This year, I saw a really cute rosette wreath when I was out and about, and it inspired a bit of an idea. My MIL is a bit hard to shop for, so I thought I would create a project that would help her remember how much fun grand kids are during the holidays – you know, sugar them up with cookies and candy canes and then send them home! Her three sets of grandkids are a number of years apart, so I thought it might be cute to have something that shows them all at about the same age:
The rosettes were easy to create. The key is to make your paper strip 1/2 of the diameter that you would like for your rosette, and make the length 4x the diameter. For instance, if you want a rosette that is 3″ in diameter, cut your strip 1 1/2″ wide by 12 inches long. I then scored the paper strips every 1/4″ and accordion folded each score line. With a little help fro the Art Philosophy cartridge (I got mine from a great Close to My Heart consultant named Jo), I embellished the tops, added some pictures, and glued everything onto a wreath base.
All of the papers for this wreath is from the super cute DCWV Evergreen stack! I love the foil on these sheets – the extra sparkle is perfect for the season!
I know that over the years, my MIL probably has Christmas decorations galore. I hope this one holds a bit of special meaning – a bit of a reminder of the magic that little ones bring to this season!
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