Rosette Party Decor Fans DIY

rosette fan tutorial using cardstock

Hi, again! Kelley here with another fun paper craft tutorial! I have had a beautiful DCWV stack on my desk for months and absolutely love all of the gorgeous patterns inside; however, I had no clue what I wanted to create with it! Does this ever happen to you? You fall in love with the colors and patterns of a certain paper, but you are clueless as to how you want to use it?

It finally hit me the other day when I was looking through old photos of my daughter’s first birthday – rosettes!

A few years ago, before I got crafty, I purchased premade rosette fans and used them as a backdrop for the dessert table at my daughter’s party and received such great feedback. I decided to give it a shot and I am thrilled with the outcome.

supplies for making a paper rosette fan

Here are the supplies you will need for this project:

Pattern paper (Check out our collection of foil pattern cardstock here



Cricut Design Space file #M3C899 - Scoring stylus, wheel or manual board

Once you have the template in design space, duplicate the rosette strip so that you have a total of four pieces. Next, duplicate the round piece so that you have a total of two center pieces. Send it to your Cricut machine, load your mat and get those pieces cut and scored. (Note that you can also create this without a file, by cutting long rectangle strips, scoring at even dimensions and then folding according to directions.)

making a paper rosette

Next, fold your strips accordion style – two strips folded with the pattern ends facing up, and the other two folded with the pattern ends facing down.

glueing paper rosettes

Apply your favorite craft glue to one end of a strip, attach to a second strip, and use a clothespin to secure until the glue dries. Continue until the rosette is formed.

paper rosette fan back

Next, glue the centers on either side. Know that the back center piece is important as it stabilizes the rosette and prevents it from flipping inside out.

paper rosette stacks diy

How easy was that? Make this rosette in various sizes and use different paper patterns and colors to create a jaw dropping photo backdrop. Trust me, you will receive a ton of compliments! As always, if you decide to try any of our projects, remember to tag us on social media: Instagram @12x12cardstock and Facebook @12x12CardstockShop.

Until next time!


design team member kelley

1 comment

  • Absolutely love purchasing from 12×12 Cardstock. Have what I need and are very fast with shipping. Love the surprise in the package and cards the cards with crafting sayings. I hang them up in my craftroom right by my work space.

    jeanie wohl

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