May 5, 2011

Rosette Bracelet Tutorial!

So I posted my What I Wore Wednesday post yesterday and showed off this awesome (ifIdosaysomyself:) Rosette Bracelet I made to wear to a baby shower.

And the crowd went WILD ... all 7 of you! lol ;) So I worked real hard today to get a tutorial up for ya'll! I didn't take any pictures when I made the white one, so I took this opportunity to make myself a yellow one!

Supplies:
Fabric - I love remnants and scraps for this
Felt - preferably in a color matching the fabric if at all possible, if not, no big
Ribbon - 7/8" in a color matching the fabric if you can, if not, use a coordinating color and I've used as small as 5/8" but I prefer 7/8"
Scissors & Hot Glue Gun

Now this is a typical remnant you might find at your local fabric store and was 29" by 44/45".

1. Folded it in half, and half again to cut. I love this project because you don't have to iron, measure in any real way, or even cut straight! lol

2. So you cut a strip and it should be 44"x1.5".

3. Cut this in half to create your 22"x 1.5" strip, this size turned out rosettes perfect sized to fit 5 to a bracelet.

4. Now take one end and fold it in half and then half again.

5. Then take a hold of the end and twist the rest and wrap it around the end.

6. Keep doing that until you run out of fabric :) Basically, you can't mess this up!

Believe me, I've tried lol

You just keep twisting and there's no rhyme or reason to it, just twist until you get the shape and size you want.

And then you have a rosette :) You can do this with fabric, ribbon (grosgrain holds better than satin), paper, crepe paper, even tulle! They all look awesome and can be used in TONS of ways :)

7. Now, take your hot glue gun and just put glue all over the back of the rosette.

8. Stick it down onto a piece of felt and push down for a few seconds.

9. Once you have all 5 down, cut them each out.

10. Then cut around the rosette as close to the glue as you can. You don't want to see the felt after you glue it down.

11. Next, find the center of your ribbon. My ribbon measured 30" but I could have gone with more, just depends on how much you like hanging from the bow.

12. Apply hot glue only to the area that will touch the ribbon, as you can see the ribbon is smaller than the rosette. You don't want to glue your bracelet to the mat ;)

13. To avoid a big gap between roses when you wear it, push the rosettes together when you apply the next ones.

It should look something like this ... ish ...

Once you've attached them, it should look something like this.

14. Now at this point when I put it on, it still had a little gaping between the roses. I wasn't loving that. So I tied the ribbon together and put a few dots of hot glue between each rose and pushed them together so you couldn't see it.

Then I LOVED it :) It's a lot stiffer now, really holds it's shape. I think I might go back and do this to the white one!

The back :)

Oh it just looks so PRETTY! I LOOOOVE it!


And ya know what ... it took me maybe a half an hour? And THAT included stopping every 2.5 minutes to take a picture ;)

So now you have the basic rosette tutorial as well as my take on the rosette bracelet :) Go forth and CREATE! and come back and show me what you made!! :D

Linking up to What I Whipped Up Wednesdays at Sugar and Dots, Strut Your Stuff on Somewhat Simple and the Weekend Wrap up on Tatertots and Jello!

38 comments:

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I LOVE the name of your blog...it had me hooked the second I read it! lol! I'm obsessed with rosettes and LOVE this! I will definitely be copying this idea...just adorable!! Following you now and look forward to more awesome tutorials! :)

Rebecca said...

Super simple! Love that yellow fabric too. Thanks for the great tut. =]

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That is so cute! Love your tutorial. Thanks for linking this up to our wicked awesome wednesday blog party.

Jaime said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I am not usually a bracelet fan, but this looks so comfortable, and so pretty!! I need to make one in every color!! I'd love for you to link up!!

http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/wow-me-wednesday-8.html

WobiSobi said...

This is so cute..! thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. Hugs and have a great day..Anne

someonesgottapay said...

Very cute! Love the bright yellow.

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the yellow fabric-- great for summer! Thanks for the tutorial! Found you at tt&j.

Love Sweet Love said...

Saw you on TT&J and LOVE the idea of making your own gorgeous bracelet!! Thanks for sharing so I can copy YOUR tute!
-Angela

beckaboots said...

Thanks-you sooooo much for posting a rosette tutorial! I can never get these right! haha.

I love this bracelet and I love how simple it is to make, even though it's super glamorous :) Great job!

Bekah

Sweet Floweret said...

Good gracious! Too cute!

