Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Little rosettes

Life has been busy around the Davids' household! I think summer goes by way too fast, but there is still more fun to come. We had a very relaxing 4th of July and my husband was able to take the girls fly fishing! I, on the other hand enjoyed chatting on the banks of the creek with a friend. I have been thinking about this tutorial for a while. I love these little guys and tend to be able put them everywhere!!! These are the rosettes that I glued onto the sign I made here. There are plenty of tutorials on the web for these. I have only taught how to make these in person, so I thought I would take up the challenge and try to document how to create these!

I love these because it gives me something to make with my scraps of fabric. First cut about a 2" wide strip of fabric that is at least 18" long. I like to make my strips fairly long as they can always be cut down.

Here is my strip, please disregard the fruit snacks and naked baby doll on the counter, that is how I get things done, ha!

I then fold the strip in half and begin rolling from one edge

I then roll tightly for 5 or 6 times so I end up with something looking like this...

This is the center of the rose. I then take the roll in between my fingers and begin to twist the remaining fabric around the tight center I have already created.

This is how you twist the fabric and it doesn't matter if some of the frayed edges show.

This is how I hold my rosette, the longer center stem in between my two fingers and twisting the fabric around the center by creating a flat surface with my hand and twisting it on top.

After you have twisted the fabric enough you should end up with something like this looking from the back. I then put hot glue on the back of the rose and fold over the remaining fabric to hold the twist together. I then turn it over and hot glue any spots that seem to be loose.

This is the back after it is glued...

This is the front. I then take my scissors and cut off the excess fabric and it is done! You can put these anywhere. I had been meaning to make some headbands for my daughters, so that is how I used these!

On a headband...

My daughter posing so graciously with her headband on...and

My little helper! He has been a great little guys and just hangs out and watches me do all I need to while he enjoys the scenery.

Hope this was helpful, here is a link to a video tutorial of how to make the rosette which might be a bit easier to follow! Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. I love it!!! I'm going to try to make these with my girls and turn them into little clips. You could really try to challenge yourself and make a Spanish version ;)


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