My daughter celebrated her first birthday last week and although her party was snowed out, we have it rescheduled for this week! The theme is confetti and the colors were pink, mint, teal, and gold…so I decided to make a paper rosette birthday backdrop for the dessert table. Since we are having the party at another location, I wanted the backdrop to be easily moveable so when we get there it’s already set up. Follow along as I show you how to make paper rosettes for a pretty party backdrop!
- Scoring Board (optional–but much easier with it)
- 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper (or smaller depending on the size of medallions you’d like)
- Hot Glue
- 3″ Scalloped Punch
In the how to make paper rosettes example below, I used one sheet of 12×12 paper to make a small paper fan medallion. To make a large medallion, you’ll need three sheets of 12×12 used the same way and coupled together to create the fan. To make a medium medallion you’ll need two sheets of 12×12 paper.
How to Make Paper Rosettes:
Step one. For small medallions, start by cutting your paper in half at the 6″ mark using your scoring board. This step is ONLY needed for small medallions, if making medium or large medallions don’t do this step.
Step four. After that you’ll fold it accordion style back and forth on the scored lines.
I plan on hanging balloons in the area in the middle that say “ELISE IS ONE” to add a special message to the backdrop.
I used another 2″ round punch to punch out more of the scrapbook paper and create a confetti backdrop to go with my party theme. I thought this would even make a create photo backdrop too for when she eats her smash cake!
I mounted my rosettes to a piece of board from Lowe’s (they sell them already cut this size for around $10) using hot glue. It makes the whole thing very mobile and easy to clean up after later!
Click HERE to see how awesome the party and backdrop turned out!
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