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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?