July 19, 2012

Felt Flower Rosette

I will be the first to admit that I am not up on the trends. I know felt flowers have been popular for awhile, and may have even had their 15 minutes already, but I just love them and finally found some awesome felt to start creating with. Check out these beautiful colors!

The best part about felt is that it is a very forgiving material. You don't have to be precise and it still looks great! That's my kind of project.

I thought I'd put together a quick rosette tutorial, as this is probably the simplest flower to create and has a great end result.


(look below for directions for your rosette)
1.  These are all the materials you need! Felt, scissors and a hot glue gun!
2.  Cut a circle out of your felt.   No need to be perfect. The bigger the circle, the bigger the rosette. Then begin on the outside of your circle and cut a spiral inwards to the center. Experiment with how thick and thin you like your spiral, and you can even scallop as you go to create a more petal-ed look.
3.  After cutting you should have one long spiral piece. To create your rosette take your end (not the center) and start rolling along the spiral. It won't be long before you start to see your rosette begin to form.
4.  When you get to the end you'll have a little flap left over which will be perfect for some hot glue. Apply hot glue to your flap and the inside of your rosette to hold it together. Fluff your flower to what fits your fancy!
Now you might wonder what to do with it. I've seen people make headbands, belts, rings, and hair clips out of them. Below is a sweet little rosette I attached to a clip that will be perfect for any little girl.












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3 comments:

  1. Thanks Laura -- I've been looking for the perfect flowers to make for a project I'm working on and found your tutorial very helpful. Thanks so much! :)
    Tracy

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  2. I have always wondered how to make those for headbands and other emebelishments! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 20, 2012. Thanks again.

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