Creating holiday decor with rosettes

December 30, 2011

in Creating, home decor

I stopped by Dotty’s home on Christmas Eve for a little cheer. To visit my friend, to be sure, and to see her home all decorated for the holidays.  She always does such a beautiful job.  She loves the victorian look and has acquired such a beautiful collection of simple and elegant decor items.  And then she tastefully arranges them.

What really caught my eye was the way she used rosettes. Small ones, big ones and everything in between.  They looked so great.  Check it out:

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She had them strung across the mantle.  They were made using 12×12 music note paper that we have at the store.  This paper comes with black notes on a cream background on one side and cream notes on black background on the reverse side.  She said, “I thought I could even turn them around for Halloween.”

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If you decide you want try these, be sure to keep in mind the formula for the circumference of a circle (pi r squared).  For example, if the radius is 2 inches, you will need more than 12 inches in length because 2×2=4 and 4 multiplied by 3.14 (pi)  is more than 12. So cut yourself two strips of 2×12 paper and glue then together.

And look at all the tags on the swag over the doorway:

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Of course, both tags and rosettes could be hung as tree decorations.

Great ideas don’t you think. And you have almost 12 months to get them made for next Christmas!

Happy creating~

Marjorie

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