August 28, 2011

DIY Rosettes

After some interest I thought I would post a how-to post on making rosettes. I am obsessed with them and I feel like I could use them on almost everything I make. They are SO easy to make, somewhat tedious, but I have been making a ton since I have been on couch rest so that I will have a pretty good stock!

Two disclaimers before we start.
1. Yes, my finger nails have paint on them, I spray painted this day and I couldn't get it off...
2. I had to do two different ones because I forget pictures of some steps so that's why the fabric is different!



What you need
Scraps of fabric cut into strips
hot glue gun
patience (ha) or a good tv show

Start with a piece of fabric about an inch to an inch and a half in width. There is no reason to be exact here, but I have found that this width seems to make them look the best. The length of your fabric will vary depending on the size of rosettes that you want. The longer the strip, the bigger the rosette.

And no you DONT have to iron it!

Tie a knot as close as you can to the end of the strip of fabric.

Glue the end "flap" down to the actual knot.


Start twisting the fabric in one hand, in the other put some glue on the knot.

Place twisted fabric on glued section of the knot.

Twist and continue.

You can do this as tightly or loosely as you want, it will change the look of the rosette and I like some variety! Make sure and try to keep the patterned side of the fabric facing the outside, unless you like the look of the inside too.

When you get to the end, I take a look at both sides and determine which side I want to be the back and front, some times they look about the same and other times one side looks a lot better... then glue the very end after you can't twist anymore to the back side of the rosette.



Let them sit for a few minutes until the glue is dry... and voila, you have made yourself a rosette!


Try not to get discouraged. The first few that I did weren't that great, but with some practice and patience you will get it down in no time!

Now for some examples of how to use them:

Dish Towels
Menu Board

Baby wipes cases that I have made

Please post in the comments if you try to make them and make something pretty! I'd love to hear about it and get some new ideas!!

5 comments:

  1. love your rosettes and the other stuff to, i'll give it a try

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  2. You just made my day thanks for the lesson! I think I will try it tonight :)y

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  3. Very cute!

    Feel free to link up to my new Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    -Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  4. I am trying to figure out this iPad stuff. Thought you might like these blogs I have enjoyed - tasty kitchen and pioneer woman. Congratulations to Bryan and hugs to Hudson if you can catch him! Have a wonderful birthday and good luck with the pt.

    Aunt Sue

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  5. Jenna, one idea I had is making the three year planners... The small ones, and covering them in someone's favorite colors, etc. adding the rosettes or whatever. Then actually if you made for family (thinking especially of your aunts,) fill them out with every birthday or special occasions of that particular family,and presto a great Christmas gift.??? Love ya, Gma

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