Monday, May 31, 2010

Flat Folded Rosettes & A Lamp Shade

Happy Memorial Day!  I'm back with my second of three tutorials on fabric flowers.  These will be the folded rosettes I used on my wreath.

Here we go!

I started by cutting a 3" strip of fabric.  I used a blue linen from Hobby Lobby for these and I love the thickness of it.

I cut that strip in half which gave me two 3" strips.  This will be enough for 2 rosettes.

I ironed one of my strips in half.

After ironing it in half I opened it up and ironed each side to the center line... Just like bias tape.

And the other side...

Now I folded the strip in half to form my tape.

I ironed that down to hold everything in place.

Next, you will need a piece of felt as your backing.  I just used some extra cream felt I had.

I started by rolling one end of my fabric two times like this.

I put a large dab of hot glue on my felt and pressed the roll down until it was dry.

Now it's time to roll and fold.  I will do my best to explain this... It's super easy!

I just wrapped a little bit of the fabric around the roll I had already glued down and then fold the fabric down and to the outside of the center roll.  I dabbed some hot glue behind it to hold everything in place. 

Then you literally just repeat this step over and over.  There is no science to the spacing.  I just eyeballed it and I would add a fold as I thought it looked best.

Every time I folded I would add a dab of hot glue under it to hold it in place.

Just remember... The top of your fabric piece will go out and down with every fold.

The flatter you glue it down the wider and more open your rosette will be.

Once you have come to the end of your fabric strip leave about an inch or so and cut your felt around the bottom of the rosette.  Wrap the extra piece to the back and hot glue it like this.

Here they are finished but missing a little something...

Some cute buttons I hot glued to finish them off...

How easy was that??  Want to see where I put mine??  Remember my lamp shade makeover a while back?  Well, I thought it was looking a bit naked.

Ooh... I love these! I could put them everywhere... And I probably will :)

Thanks so much for stopping by guys!! Let me know if you have any questions and have a great week!!

Don't forget I Made it Without My Hubby is coming up on the 7th.  We have a super fun giveaway for the winner so get those crafts and projects ready ladies!!


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Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Those are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Whitney! Oh, your roses are so pretty and I love how they've dressed up your lampshade.
I've been making fabric roses too, a little differently than yours and put them on a wreath and that's my post today! We should get together! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful shade with those fabulous flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

These roses are so pretty and they really don't look that hard. Your lampshade is so pretty. Love & blessings from NC!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

How easy and pretty! Thanks for sharing - I think they look great on your lamp.
And can I just say I love the blog re-do. Makes me smile every time I check in with you guys. :)

1 Funky Woman said...

This is so darling, I love the color combination!

paperscissors said...

if it wasn't that you had to iron the material flat, i might give this a try but if my spouse should see that we own an iron, he might be expecting ironed shirts! lol!!! your lampshade is divine!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Unknown said...

Beautiful roses and that lamp shade is to die for. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Whitney I love it! It seems like something I can actually do too... since my craft level is pretty remedial right now. Thanks for the tutorial!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Thanks for the tut! That is a fabulous lamp redo! Lovin' those little rosettes!

Unknown said...

absolutely adorable and beautiful! I am soooo NOT crafty but I always read your posts then send on to my very crafty daughter-in-law. She loves your craftiness as well! lol!

Katie Olthoff said...

Those are so gorgeous! Love the white one, too!

Chez Zizi said...

OMG I totally love them! Thanks for the tutorial.

Life in Rehab said...

I've seen this rosette all over the web, but this is the first time I've wanted to try it! GREAT tutorial, and these look so tailored.

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

ahhh i love these!! i have to go find some fabric and do these myself!! what about the bigger cream flower on the lampshade?! i like that one too!!

shalymere said...

Creative idea of yours. You just made your lampshade a perfect one.

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