DIY Patriotic Door Rosette

Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At littlemisscelebration.comWith July 4th coming up, it’s definitely time for decorating with red, white and blue! Let’s display the holiday colors on our door in a big way. I’m really excited about this and just love how this turned out! With some paper in a variety of red, white and blue patterns and shades, it’s easy to make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette. We’re giving the front door some major 4th of July presence!

This festive, layered rosette is made with 12” x 12” scrapbook paper. I did learn a lesson while making it, though! Either use all paper or all cardstock. The first one I was working on, I tried to combine cardstock and paper; the different paper weights were not gluing together smoothly. I scrapped the first try (whoops, no  pun intended!) and started again with all paper. I’ve got a little trick to give the rosette stability and make it easy to hang!

I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to score all the folds in the paper, but you don’t have to have a scoring board. You can use a metal ruler and a scoring/embossing tool to score the lines for folding. Once you start making rosettes, I have to be honest, it’s so much fun that it’s hard to stop! The scoring board is such a great tool for so many projects, you just might want to grab a 40% off coupon to Michael’s and get one.

This is made up of three different sizes of rosettes and the finished piece is about two feet wide. You need a total of twelve pieces of 12” x 12” scrapbook paper. I mixed up patterns and shades; all of the paper came from Michaels. First, I scored nine pieces of 12” x 12” paper, using the scoring board, at every ½” mark. The scoring makes fan-folding the paper a breeze! It was easier to take a photo with paper for smaller rosettes, but you at get to see the tools and scored paper. The fan folds were gathered together and stapled at the bottom.

Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At

I used clear, tacky glue to glue three pieces of stapled, folded sections together, alternating red, white and blue. Once the three sections of 3 pieces of folded paper were dry, I glued all of the sections together. It’s big and a bit unwieldy; work on a large, flat surface. I used small binder clips to the hold the sections together while the glue dried.

Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At

For the second layer of rosette, I scored two pieces of 12” x 12” paper at 1/2 “intervals. Once each piece of paper was fan-folder, I folded those pieces in half and glued the two pieces together. The third, smallest rosette was made with a 12” x 12” piece of paper cut in half, scored, fan-folded and glued together.

Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At


Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At

Once everything was dry, I used some low-temp, hot glue on the back of the big rosette to glue the center together. The two smaller rosettes were layered on the center of the big rosette and attached with hot glue.

Here’s how I made sure the rosette was stable and easy to hang! I attached the entire rosette to a flat front, 16” Styrofoam wreath form AND did it in a fast way that lets us use the wreath form again! I simply attached the rosette to the Styrofoam wreath using long straight pins. I used nine pins, pushing them into a fold of the paper and into the foam. You totally don’t see the pins and the foam can be used again! I made a hanger by twisting heavy gauge wire and inserting it into the foam, adding some glue to the wire to make certain it held.

Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At

The only thing left was to hang it on the front door! Since this is all paper, make sure you put this on a door that’s covered from the elements. We definitely don’t want our pretty, patriotic door rosette to get all wet.

Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At

I’m totally in love with this big, rosette and think it’s such a fun way to celebrate the 4th! What do you think? I hope you like it as much as I do!

Make this DIY Patriotic Door Rosette and give your front door some big July 4th spirit! At

Do you decorate for July 4th? What do you like to put on your front door for the red, white and blue holiday?

I’m having fun making projects for the 4th and can’t wait to share more with you! Thanks so much for visiting today!

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  1. Very pretty!

  2. I love this! It’s so festive and pretty. I’ll be sharing your pretty & patriotic rosette! Thank you, Cindy. Sharon

  3. So fun and pretty Cindy!!! I might need a scoring board right away. Pinned!

  4. I love how pretty and festive this rosette is! This would definitely brighten up any door and is perfect for showing off those holiday colors :) It’s always so fun to see your crafts Cindy, they are always so creative :) Pinning!

  5. Cindy I love this!!!!! xo P.S. I hope you will share at the hop on Thursday

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    So fun and festive, Cindy! Pinned and shared on G+! Hugs! :)

  7. Love this! I wondered how you were going to hang it and then when I scrolled to the picture showing it attached to the wreath form, I thought to myself, “How smart!”.

    • Paula, thank you so much! I was wondering how to hang it, too, until a saw the Styrofoam ring and inspiration struck! :) Thanks so much for your visit and enjoy your day!

  8. Cindy you come up with the most original and cool ideas (not easy with so many awesome DIY’ers out there). Love your work! Happy Father’s Day Weekend! xo

    • Hi Malia! Thank you for such a sweet and wonderful visit – what a way to start the morning! :) I do love this big rosette and it was fun to make. Thanks for totally making my day! Hope you and your family have a great Father’s Day and weekend, too! xo

  9. Hi, Cindy! I LOVE this! What a perfect decoration for the holiday. Pinned!

    • Hi Blair! You are so kind, thank you so much for the visit and pin! I do love how this turned out and it makes big holiday statement on the door! :)

  10. Too cool! I love this look. A wreath without being a wreath, very awesome and creative.

    • Hi Kristina and Millie! Thank you so much for your sweet visit! I love how this turned out and it’s so easy. Your kind words have made my day! Happy Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Wow! This is beautiful, and seems pretty easy! Thanks for sharing this idea! I’m so glad I found your post through the Link Party Palooza.

    • Hi Anne! Thank you so much for your kind visit! This was really easy and I love festive (and big!) it looks on the front door. So happy to meet you through the party and will be visiting you soon. Have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

  12. I love how this rosette turned out for July 4th! Please come share at our link party going on now.

  13. This is so cute! Pinned! Thanks for being a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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