I just started a linky party this past Tuesday. It was a great success with over 50 link ups! I would love it if you would participate next week! It's called $10 Tuesdays and it's for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I'm guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
Tina
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/
PS. I'm GIVING away 50 button pony tailers this month! Come visit and claim yours ;)

Christine - Tutorial Addict lol said...

Thanks you guys :D I'm glad everyone thinks it's so cute cause I just LOOOOVE IT! And it's so easy I MAY end up with one in every color ;) Or maybe I'll make a necklace or one of those belts I keep seeing! The possibilities are endless :)

La-Dee-da crafter said...

what a cute belt this would make or necklace too. I love the yellow fabric. This is a must have.
Thanks for sharing
ladeedacreations.com
I am a new follower.

Elegantpaws said...

Well done, looks great! You've inspired me to make one for a friend for her baby shower. Thank you for sharing. xx

Janet said...

oh my! you don't know how happy I am that i found your blog. I am a tutorial whore. ;)

Jaime said...

I toasted you today; come grab a button!!

http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/toast-of-tuesday_10.html

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

This bracelet is so adorable! I love it!
So feminine and so easy to make - great!
Thanks for sharing!
I like your personal description a lot :-) ! I´ll follow you from now on!
Hugs from Austria,
Ulina

Angela (jellybean74) said...

WOW!!! Absoulutely love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial.

theeclecticlife said...

So cute! My girlfriends and I have a monthly craft night and my friend Rach is going to make this bracelet! Great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

This would be awesome as a head band!

Bianca Martino said...

so happy i found you! LOVE your blog! THANK YOU!!

Stephanie said...

I love this- Im going to make one for my daughter tonight =]

storycrafting said...

yay- loved this tute! Totally worked it tonight while watching movies with my hubby!

storycrafting said...

I linked you on my bog! Come and check it out.

Eva said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. Super adorable bracelet! I just made one and shared your link on my blog as well. Thanks again! Hugs...

MommaMia said...

soooo chic... coco chanel would have loved this!

2Ksmommy said...

LOVE this! So glad I saw this page, will definitely be following you now!

Christina said...

Love the idea, looks super easy and cute. But how did you finish the rosette? Did you hot-glue the end of the fabric to the side or bottom of the rosette, or use a thread and needle to sew a small knot real quick? This one small step got left out of the tutorial.
Thanks!

Caroline said...

Thanks for the tutorial...I made the rosettes and glued them on a headband! Super cute! :)

Alzbeta said...

A friend and I made these today! (One bracelet and one little sash for my daughter.) I blogged a couple of pictures: http://thevolkswagon.blogspot.com/2011/12/rosettes-we-made-them.html (and linked back to you, of course). Thanks for the great tutorial!

Susan said...

Love this!! I think I'll make this as a Baby Shower Game Prize. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
twentyfour7
Susan

Jacquie said...

I found this tutorial on Pinterest and fell in love! I made one for myself today! I linked your tutorial to the pictures! :)
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Me said...

My daughter doesn't want a corsage for prom, but I'm going to try this and see if she'd like that instead. Thanks for such an easy to follow tutorial!

adaisygarden.com said...

I've been wanting to make these roses... Thanks for an excellent tutorial!!

taebae said...

I absolutely L-O-V-E this tutorial. I just made one for myself and it turned out great (thanks to your easy to follow instructions).

taebae said...

I absolutely L-O-V-E this tutorial. I just made one for myself and it turned out great (thanks to your easy to follow instructions), LOL. :)

Ashleyncola said...

Well... I know what I'm about to go do! Love the name of the blog and the pretty bracelet! I created bird's nest necklaces for my family for Mother's Day (after I saw a great tutorial of course). Come visit me at www.3littlegreenwoods.com

Urban Flowerpot said...

What a pretty idea! I love making rosettes and keep needing ideas for what to do with them ;) I have some special ones I made from the fabric of my son's receiving blankets (he was in NICU for two months so I'm quite attached!).

Thanks :)

Lady Adra said...

O M G. . . How much do I love thee!!!?!!! After not being on Pinterest for two and a half months. I logged on, and started scrolling through the many links. For some God GIVEN Reason I clicked your link, and I'm glad I did.Just between the two on us (lol) I have a slight obsession with ribbon. I so love your bracelet. I only wish I'd logged on earlier. I have all the components to make a bracelet, however, due to the lateness of hour I'll have to wait. Thank you for sharing.