Thursday, October 1, 2015

Crepe Paper Streamer Medallions or Rosettes

I hope you're having a wonderful week.
Can you believe that today is the last day of September?
first day of October? 
I tried really hard to get this done 
yesterday but was a little overwhelmed with catch ups 
after being at my daughter's for a week.
As you can see, I didn't get very far.

Happy, Happy October!

Listen, the wind is rising
And the air is wild with leaves!
We've had our Summer evenings,
now for October eves.

~Humbert Wolfe~

More lovely weather to walk in
and fires to have in the evening.
Playing guitar and sipping 
tea or a glass of wine...

Simply Lovely


I love to create with paper and any thing else that
 can be worked into my projects.
Here are some medallions or rosettes that I made
from crepe paper streamer and other bits of what I have.

You can start with a piece of heavy 
card stock or poster board and just cut it 
about 3/4 the size as you want your finished 
medallion to be.

Besides your paper and embellishments,
you will need a glue gun.
Begin by gathering a little of your 
streamer paper to make it look ruffled.
And beginning close to
the outer edge, use your glue gun to attach it
to your cut circle. Just work your way
to the center of the circle by layering
circles of whatever material you're using.

It's very easy. 
You could also use fabric, regular crepe paper
and even tissue paper. Tissue paper
comes in so many cute prints.
That would be fun. You could make
small or very large ones for decorating
bags, gifts for any occasion.
They could also be used as co-ordinated
wall decorations for a themed party!

They would also be fun and frilly to decorate a
girls room, make them out of more neutral or masculine
colors for boys and to give to children as awards.
The center of this one was made out of paper ribbon
and the tattered flower die from Tim Holtz.
I laid eyelash yarn between the flower
 layers as I glued the layers together.
I really like to use glitter whenever it fits the project.
To do edges and other small areas, I find that
the Ice Stickles from Ranger work wonderfully.
The glitter infused liquid flows nicely and evenly 
without clogging, like some of the lesser
 quality glitter glues do.
I had so much fun making these!
I want to make some 
more of all different colors for 
bags and maybe some to sell.
The options for embellishing are endless.
I glued a yo-yo that I had made in the center of this 
one and then built off of the colors.

Just plain fun! 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!
My blogger friends are one of the greatest 
blessings that gather here.

The weather is cooling quickly this week. 
The sun now disappears behind our mountain
by 5:15 and I can smell the roast and onions
that are cooking in the crockpot.

It all brings to mind long, cozy evenings
by the wood stove and playing music or games
as a family.  
Give me AUTUMN~

(I just noticed that my picture corners are not
edited the same. I have had that problem before! :(
And I tried to be so careful.. 
I wonder what happened. 
Anyway..I'm sorry about that. It's not very
professional looking! )

Have a wonderful, peaceful and 
creative weekend, Dear Friends. 

Tamara xoxo


NanaDiana said...

Those are SOOOOO cute, Tamara! I love them. The girls would have fun making some of these for fall. We are always looking for projects for them to do. The 12 year old is very crafty. Hope you have a great rest of the day- xo Diana

Stephanie said...

Happy October, sweet friend! This month is such a lovely time of the year :)

Your flowers are darling! You, my dear, are ever to clever and creative. Hugs to you!

Kezzie said...

These are SO pretty, delicate and feminine!! You are clever!x

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Tamara,
I love these pretty flowers you made to add to the bags.
What pretty way to give a gift.
Thanks for sharing how to make one.

Kathy said...

These are really pretty. How clever to make these! Happy October.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Tamara, so pretty and festive and old world. Thank you for your sweet visit eariler today. xoxo Su

Tamara said...

They would make a perfect craft for your girls, Diana! I'd love to see some of your rosettes. Thank you for visiting!


Tamara said...

Thank you Stephanie.. I have seen similar projects around online and just added my own little touches. Have a wonderful weekend.


Tamara said...

You're welcome Julie.. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great day.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so pretty, love the center pink flower.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Your flowers are beautiful!!
So creative;
Hope I can visit again soon and see more of your blog!
God bless,
Karen O