Although it is not even Halloween yet, and I am one of those people that complains when I go to the mall in September and the Christmas decorations are out, I have finished making my first Christmas gift. Every year I make my Great Aunt Nellie, who is 92 a homemade Christmas gift. It really makes her so happy when she gets my gift. (Which also makes me very happy, to see her very happy) Anyway, I really don't know what she would do, if I bought her a gift, instead of making one. So, I decided to make her a Rosette Christmas tree! I used some really pretty Christmas paper from Anna Griffin. I didn't realize until I was halfway through, that the paper was not double sided, and I had already put in to much work, to start all over, and if it were for anyone under age 90, and could actually see that it wasn't double sided, (or could see at all) I would have re done the whole thing, but I decided against it. I then made the star out of a piece of shiny gold paper, and a tooth pick, and I bought a wooden circular disk for the stand, and painted it brown. Oh, I almost forgot, for the center of the tree, I used a paper towel cardboard center for the middle of the tree. I covered it with another piece of Anna Griffin's paper. So here it is!!!!
The paper sizes are:
Layer 1: Three 4-1/2 inch strips Layer 7: Three 2-3/4 x 12 inch strips
Layer 2: Three 4- 1/4 x 12 inch strips Layer 8: Three 2-1/2 x 12 inch strips
Layer 3: Three 3-3/4 x 12 inch strips Layer 9: Three 2-1/4 x 12 inch strips
Layer 4: Three 3-1/2 x 12 inch strips Layer 10: Two 2 x 12 inch strips
Layer 5: Three 3-1/4 x 12 inch strips Layer 11: Two 1-3/4 x 12 inch strips
Layer 6: Three 3 x 12 inch strips Layer 12:Two 1-1/2 x 12 inch strips
Layer 13: One 1 x 12 inch strips
Star 3/4 star punch
The center pieces are a paper towel center cover with paper,(I also covered with glitter) and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Score each piece at 1/2 inch mark, glue short edges of each size strips to make 1 long strip, and fold into rosette. Punch 1" circles and glue to top and bottom of Rosette, except for the 1" strip, and only put circle onto the bottom. Alternate rosette with circle cut from paper towel tube.
If you have any questions please let me know, I hope you like!! karen♥