..... for your Valentine tree, or as a charming gift topper.
I know many of you have made the accordion pleated badges or rosettes in the past, but maybe some haven't seen it or forgotten. So, just consider this post a refresher mini-course. :)
I started with an 8" x 8" card stock weight printed paper. Mine was printed on both sides and for Valentine's I used pretty pinks, soft reds and white.
cut into 4 equal squares 4" x 4"
Lightly mark off, with a pencil, each square, every 1/2"
and score from each little mark down the length of each quarter. I've had a Martha Stewart bone scoring tool for years and love it. Easy to hold and use and makes nice crisp scores and great for burnishing.
Fold on each score and burnish for a nice clean fold
Fold your four scored and folded pieces in half
Tightly secure your folded pieces with a good adhesive. I used my low temp. glue gun
Then secure the four pieces together. If you are adding ribbon, as I did for hanging, or a stick to make cupcake toppers, etc, this is where you would do that.
You may wish to add fun decorative elements at this point. I add an edible chocolate heart to mine using glue dots, so it can be easily removed and eaten. Yum!....
And you're Done! I love these and make them for different occasions.
Hope you will too. :)
Now, I am off to start flipping a very Frenchy curvy piece of vintage furniture. When I'm finished, you'll see it here first. Have a wonderful week. :)