Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Braided Rosette Tutorial

 I actually made this a few months ago but I decided it screamed Christmas to me and so I saved it for now.  So in case you were, I didn't make McKinley sit outside in capris and a t-shirt in the middle of December! ;0)

-knit fabric
-felt scraps
-3/8" ribbon
-alligator clip
-pearls or other embellishments (optional)
-hot glue gun

 1-Take 3 strips of knit fabric about 1/2" wide and however long you'd like the longer it is the bigger the rosette (I guess that's obvious).  For my fabric I used an XXXL shirt I got at Walmart on clearance for $1.00....score!  It's a great way to get fabric for cheap!
2-Stretch the fabric so the ends curl up.  Tie it in a knot at the end.
3-Braid it together and tie a knot on the end.
4-Cut off the unbraided ends close to the knot.  Take a small square of felt put a large dot of hot glue.  Quickly, coil up the braid and stick it right onto the hot glue.
 5-Keep winding the fabric around, gluing as you go.
6-When you near the end of your braid, trim the felt to right up against the rosette.
7-Hot glue the last bit of braid.
8-Glue the end to the back of your rosette.
 9-This pictures just shows that I obviously just took to many unessecary pictures for such a simple project!
10-If you want a "leaf" glue together the ends of a small piece of ribbon.
11-Glue to the back of your rosette.  Glue a small circle of felt on top of that to cover up your mess.
12-Attach to to a covered alligator clip (see my other tutorial HERE for tips) and you can be done if you'd like or...
 add some pearls!
Now all you need to do is attach it to a cute little lady!

If you want one but don't want to make one yourself, you can purchase one in my shop, just look to your right. I will be linking to a few of these places.  Check them out for more fun ideas.


Corrie said...

Where do you get alligator clips?

Kelli said...

You can get them at any beauty supply store. I found a pack of 100 at Sally's Beauty Supply for around $5.00.

RonElaine said...

I am so excited about your shop! I can't wait to go visit. When I finally get up and running I'd love to do a blog swap or givaways with you.

Also, I changed my blog address to:

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I love the colors and pearl accents. Thanks for sharing, I love making clips for my daughter I'll have to try this out!

Liz said...

Love it! I have a McKinley too, and she will look so cute in this!

Elizabeth said...

So sweet! I desperately need a little girl to dress up! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day!

Laurie said...

That is so cute! I haven't seen one like that and I love it! Your daughter is adorable too.

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