How to Make Folded Paper Rosettes

Use this basic technique to turn scrapbooking paper, wallpaper or colored cardstock into a festive decoration.
Christmas Party Decorations

Festive Decor for a Kid-Friendly Holiday Party

Color is key when styling a kid's party. This palette of red, bright green and brown with splashes of white is a nod to traditional Christmas colors and sets a fun and festive mood.

By: Cristina Bird

Materials Needed:

  • scrapbooking paper, wallpaper or colored card stock
  • scissors
  • double-sided tape
  • 2 1/2-inch round paper punch
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks

Print and Cut Reindeer Tags

Print and cut the circular Rudolph tags using scissors or a 2-1/2 inch round paper punch.

Scissors, tape, craft paper and printed tags

How to Make Folded Paper Rosettes

Print and cut the circular Rudolph tags using scissors or a 2-1/2 inch round paper punch.

Fold Paper Rosettes

Fold a 8-1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper into an accordion with 1-inch folds. Repeat twice to get three folded rectangles of paper.

Connect Folded Paper

Fold each widthways and secure with tape. Attach all 3 pieces together and secure the middle with double-sided tape.

Add Party Tag Accent

Hot glue a party tag to the center of the finished rosette.

Folded paper Christmas rosette decoration

Paper Christmas Rosette

Hot glue a party tag to the center of the finished rosette.

Hang and Enjoy

Groups of rosettes in varying sizes and colors make eye-catching party decor.

Christmas Party Decorations

Paper Rosettes Decorations

Create a statement table backdrop with a grouping of hand-folded paper rosettes. Simply fold 3 rectangles of scrapbook paper into an accordion, fold them in half widthwise to create a fan, and glue each fan with hot glue or double-sided tape. Finish them off with a printable Rudolph party tag in the center and attach to walls with double-sided tape. Varying the colors and size of each rosette to make your backdrop especially eye-catching.

Next Up

How to Make Christmas Paper Star Decorations

Turn basic card stock into a stunningly affordable holiday star decoration with this easy DIY project.

How to Embellish Dining Chairs

Think beyond the tabletop this holiday season and create some fun and festive dining chair embellishments. All it takes is a handful of simple, holiday-themed craft store materials and a few dabs of hot glue.

Create Hot Chocolate Favors With Felt Cup Covers

Give guests a warm, sweet drink to enjoy during the holiday season, plus a felt cup cover they can use all year long.

Make Clay Ornaments Stamped With Holiday Cheer

With a set of alphabet stamps and bakeable clay, your favorite holiday saying can become a modern, colorful ornament.

How to Make Rolled Paper Roses

Paper flowers fashioned from old book pages, newspaper or brown Kraft paper are a frugal alternative to store-bought ribbons and bows.

How to Make a Kwanzaa Unity Cup

Kwanzaa is a time for family and friends to gather around the table and celebrate a rich heritage. Pass along a special tradition by involving young and old in crafting a custom unity cup.

How to Make Eucalyptus-Pine Firestarters

For friends and family who have fireplaces or love camping, these homemade firestarters are a quick and easy holiday favor. They smell yummy, too!

How to Make Ombre-Painted Pinecone Ornaments

Classic pinecones get a modern, ombre treatment in this painted DIY project. Use the finished, colorful pinecones as holiday party favors or to decorate your home for the holidays.

How to Create a Gift Box Centerpiece

Wow your holiday dinner guests with an eye-catching, nature-inspired gift box centerpiece. Because it's taller than it is wide, you'll have plenty of room for a large, festive feast on the table around it.

How to Create a Modern Kwanzaa Kinara

Lighting the kinara is one Kwanzaa's most symbolic rituals. Invite the kids to help create this modern version that adds a colorful centerpiece to the Kwanzaa table.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.


Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.