Large Rosette

You won’t believe how easy it is to craft an intricate rosette that's perfect for topping a Christmas tree!

Photography: Mike Krautter

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Paper

  • Double-sided tape

  • Pencil

  • 1-inch paper circle


  1. Cut 6-inch-tall strips of paper. Cut enough for a combined length of 56 inches.

  2. Score the strips of paper at 1-inch intervals.

  3. Accordion-fold each strip of paper along the scores, then attach the papers together using double-sided tape to make one long strip.

  4. Scrunch the strip together tightly! Hold the block of folded paper with one hand and then draw three lines across one side of it.

  5. Unravel the block slowly, cutting off the top of each fold at an angle. Use the mark as a guide.

  6. Cut out triangles along the other guide marks to create intricate designs. Make as many marks and cuts as you’d like. 

  7. Create a cylinder shape with the strip and attach the ends with double-sided tape.

  8. Gather the top of the cylinder to form a cone shape, then push it flat on the table to create the rosette.

  9. Using a glue gun, squeeze hot glue onto the center of the rosette and seal it with the 1-inch paper circle.

  10. Hold the small paper circle in place until it’s completely dry, then add it to the top of your tree! (If you liked this project, you'll love decorating with the DIY fringe tree and paper circle garland.)


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