For those having a garden party, try hanging a few of these from trees or gazebos.
You will need
Sheets of A1 paper in red, white ✽ and blue Scissors Crepe paper ✽ ✽ (optional) Wire Stapler Glue ✽ ✽ ✽ Ribbon ✽
❶ Decide on your colour scheme and where you want each colour. The width of a whole sheet of A1 paper will form the background rosette ring, with different coloured rings added to build the design.
❷ Lay two sheets of the A1 paper, one over the top of the other, and fold them concertina style. To do this, fold the papers back and forward in roughly 6cm widths, creating crisp folds.
❸ Once both papers are fully folded, separate them, refold them individually and cut to create rounded edges. Cut one of the pieces of paper about 10cm shorter either side so it has space around it when forming the middle rosette ring.
❹ Combine them once again and place them exactly in their folds, making sure the centre piece is in the middle.
❺ To add the crepe paper (if using), cut a length about half the width of the A1 background sheet. Place this centrally, following the folds of the paper and working your way from one end to the other using your fingers to place in the creases. Cut away any extra length.
❻ When all the papers are lined up, fold the fan in half to find the central point. Unfold and wrap the wire around the central point in a loop, securing tightly. Unfold your rosette and secure each end by stapling.
❼ From the extra paper, cut out a circle and glue to the centre of the rosette. Use the wire to attach a ribbon and hang at your desired location.
Jazz these up by using patterned wrapping paper instead of plain.