Every once in a while, the craft bug bites me.
It usually strikes around holidays, like I don’t have enough things to do already. This is one craft that I use a lot for all kinds of different projects. These little rolled fabric rosettes are so versatile and fun, and can be made into so many different things. I like them because they are a great way to use up old fabric scraps that I have hanging around. Today I made a Fall/Halloween version of it and crafted it into a pumpkin, but really your imagination is the only thing holding you back from creating all kinds of fun embellishments with these simple rolled fabric rosettes. An apple for the first day of school would be super cute! I’ve even glued them onto hard inexpensive headbands and given them as gifts to little girls.
Below is an easy tutorial to show you how to do the basic rosette. Get those creative juices flowing and come up with your own creations. You’ll be a rolled fabric rosette addict before you know it!
Pumpkin Rolled Fabric Rosette Tutorial
1. Gather your supplies. A long 1.5 x 24 inch strip of fabric, a 2.5 inch wide coordinating felt circle, and a glue gun. For this particular rosette, I used an old orange t-shirt of mine.
2. Fold your fabric strip in half.
3. Put a glob of glue in the center of the felt circle and adhere the folded fabric strip.
4. Begin folding the fabric toward the center of the circle.
5. Continue folding in a circular pattern, and hot gluing as you go to secure the rosette.
6. Continue until you have reached your desired size of rosette. Trim excess felt if there is any showing.
7. Secure the end of the fabric by gluing it to the back of the felt piece.
8. If desired cut a two inch piece of ribbon to make the stem.
9. On the back side, hot glue one end and then fold over and hot glue again to create a loop.
Voila! You are finished! Look at you, being all crafty!
You can also easily make a spider variation, using black fabric. For this little cutie, I just glued some googley eyes on and glued black ribbon onto the back for legs. Easy peasy.
Now there are about a million and a half ways to use your little rolled fabric rosette pumpkins.
You can adhere them to a big bow for an extra festive touch.
You can add them to a frame for a fun embellishment. This frame was an old frame that I wrapped in brown yarn to give it some texture.
You can attach it to a small frame in front of some burlap for some easy DIY art. This frame is on my mantle.
You could pin or tack it to a little sweater for an easy interchangeable festive piece.
And last but not least, my personal favorite. You could attach it to a headband for a simple and sweet hair accessory. For the headband, I simply cut off the bottom of the old shirt I used. Then I tied it in a knot for a simple and up-cycled headband.
This post is the last addition to our 31 Days of Homemade Halloween! It’s been such a fun month and I hope you enjoyed some fresh new fun ideas, crafts, and recipes that we’ve shared with you.
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