photography by jackie wonders found via style me pretty
the instructions are super easy to follow. i only made a couple of adjustments here and there for my rosettes. i thought it'd be fun to use vintage sheet music and security envelopes! i used glue dots to secure the ends together which held excellently... but were a little on the chubby side so if you look reeeeal closely, you can see the dot. maybe i should stick to tape (get it? stick to tape? hah! sorry.) i used a hot glue gun to put a large bead of glue on the center of the backside of the rosette to help keep the rosette in shape after smushing it down. the smushing part is the most fun and oh so satisfying. glue made things much easier and a lot more secure. hot glue came in handy when adding the button too. i'd like to take a moment to express how much i love hot glue guns. thank you hot glue guns. finished rosettes on my bookshelf! the security envelope was the perfect thickness for this project. the vintage sheet music turned out so pretty but was nerve wrecking to work with. it was very crumbly and tore when creased too sharply. if i use this paper again, i'll have to make it with more creases. if you're looking to make rosettes with less creases (thus showing off more of the paper design) try using the tutorial from the paper source. they look pretty on gifts too!