Friday, December 11, 2009

How To Make Rosettes

After making that Christmas Party Dress and adding that rosette at the end i was suprised at how easy it was and started thinking of all the possiblities for cute rosettes: headbands, necklaces, hats, scarfs. . . so i will show you how i made the rosette and you can decide what you want to dress up with it.

I made my original by sewing, but i tried it with a hot glue gun and that was faster, so that is how i will show you.

WHAT YOU NEED:                          

1 strip of fabric ironed into thirds, making the width less than 1 inch (you can choose your own length)
1 Hot Glue Gun


I glued as i went, rolling the first part evenly and tight, then after rolling that a few times i started pinching the fabric as i went so it wasn't so neat looking in the end.  When you get to the end of the fabric tuck it under the bottom and secure it with glue.  Make sure you are liberal with the glue (not so libral that you have it oozing out. . . that won't be pretty)  just enough that it stays secure.   The width and length will determine how large and how far your rosettes will stick out in the end, so keep that in mind.  The one i did in the picture is 1 inch width, and i would not do it larger than that, i would say half inch or less would be perfect to lay nice and flat on accessories like hairclips and necklaces.  That is it. . . you just sew or glue it to a plain accessory.  I was thinking it would be cute to dress up some of those one size fits all Walmart gloves that you buy in packs for a couple of bucks.  A few tiny ones on the wrist.  I my kids teachers will be getting some beaded necklaces with these on them. . . here are some things i have done with them.  Have fun! 

1 comment:

Matt and Adge said...

so cute! i love those. and i LOVE that necklace, too. i wish i was one of your kids' teachers :).