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 wondering...no, I didn't make McKinley sit outside in capris and a t-shirt in the middle of December! ;0)
-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.
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.