Monday, April 12, 2010

Tattered Muslin Rosettes...

I have to admit I love the flower craze that is going on right now. Fabric flowers are adorable on headbands, pillows, totes and clothing. I would hot glue one right in the middle of my forehead if I thought I could get away with it. They make everything look better!

Today I decided to make another version of these beautiful fabric flowers. This time I decided to use muslin, because I'm going to be adding them to a muslin pillow I'm dreaming up. I've seen several tutorials on how to make these rolled flowers, but the one I used is found here at "Everyday Chaos." (Thank you, Bridget, for an awesome tutorial.)

Here's the process...

You'll need:
1 to 2 inch wide by 44" long piece of fabric
hot glue gun
scissors

Fold your strip of fabric in half lengthwise and tie a knot in the end...

Keep the fabric folded in half and roll it around the knot several time to make the center of your rose. Apply a dot of hot glue to your fabric when the "center" is to your liking...

Then you can start giving the fabric a twist to make the "petals." Try to rotate the twists as you go around the rose so they are not always in the same spots and the "petals" are off centered. I added a dot of glue to the outside edge each time I made a twist...

When you reach the end of your fabric, simply bring the end to the underside of the flower and glue...

I made three of these in no time at all. So easy and no sewing involved! I can't wait to attach them to a pillow! By the way these flowers cost from 8 cents (for the 1" strip) to 16 cents each (for the 2" strip). That is if you bought your muslin for $2.99 -- like I did. Not bad at all.

I hope things are beginning to bloom
at your house too!


Update: Go here to check out the pillow I made.

Linking to:
Tattered Muslin Rosettes @ Craftaholic
Friday Fun Finds @ kojo designs
Our Favorite Thingz @ All Thingz Related
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Reinvented
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land

17 comments:

MiaKatia said...

I love the flower craze too! I am going to have to try this.

Nedra said...

I have been wanting to make some rosettes. Thanks for the tutorial to get me started.

One Cheap B*tch said...

So pretty! Now this I definitely want to try! Thanks for sharing the DIY!

Jeanine

Red Door Home said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I am a happy follower of the flower craze. Makes everything prettier.

{All Thingz Related} said...

I love your tattered rosettes! They turned out great! I agree, flowers make everything look better! Thanks for sharing @ our Anything Related party!
~Rebekah

Tolentreasures said...

Another great flower! Can't wait to try this one also! Thanks for posting the directions!

Cathy

Room to Inspire said...

I am diggin' the flower craze as well! I just made a few with burlap the other day - I will have to give the muslin a try, yours look great.

Chelsea

Heidi said...

Cute! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to try making a few of these!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

I' too, am on the fabric flower bandwagon. They are so adorable a nd addicting to make! Yours are very pretty and cheerful!

Laura said...

I love these. I haven't seen them done with muslin. I have beeb making fabric flowers like crazy, too.

I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party starting on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Thanks for the details on how to make these cute roses. I had made them years ago but forgot how I did it.
Thanks for sharing.

Bella said...

I am crazy for these muslin roses... they are gorgeous! I am gonna have to try this!
Bella

Ksenia said...

Amazing! Adore them! Thanks for sharing!

kirstin & jordan said...

I love these! And I got a great deal on muslin this week... perfect! :)
We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up.

Janette Wright said...

This is how I made them in the 80's...oh, my, showing my age, and so glad to see them again...I am going to try one for my new shams on my bed...thanks and enjoyed your blog.
Janette

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

Carmen said...

Just yesterday I was about to throw away some old pair of ripped pants but I couldn't because I knew I could make something pretty out of them. Thank you!