Monday, February 1, 2010

Rosettes: Felt, Tulle, Organza, Oh My!


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! 
 

3 comments:

Shannon said...

Very pretty!

I do watch Bachelor but no one has ever told me that. :) I still have to watch Monday's show so I'll ask Cody what he thinks when we watch it. :)

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Amber, those little rosettes are so cute!

sara jensen said...

Darling!!!!!!!