DIY Shabby Rosettes

I had in mind to crochet some little headbands but wanted to use something of mixed fabric for the dazzle. I decided to make little rosettes from some scraps I found in my craft drawer.

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They were so easy and these were my first ones. I added them to a few head bands and you can find them in my Etsy shop. I plan to make some more just for the fun of it. With a pin added to the backside, they would make a great asset to a jacket or scarf.

I didn't take any pictures of the "making" process because honestly I wasn't thinking about it. I was just trying to get them to turn out right.
  • Basically all I did was cut about two inch wide strips about twelve inches long.
  • I used two pieces together of two different colors and tied them together at the end to hold them together and also use as my starting point.
  • I then rolled the strip around and around the knot. While I wrapped it around, I would twist it every so often and add a dab of hot glue.
  • I kept doing this to the end and then wrapped the end around the back and added more glue.
  • To finish it off, I cut a piece of felt and hot glued it to the back. This added some stability so you can use them in projects.
  • The longer and wider your strips are, the bigger the rose. Don't worry if they ravel, this makes them have the shabby look. 
  • They can be decorated with buttons, or beads.

There are many YouTube videos of different ways to make rosettes. But sometimes its more fun just to figure it out yourself.

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  1. I love these....I have made several necklaces with these and I love them.....thanks for the idea about putting them on headbands!