November 28, 2011

Rolled Rosette Christmas Tree Tutorial

Impart an unexpected feminine feel to your Christmas decorations this year with this rolled rosette Christmas tree craft. Once the technique for crafting the flowers is perfected, this project really is as easy as can be. And an added bonus: this tree transitions perfectly into Valentine’s Day decor, as well!  

This rolled rosette Christmas tree at Positively Splendid is so beautiful!


With all of the turkey leftovers eaten, my thoughts have turned to all things Christmas, and my first project is always my mantel. Today’s project is one I’ve had in mind for my Christmas mantel since the spring when I first stumbled upon these lovely rosette kissing balls at House of Smiths. I knew flowers similar to those would be perfect for Christmas trees, so I banked the idea away for future reference. 
My flowers are very similar to the ones Shelley used, but my technique for creating them is slightly different so the end result would be a bit flatter to better preserve the cone shape of the tree. 
Ready to see what I did to put these together? Let’s get started!
For this project, you will need…
2 rolls red crepe paper streamers
1 18-inch styrofoam cone
Hot glue
Cut your streamers into lengths approximately 30 inches long. Fold each piece in half lengthwise, and then fold again lengthwise, as shown. 

Starting at one end of your folded piece, roll tightly a few times and secure with a small dab of hot glue. Now, take the remaining streamer tail and fold it back (away from the rolled center) at a 45-degree angle. Roll the tail around the center of the flower a quarter turn, and then fold it back again at another 45-degree angle. Secure with a dab of hot glue.

Continue twisting around the center and folding back at 45-degree angles, securing with hot glue as you work, until you reach the end of your streamer piece. Secure the end of the piece at the back of your rosette with a dab of hot glue, as shown.

Now, repeat this step to make a bazillion (okay, so maybe it’s not that many) flowers. Secure your completed flowers to your foam cone in rows, starting at the bottom and working your way up. Continue until your entire cone is covered. Finish your tree with a nice, pretty bow.
All done!


Love this project? Check it out in my Whimsical Christmas Mantel.
…or in my Valentine’s Day Mantel!
And also check out this fabulous round-up of 12 fun topiary Christmas tree ideas!
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22 Responses to Rolled Rosette Christmas Tree Tutorial

  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now November 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Amy, that is so pretty!! You are a patient woman to roll all of those rosettes, but it was worth it. :)

  2. Marilyn November 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    THIS IS F A B.. Very pretty and great tutorial.. I would LOVE if you could please share this via my Special Christmas Soiree party pweeease.. (TY so much).. Wishing you an amazing start to your week.. : ))

  3. Katie November 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    LOVE this tree! I give you made props for just how tedious of a project this was! :)

  4. Finding Charm November 29, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    Wow, these are great! I pinned it.

  5. Janet November 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Who knew streamers could look so beautiful! I love the roses and the bright Christmas colors, so pretty.

  6. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy December 1, 2011 at 4:26 am #

    SOOO pretty, Amy! I just featured this today:

    Hope you and your sweet baby are doing well!

  7. The Tootsie Wootsie December 1, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    Just so pretty and gives a really nice pop of color :)

  8. Karyn December 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    This is beautiful! I would love for you to link up @ my blog this week.
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Daneilia @ Anchors Away December 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    The tree looks awesome! I especially like that you use red for the rosettes…classy.

  10. Redo 101 December 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous and I’m in love with it – saw you featured at Serenity Now and just had to come visit. I would absolutely make one if I had the time … oh well, I might still make one :)

    Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.


  11. Jamie February 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    I love this… so pretty!

  12. Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft November 20, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Pinned! So pretty!!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 20, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      Thanks so much!

  13. Sharon @ Crafts 'n Coffee November 20, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! Love it!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sharon!


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