As I’ve become a more frequent Pinterest browser, these sweet little fabric rosettes have caught my attention. I’ve seen them used to accent T-shirts, headbands, picture frames, jewelry and a myriad of other things where they add just the right touch of whimsy.
After I had a new baby girl a couple months ago, I resolved to learn how to make these fabulous florals so I can make her adorable little headbands like I’ve seen on Pinterest. To my surprise, they were super simple, and it didn’t take long to get the hang of them. If you’ve never tried your hand at this rosy DIY, here’s how you can get started.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
A strip of fabric 25″ by 3″ for each rose
A circle of fabric about 2″ in diameter for the backing
A glue gun
Step 1: Fold your strip of fabric in half so that it measures 25″ by 1.5″ and tie a knot near the end of the strip.
Step 2: Put a dab of hot glue under your knot and tuck the end of the fabric under your knot. Secure it with the hot glue.
Step 3: Twist the rest of the strip so that it’s fully twisted but not super tight. This is what you will wrap around to create the petals.
Step 4: Begin to wrap your fabric around the center knot, gluing as you go.
Step 5: Once you’ve wrapped and glued almost your entire strip, tuck the very end beneath the rosette and glue it in place.
Step 6: Glue your 2″ circle to the bottom of the rosette, finishing it off.
Finished Product: Now you have a lovely little rosette that you can use to embellish any number of things. Check out our Pinterest board for creative ways to use these flowers.
Group rosettes together for a fun look, and then experiment with colors and types of fabrics to get exactly the embellishment you need for your next project.