Big congratulations to Maddy, of the Inspired Bride, and Kristen, of Paper Crave, who launched Nonpareil today. Nonpareil is an online magazine that approaches weddings and other occasions with a focus on hip, stylish, do-it-yourself projects and inspiration. Maddy & Kristen have outdone themselves. Be sure to check it out!
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Janice here from scissor variations to share one of my blog “makes” with you. These paper rosettes have been around for a long time: think prize ribbons. I recently tried making them with some security envelopes that normally would have ended up in the recycle bin and loved the end result. These are so easy to make, any found papers can be used. For the decorative centers you can cut out fabric circles or perhaps photocopy a special photo and punch it out with a circle punch. If you have a button making machine, a unique button center would look great too (see our blog tutorial on making buttons). I think these would be fun as “boutonnieres” – a mini prize ribbon for your “Best Man”—why not? Have everyone you know start collecting the security envelopes for you if you want to make these for your special event. Feel free to drop by the blog for more “making” –just click on the scissors! Thanks for inviting me Courtney!
Cut strips from your security envelopes. (Depending on how excited you were when you opened the envelope, you may need to cut smaller strips and piece them together to create longer strips if your envelope has tears in it.)
Accordion fold your paper strips. (My rosettes used two longer strips, accordion folded then glued together end to end to create the rosette. The smaller rosettes used strips that were 1 1/4″ wide.)
Secure the center with glue. (This can be tricky as it will want to pop out and be a lampshade instead. I used extra strength glue dots, but a glue gun is best.)
A big, big thank you to Janice for stopping by little white book to share her security envelope project with us! I’d love to hear from readers who try this project and showcase your craftiness!