Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend make-a-long: Rose buds

This was an idea I saw originally in Making magazine where they made loads with newspaper and mounted them in the shape of a heart.  I immediately thought of making some in felt, it's really easy and very quick.

So what you need is a needle and thread, a small piece of felt, a scissors and a skewer.

Draw a spiral freehand on some felt about 2-3 inches in diameter.

Cut it out

Starting with the pointy end wind the felt around a skewer with the narrow part of the spiral at the bottom and wider on outside.  As you go secure with a few small stitches.

Finish of the end with a few more small stitches, slide off the skewer and you have a rose bud.

You can use use them in all sorts of ways, a few as a corsage or brooch.   Shoe, hat or bag decorations.  I have painted a skewer green and added leaves to make a "bunch" or rosebuds.  And I have also used them on wreaths.  What will you do with them?


Elettrarossa said...

Magnificent roses,thank you! I didn't know how to do that correctly!

Anne-Marie (byAmor) said...

Brilliant. I must try this!

Maria Home Decorations said...

Thanks for sharing, will have to try this!