I love making fabric rosettes! It’s relaxing once you get going. No thinking, just doing!
All you need are strips of fabric and a hot glue gun–yup, that’s it. Follow the steps below.
fabric (solid or printed)
hot glue sticks (the right size for your glue gun)
Styrofoam Tree Forms (cones) in three heights
- Cut, or tear fabric into strips between 1/2″ and 3/4″ wide and let the length be determined by the width of the fabric–the wider and longer the strip of fabric, the larger the rosette!
- It starts with a knot! Tie a knot in one end of your fabric strip, leaving a tail about 2″ long (to help hold on to it).
3. Start to “roll” the fabric around the knot, placing a small dab of hot glue every so often to hold it. I highly recommend that you purchase one of those handy little finger protectors–Hot glue is HOT!
4. Continue loosely twisting the fabric as you are “rolling” it around the knot, hot gluing now and then to hold the fabric in place. It takes a little practice, but before you know it you will get your own rhythm. Keep rolling , twisting and gluing until you reach the size florette that you want.
5. Trim the excess fabric leaving enough fabric to fold over to glue to the back of the flower! I made sizes ranging from about 3″ down to 1″ so they would get smaller as they were applied going up the cone.
6. The next step is to cover the Styrofoam cone forms with fabric. Just cut to size and hot glue the edges to the cone.
7. Decide how you want to layout your rosettes. I started with large rosettes on the bottom, getting smaller as I reached the top of the cones. Apply glue and press and hold the rosette for a few seconds to set, making sure you glue the edges down well.
8. Apply hot glue to the open areas between the rosettes and stuff lightly with moss–its a little messy but adds a nice rich color green.
Once you have finished applying the rosettes and moss its time to decorate your trees!
I had some little birds and nests and some eggs, so I decided where I wanted them and glued them in place.
Rosette Trees, Yarn Eggs in a cloche (click here) and a cute little watering can!
This tablescape is ready for Spring–whenever it gets here!
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