Today's ornament is layered rosette tree on the top row of the crate. It's a fussy, little decoration, but if you have a scoring board, you'll zip right through the layers!
For this project, you'll need patterned paper, red head pins, bead caps, small wood beads, a scoring board, glue dots, glitter and a paper doily.
- Cut 8" strips in the following widths: 1¾" and 1½"; cut 6" strips in the following widths: 1¼", 1" and ¾". Score each strip at the 1/4" mark down the entire length.
- Fold over and under on each score line to form hills and valleys, connecting the ends together with adhesive.
- Punch out 10 1/4" circles from patterned paper.
- Lay each rosette flat, pushing gently on the outside edge to gather it in the center. Place a glue dot in the center and cover it with one of the 1/4" circles. Turn the rosette over and repeat.
- Lightly dab wet adhesive around the outer edge of each rosette and roll it in glitter. Tap off the excess and set them aside to dry.
- Glue a wooden bead to the top, center side of the four largest rosettes. Stack the rosettes in order from largest to smallest, gluing them as you go along. A wet, tacky glue works best for this step, such as Aleene's.
- Thread two bead caps onto a red head pin and poke it down the center of the top of the tree.
- Dip the sharp point of red head pins into wet glue and slide them into the accordion folds around each rosette as shown.
- Once dry, glue the finished tree onto a white doily.
Be sure to pop on over to day 2 of SCT's annual "12 Days of Holiday Giving." It's another fantastic prize up for grabs today!
See you tomorrow!