How to Make a Valentine Rosette

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. :)

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Junkchiccottage said...

Yum and cute all in one. This is a great idea Lynn.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Such a sweet idea, Lynn. I haven't made one of these in years. xo Laura

Connie in Hartwood said...

Thanks for the lesson, Lynn!!

C'est la Vie said...

Oh wow. I will have to show this to my grandson. Precious. Thanks so much. Have a great Sunday.

chateau chic said...

These are so cute, Lynn!
Mary Alice

Tete said...

I am so glad you finally posted again. Thought your butt might be frozen to the ground somewhere. Thanks for posting this. I didn't know how to make them, so this will give me something to do...I am so bored with this winter weather.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Lynn. These are so pretty and so fun. I think I have some paper that will be perfect.

Thank you for sharing. And, now you have me thinking about a cupcake.

Designed Decor said...

Great tutorial! I need to make some of these!

Rebecca said...

Super sweet and a good reminder! Always a classic project with lots of possibilites! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how cute! xoxox

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It must have been the week for rosettes Lynn, I made some to decorate mini envelopes too.
Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring this project in my Valentine's round up tomorrow.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Very cute and sweet! I didn't know how to do something like this, so I thank you for the tutorial!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynn, that is so pretty and so sweet. I've got to go see if I've got some card stock in the right colors to make this. You are so clever. Thank you for linking this to the par-tay! laurie

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