Hello everyone! My name is Melissa and I blog over at The Happier Homemaker sharing lots of DIY Crafts and Decor. I’m so excited to be here at Ask Anna today while Anna is enjoying a much-deserved vacation. Today I’d like to share with you a fast and simple tutorial for how to make fabric rosettes.
The supplies are simple: a hot glue gun and fabric scraps. Here I have used the end of a remnant 44″ long cut to about 1-2 inches wide. This is not an exact science, feel free to experiment with different lengths and widths of fabric to change the final dimensions of your rosettes.
Okay, lets get to work!
1. Find the end of your fabric and fold in half with your pattern on the outside. (Please excuse my horrible hangnails-I’m a nail-biter!)
2. Begin rolling your fabric tightly to form the center of your rosette.
3. After the rosette center is the size you want (I rolled mine about four times around) start forming your petals by folding the fabric down at a 90 degree angle.
4. Twist the tail of fabric as you wrap it until it is again parallel with the floor. Secure with a dot of hot glue.
5. Continue to fold and twist securing every few petals with hot glue as needed.
6. Stop twisting when you have about 1-2″ of fabric left at the end.
7. Fold the tail of fabric over and glue secure to the base of your rosette. I like to use a bit of glue here to ensure it does not unravel. Don’t worry about the strings from the fabric edges-it adds to the appeal of these little rosettes.
That’s it! You’re all done! Once you get the hang of it these are super easy and fast to make. These look great on necklaces, headbands, and so much more. I used these particular rosettes on my recent burlap monogram wreath.
Thanks again Anna for letting me stop by and guest post! I hope you all enjoyed this fast and frugal tutorial. If you’d like to see more of my projects please visit me over at The Happier Homemaker.