9.11.2009

frayed rosettes

see i'm not totally worthless... frayed rosettes tutorial-

supplies needed-
-fabric,you can use basically anything silk, cotton, jersey i prefer to use the cheap cotton broadcloth, it's cheap ( like $2 a yard) frays really easy and comes in lots of cute colors. trust me the cheaper fabric is better for these little pretties. This is also a great way to use up your scraps!
-hot glue gun and sticks ( i use a little tiny one because it is easier)
-scissors
take you fabric and lay it out so that that selvage edge is facing you. snip into fabric a bit to get it started.
take your fabric and start ripping, i prefer to rip because the edges fray up perfectly.
rip until you get a big pile of fabric. then take your fingers and run them all the way down the sides of your strips to fray them up more. vary the length and width to make it interesting.
take your strip and fold it in half, tie a knot right smack in the middle. try to make the knot lay as flat as you can. see how you have a knot with two long ends?
now start twisting the two ends together and then start twisting that into a circle. get your glue gun and dab away. be careful not to get globs of glue on the front side ( like i did). it helps to apply glue closer to the back of the flower
keep on twisting around and around. i try to vary it from a really tight twist to a looser twist so that it looks better. you can kind of go up and over in some areas for visual interest too.

keep going until you have about a half in of fabric left. dab some glue on the back and twist it around so that the end is tucked away nice and tidy like.

make buttloads more while your kids sleep because it's fun, easy and fast and doesn't require you to move much when all you want to do is take a little break. you can even watch days of our lives if you so choose.

can you guess what these are going to be? a little hint at another tutorial perhaps... any questions???

49 comments:

Jess said...

So pretty! Now I need to go make me a rosette headband!

che carina! said...

thank you ever so much..i can't tell you how long i've been looking for a rolled fabric rosette tutorial..now i can go make some gorgeous necklaces and headbands..i found you today through one pretty thing

Enchantresses Three said...

Oh my goodness!!! Thank you so much! They are just beautiful! I will be trying this asap!
Hugs,
Sariah

Nicole said...

Your roses are so cute. A necklace maybe??? I girl at church had on a necklace that looked like it was made out of rosettes. Your yard is gorgeous, I'm jealous of your pergola!

Megan said...

Cute, cute, patute. Kem was showing me your trickeries the other day. It's on my list by list is getting way toooooo long. Time to edit it!

ArizonaLewis said...

ah. mazing.
i love a crafty woman.
and a good grilled cheese sandwich. and reruns of room raiders when they break out the black light.

cute roses.

HelloKitty said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

You said "buttloads". Hardy, har, har. :)

Anna said...

this is emily's friend anna... we haven't ever met so this is probably weird to you.

i love all your crafts! emily talks about you all the time... you are very talented!

Glitterkid said...

Soooo pretty! I'm going to make some tomorrow!

And I'm loving the word 'buttloads' too!

Della said...

Has anyone ever told you how amazing you are?!? You have fulfilled my life's goal- to make rosettes. Ahh! You are totally and completely my new favorite blogger. :)

Emma! said...

Wow this is so sweet! I was trying to make roses on my own and they just looked ridiculous. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Deborah Raymond said...

Thank you for sharing this. They are cute and look simple to make. I have all sorts of ideas of things I could use these for!

Jill said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I loooooove what I see! You are such a girl after my own heart-crafting while watching Days! I can't wait to look around some more!!
-Jill

Anna said...

I love this... Thanks!!!

Ramona Burke said...

so cute! i've made these with ribbon, but not frayed fabric... have you tried sewing them? i'm thinking with thread they might be more easily washable... or is glue gun glue washing machine safe?

Lynnae said...

Those are awesome. Thank you for the permission to watch Days. I haven't seen it in years.

Jessica said...

I think you need to make me some and send them to me! I need some red, navy blue, brown, torquiose (dont know how to spell it) orange. Pretty much all the fall colors you can think of. Thanks much!!

erika said...

do you start twisting from the knot or twist TO the knot? Does that make sense?

the mama monster said...

erika- you start twisting from the knot. does that help???

Katie said...

I love this! I want to make a buttload of these myself and stick them all over the house. I'm totally a fan of crafts you can do while sitting on your, uh, buttload.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh my...these are flippin freakin fantastic!!! Thank you for the how to. I want to cover my whole house in these gorgeous rosettes.

~Amanda

Marci Wallace said...

THANK YOU so much for this post! I have been searching all night for a tutorial on how to make these! Yours look AMAZING! I'm so excited to make a whole bunch tomorrow! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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Mathilda said...

thanks for sharing - love them!

Susan C said...

I didn't realize this was YOUR blog! I'm so excited to try these roses, thanks for showing them to me!! Heather says you are FAMOUS...I'm so proud to know you!

Epp said...

Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. Your rosettes are gorgeous! Must. Try. Someday. :)

Greetings from rainy Frankfurt am Main, Germany,
Epp

Beth said...

this is SO cute! I saw thsi on sms, and I think I will have to make soem to add to the toes of mary janes! thank you!

hipchic~cynde said...

I love these, they are so fantastic! i will be tying this
for sure, thanks fot the tute.

Jen said...

I love these, they would make a perfect addition to my yo yo's.

Thanks for sharing!

mindy said...

i'm just a fellow blogger. and i've been searching for a rosette tutorial & yours is the BEST one i've found. and simplest way to make them. (some people have some complicated rosettes!)
just made one and i'm SO excited. put it on a polka dot ribbon for a headwrap!:)

just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!
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mindylouriggs.blogspot.com

Red Fermata said...

thi is so cute!

Missie Krissie said...

Hiya! I made some of these flowers and posted a link to your tutorial. They were so fun, I'll be making more soon I think!
http://missiekrissie.blogspot.com/2010/04/blooming-fun.html

erin said...

I totally made one of these last weekend... a small one for my hair and it turned out great. I love it and my little girl liked it too. She wants one now. Thanks!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

How pretty! I love all your reader tips for other ideas...I'm working on a flower-themed craft-o-rama and I would love to share!

Cole said...

Thanks for sharing this. I was just thinking about how I would love to know how to make these. lovely blog.
nicole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

Rhianna said...

Thank you for this tutorial! I'm going to be whipping out rosettes left and right! :)

Kayla said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I just made one! It took no time at all and was a lot of fun! Thanks!

Amy said...

I love these! Thanks for showing us how, I can't wait for my kids to go sleep and give them a try!

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Alison said...

I can’t tell you how much I adore this! Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorial!! I featured this tutorial today on my blog with a roundup of flower tutorials. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/07/wednesdays-wowzers-3-dozen-plus-four.html

Thank you so much for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!

~Alison

Crystelle Boutique said...

Very cute! Nice job!

by Jelena said...

The flowers look great! I'm sure I'm going to make some soon!
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Danielle said...

I bookmarked this a while back and finally got around to making some flowers. I blogged about it (and linked back to your great tutorial) check it out if you have time http://mostlyfoodandcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-made-fabric-flowers-too.html

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zhing said...

thanks for the tutorial! :) i made some rolled rosettes using your tutorial today as part of my cushion challenge!

thanks again! :)

xx,
littleprojectsinstyle.blogspot.com

LauraStarBene said...

Nice post! Thanks for sharing!

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