Sunday, May 8, 2011

Felt Rosette Pins

This is a guest post I shared last week over at My Repurposed Life. These little pins are perfect to make for Mother's Day, end-of-the-year teacher gifts or just because they are so darn cute! And once you learn how to make the little roses, you won't be able to stop!

My daughter Megan visited recently and brought along these sweet felt rosette pins for our spring sale.

Don't you love the soft pretty colors?

Megan found a beautiful selection of wool blend felt in 70 yummy colors on etsy at Benzie Bazaar. Just think of all the fun things you could make!

Not only did I want to wear these pins, I wanted to learn how to make them too, so Megan gave me a quick lesson.

Each rosette is made from two circles of felt. Megan suggested making a template so that each rosette would be similar in size. One circle should be slightly larger than the other. Juice glasses from your kitchen work perfectly. In this case, the larger circle was just under three inches.

After you have two circles of felt, make three cuts in each circle. Cut almost to the center, but not quite. The cuts should be fairly evenly spaced, but you do not have to be perfectly precise here.

Each circle should end up looking something like this.

Now take your scissors and round off the corners of each little section. These will be your rose petals.

Now you are ready to glue and roll your roses.

After putting a dab of hot glue close to the center of the what appears to be your smallest petal, just roll the petal together

Now put glue on the second petal. A little U-shape works well.

And wrap it around the first petal.

Then repeat by wrapping the third petal around the second one.

Now take your second piece of felt and one-by-one wrap each petal around your little rosette.

one ...

two ...

three ...

And there you have it, a perfect little rose. You could add a third piece of felt if you wanted bigger, fuller roses for a different project. But these little rosettes are just right for a pin. This is my collection of rosettes in shades of blue. You might have heard that I love blue!

The next step is to find a pleasing arrangement and glue the rosettes to a scrap piece of felt. Be sure to put a dab of glue between each little rosette too, just to hold it all together.

Then flip it over, trim around the edges and glue on a pin.

And here is my finished pin. Once you get rolling, this is a really quick and easy project. You could make a whole batch of pins while you watch your favorite TV show.

So cute on a spring jacket.

Or on a little cardigan sweater.

I think my pin fits right in with Megan's collection. Just a perfect little gift idea! The possibilities are endless. As Megan say, "You just start rolling and they end up being cute!"

Wishing all the moms out there a lovely Mother's Day!

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Aaron {the girl with the boy's name} said...

So stinkin' cute! Thanks for the great tutorial, I'll have to add this project to the ever-growing list.

-Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}

Maggie Massey said...

So darling! I wish I had some of these to wear on my sweater this morning...;) Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial! Happy Mother's Day!

NanaDiana said...

I saw these on your guest post- They are darling!!!! Wouldn't they be cute on the brim of a hat, too? xxoo Diana HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY~

d e l i g h t said...

These are the cutest things! They are little and dainty. Such great instructions and photographs to follow. Love the colors of the felt.
Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Lolly Jane said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! We would ♥ for you to show this off at our link party ;)

Lolly Jane

The Joyful Thrifter said...

That is such a sweet idea! I love it!

The Joyful Thrifter

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

This is just too cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Midwest Cottage and Finds said...

These are ADORABLE!! I love them...thanks so much for becoming a follower of mine--i am your newest follower--AND isn't Gail from My Repurposed Life the BEST EVER!! Love that lady!

Kellie said...

So cute! Newest follower here!

Artsy Matilda said...

Adorable! Do you have a favorite glue to use with this felt? Thanks for a brilliant tutorial!

molly susan strong said...

Sharon so sweet. Plse join in on my Market Monday. You can even grab my button. I am a bit remedial when it comes to this. But my button is my original art. Thanks for always stopping by.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

These are so pretty!

Sweet Floweret said...

how 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 tomorrow! 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.
PS. I'm GIVING away 50 button pony tailers this month! Come visit and claim yours ;)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Hi there, found you and following via the Creative Bloggers hop. Love the little roses, I have so many homemade brooches of one sort or another, but they really are the perfect project! I linked up some of my greetings cards, but I mainly blog about thrifty finds, with a bit of craft and vintage inspired ramblings...

Lakota x

Jen said...

I love these and it's such an easy tutorial! Thanks for posting!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

They really are cute! I can think of sooo many uses for little roses like that. And they look so simple to make. Thanks for sharing the how-to.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Janelle said...

The rosettes are so sweet! I love them! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Definitely going on my to-do list :)

rebekah said...

These are so pretty!

Brooke R. Harper said...

How cute! I was wondering how to make those. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Thank you for this tutorial! The rosettes are really pretty.

Popping over from A Diamond in the Stuff!

Tammy @ Type A said...

too cute, and too easy, i could make these. lol i thought they would be really hard. thanks for the tutorial, great job. thanks for sharing this at my party!!

Julianna said...

These turned out so pretty! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays. it's up all week.

Honey I'm Home Blog said...

Love these--especially the color combinations you came up with.

Warmly, Michelle

Simply Bungalow said...

So Sweet. What a cute pin.

Edhini Senastri said...

Hello first blogwalking and i found cute and great tutorial here.:), thank you for share