I've been wanting to create some of the unique rosettes I've been seeing around blogland for awhile now. I created several different styles to tuck into my best friend's 30th birthday gift. I gathered bits of felt, tulle, organza & muslin, and some beads I had on hand from jewelry I've made, and started playing.
I was really happy with how they turned out and they were so fun to make. They are the perfect project to work on while I catch up on some of my favorite TV shows.
I used a needle and thread to layer on the petals and just arranged and fluffed as I went. I backed each rosette with a coordinating piece of felt, and then hot glued flat-backed pins or alligator clips to the back. They are such cute additions to a shirt, jacket, bag or headband and can be removed for washing. The alligator clips tuck into a ponytail or beside a barrette for a fun hair accessory.
I kept the colors pretty neutral in making these gift pins so that they could coordinate with many different outfits and colors. I adored the muslin rosette and will definitely be making a couple to keep for myself. (Kel, it took willpower to part with that one and tuck it into your package!) I also have some printed fabric and bright colored felt designs planned for a few pins to add to my own accessory collection, so I hope to post photos of new pins soon!