After getting email after email about my rosettes from THIS wreath, I decided that this tutorial was a long time coming:
Here is what I use to do my rosettes:
Strips of fabric ranging from 2-5 inches wide and 20-36 inches long (both of these depend how thick and big you want your rosette!
felt circles (I like using smaller 3/4"-1" circles)
That is all you need. Let 's get started.
1-Knot up one end of each of your strips. 2-glue it to the center of your felt circle 3-place a strip of hot glue at the bottom of the felt, but next to the fabric. 4-wrap fabric over the glue and press your finger gently on the glue to make sure it sticks. As you press the strip to the glue, simply twist the fabric over one time. (a lot of rolled flower tutorials have you twist and twist as you glue, but I like the fuller, more layered look on the flowers, so I simply twist the fabric one time each time I glue. Play with it and see which you like better.
5-This shows the twist a little better. 6-THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IMAGE TO SHOW MY STYLE OF ROSETTE. Why, you ask? Simply so you can see how I hold and manipulate my strip. Each side of the strip is folded into the center so it is wide and thin..versus the usual thick and round strip from twisting over and over. 7- after you put some glue down..take your strip and pull it around the flower, then remember your simple fold over..then glue..strip around the flower and twist over...over and over.. 8-You can make all of the twists at the same place or stagger them for a more layered look
9-This shows the correct placing of the hot glue..you don't want it too high or it will squirt through the top and you will have a goopy mess..or worse..see glue on top!:) 10-And here is your finished rosette. This one I lined the twists up. 11- White rosette I staggered the twists more.. 12- Just wanted to show you that you don't just have to use large pieces of fabric..here is a shirt cut up..see the snap!:)
Keep going and you will soon have:
I promise, the more you practice the faster you get. I rolled all 22 of these rosettes in just over one hour! Can't wait to show you what I am doing with them.:)
and to end on a fun note..so excited to be going here this weekend: