|You will need to cut and fold 8 paper
squares to make this rosette.
Print your pages on thin, yet
Cut out your little squares carefully and
fold diagonal and in half in both directions.
Fold sharp crisp lines.
|Using your fold lines, fold two of the
'across' folds back in towards the
center of the unprinted inside.
|What you will now have is a little triangle.
Fold one of the outer tips of the side that
you want to be the front of the rosette
behind and up to the tip of the
|So now you have a flat triangle with
an additional fold on top where you
tucked the top-side tips up and under.
I find it helpful to put a drop of glue on
the unprinted inside of the big triangle
to hold it flat.
|You are going to take these
separate folded triangles and tuck
them one at a time under
each other snuggly.
|As you tuck one after another, you
will find that it forms a circle. Try to
keep it tight towards the center.
I used heavy paper here so
I was not able to get it as tight as
I'd have liked--live and learn !
|The rosette is almost finished.
the last triangle making sure
to follow the direction of overlapping flaps.
You will want to put a drop of glue
under each flap to hold everything in place.
|The finished teabag folded rosette.
I chose to use the brighter side of the paper square
for the top, but you could doit in
reverse and have a more pastel look.
||Even the reverse side of
the rosette is pretty.
There are many more folds possible,
and this is just one possibility.
Teabag folding has unlimited uses
in scrapbooks & on greeting cards.
You can even use the finished pieces for
Christmas ornaments or package