These little fabric flowers have been popping up all over Pinterest and DIY blogs of late, no doubt for their simplicity and versatility.
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:
The fabric rosette requires very few supplies.
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.
The knot can be loose, as it forms the center of your rosette.
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.
Just a small dab of hot glue will hold your end securely under the knot.
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.
Twist the fabric into one long strand.
Step 4: Begin to wrap your fabric around the center knot, gluing as you go.
It's OK if your fabric comes unwound, as seen above. Just twist it as you wrap, 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.
Tuck the end of the fabric under the rosette and glue in place.
Step 6: Glue your 2″ circle to the bottom of the rosette, finishing it off.
The fabric circle finishes off the underside of your rosette.
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.
Voila - the simple finished product is an adorable rosette you can use in a number of creative ways.
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.