Gift Topper Tutorial

Thursday, July 22, 2010

You will need:
2 strips of the same paper measuring 8 x 2inches
2 strips of a coordinating paper measuring 8 x 1 and 1/2 inches
Any border punch
Hot glue gun
Double stick tape
Circle punch

Cut paper strips. Punch one side of each of the 4 strips with any of your favorite border punches. Score each piece at each inch. Turn strip over and score at each half inch. This will give you peaks and valleys which will make the accordion folding very easy.
Accordion fold each piece and attach the 2 like strips to each other at both ends using double stick tape or any glue that you prefer. Using double stick tape makes an instant bond and allows you to move on to the next step immediately.
Lay the paper ring on your work surface punched edge down. Push down on the center to create the rosette.
Add a bead of hot glue to both sides of the rosette.
Use a piece of silicone, if you have it, to flatten the bead of hot glue. This will make the second rosette lay flat on top of the larger one.

Attach the two circles together, attach a punched circle to cover up the hot glue and then embellish however you like.
I hope that helps. If you make some, let me know. I'd love to see them!

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  1. Thanks so much for this tutorial Kara (I "get" things so much easier when I see them being made!) I'll be saving this for future reference :)

  2. I will definitely try this! Kara...thanks for the visual....your gift toppers are great!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial chica!!!

  4. Thanks so much for the tutorial, Kara! I should this give a try soon

  5. Thank you so much for the tutorial! You did a great job with the visuals - makes it seem so easy to do now.

  6. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I could kind of guess but who knows what it would have looked like. I have to try this.


  7. thanks so much for the great directions. I'll let you know when I make some. They would be great to have on hand.

  8. Brilliant - thanks so much for sharing this. Love to try one soon.

  9. Que capricho e que dom heim! Faça disso muita arte e alegria para o bem estar seu e de muita gente.


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