For Christmas photos this year I made a paper rosette backdrop.
It took a lot of red and green paper, folding, glue dots, and Christmas music. You don’t have to be exact, experiment with a few to see which folds you like the most. You can mix it up, make a few small with letter size paper, and the larger rosettes using 11×17 sheets.
You can download the full instructions how to make the rosettes as a pdf at papersource: