One of the great things about my family is that they all know how much I love photographs. Well, my dad came up with the best Christmas present this year when he pre-paid my friend at Nakalan McKay Photography, and told us to do a fun family photoshoot in the spring. Well, the spring is here and I’ve been planning for a few weeks now so that I have no regrets with this shoot. Outfits figured out. Props planned. Hair cut. But something was missing. Baby girl needed a special little headband made by mommy to finish her off…because honestly, who’s going to be looking at daddy and me anyway. She’s the cute one!
So here’s how to make your own DIY fabric rosettes! Super simple and adorable.
I had seen how to make fabric rosettes on Pinterest before and knew this was the project for our monthly Pinterest challenge. They are super easy to make and I now have fabric rosettes coming out my ears! So with that, here’s the easy way to make your own fabric rosettes that work great for headbands, wreaths, journal covers, really anything.
I made a short video to give you the quick rundown. See the detailed steps below and let me know if you have any questions.
And here’s all the detailed steps. I’ve learned it really just takes practice. Now I can whip out a rosette in about a minute. So if anyone needs some fabric rosettes, you just let me know!
1. Start with a strip of fabric about 1.5″ by 2′. For larger flowers, do 3″ wide and longer. You can always cut off what you don’t use.
2. Fold the fabric in half and keep it folded in half.
3. Roll the fabric to make your center rosebud.
4. Using your hot glue gun, do a small dot of glue to hold the bud in place.
5. Now comes the flower part. Holding your fabric tight and still folded in half, twist your fabric and turn. Continue doing this until the flower is the size you want. Experiment. This will take a few tries to get the hang of it down but I promise you, it’s super easy and very forgiving!
If you find the fabric is getting too loose, put a dot of hot glue to help hold it together.
Just a little tip, use the end of a pencil to push the fabric together while the glue dries rather than your finger. That’s coming from someone who ended up with 3 blisters last week while making flowers until I learned better.
6. Once your flower is the right size, do another dot of hot glue on the side to hold it in place.
7. Then twist it underneath the fabric and glue it down. Trim the excess fabric.
8. Next take your felt and cut a circle smaller than the size of your rose. Glue the fabric rosette to the felt and you’re done!
If you’re looking to make a headband, you can pick up some colored elastic at your local fabric store. I love how ours turned out and am excited to see how our whole family photoshoot comes together!
Don’t forget to check out everyone else’s amazing projects for this month’s challenge. You can find them all here.