I found that the chipboard circles with the magnetic circles was too thick and created more space between the rosettes than I wanted. If I make another tree, I will use cereal box cardboard covered with the magnetic circle and not actual chipboard. I don't think the magnetic circles on their own will be sturdy enough to hold the rosettes together.
Here is a list of the sizes of the paper I used to cut the rosettes. Each rosette was manually scored on a Martha Stewart Scoring board every 1/2" except for the smallest one*
3 strips cut at 3.5" wide x 12" long
3 strips cut at 3.25" wide x 12" long
3 strips cut at 3" wide x 12" long
(3) cut at 2.75" x 12"
(3) cut at 2.5" x 12"
(3) cut at 2.25" x 12"
2 strips cut at 2 x 12
2 strips cut at 1.75 x 12
2 strips cut at 1.5 x 12
2 strips cut at 1.25 x 12
2 strips cut at 1" x 12"
* 1 strip cut at 1/2" wide by 12" and scored every 1/4" (as opposed to scoring all the others at 1/2" intervals).
Or for the top rosette, you can use the Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Paper Rosettes die (2 sizes, use the smaller of the two). This die made it a lot easier to make a rosette that is so small.
To make the rosettes, adhere the strips together, making sure you glue a "mountain side" with a "valley side" in order to prevent adding bulk to the rosette. When using 3 strips, the last scored 1/2" will have to be cut off in order to end up with a mountain matching a valley.
There are several YouTube videos that show you how to assemble the rosette. Basically once you have the ends secured together so a loop forms, press the loop down and adhere a circle to both sides with hot glue.
Since the rosettes are so big (the biggest strip used is 3.5" wide x 12 (x3) which makes a 7" diameter rosette), I used cardboard to hold the rosette together. Paper is too flimsy and the rosette wants to pop up.
When gluing on the center circle, push the rosette edges inward so the center circle is tight and as small as possible.
Cover the center circle with a magnetic circle if you want the tree to be able to be taken apart for mailing. Otherwise, you can glue the rosettes together one at a time when stacking them and don't use the magnetic sheets.
If you want a skinnier tree, omit the largest rosettes that are at the bottom. You can alter the size of the rosette just by changing the center size of the circle when gluing the rosette together. Leaving a bigger center circle will make a larger rosette.
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