I am back this week to share another DIY flower tutorial as part of the min April Flowers series I am hosting.
If you missed last weeks flower make sure to check out Christa’s felt flower tutorial – easy to make and so cute!
Today I want to show you how to make a NO-SEW and very easy, gathered burlap rosette. Although you can apply this same method with other types of materials as well.
I gathered up some burlap scraps I had laying around and some small pieces of colored burlap that I had picked up recently at Hobby Lobby.
You need a strip of burlap (and it needs to be cut straight with the grain/fibers of the burlap.) You can choose how wide and how long you want it. Mine was 2-3 inches wide and about 1.5 yards long. The wider and longer your fabric, the thicker/bigger the flower will be.
On one end of your strip of burlap, do a row of hot glue and then fold it over making a sealed/finished edge. (Ignore my completely un-manicured and paint covered hands – it wasn’t time for my Saturday night manicure yet and I was in the middle of working on several projects! 🙂
On the other end, find a fiber/string and pull it out. (My string is in the middle, but I think if you find a string that is a little closer to one end (the shorter side will be the BACK of your rosette, it will work and look a little better.) If you need to you can use a pair of scissors to cut one loose.
Since your other end is secured, you can pull that string and it will automatically gather the material for you.
You will end up with a strip of gathered burlap
Bring both ends together to form a circle and secure with hot glue (or you could stitch it too, if you wanted.)
Your rosette will probably need a hair cut and may even require frequent hair cuts if it is handled a lot.
Optional: You can spread your flower out and find the middle and glue some kind of embellishment in the middle. I LOVE these little rhinestone pieces you can get at Hobby Lobby.)
Here is a rosette I did out of green burlap.
And another green burlap rosette that is a little larger and frayed more on the edges. As you can see, none of them turn out exactly the same due to the fraying, and the weave, etc of the burlap.
I attached one of the green burlap rosettes to my new spring DIY pillow cover on my bench on the front porch. (Spring porch reveal post coming soon!)
There are so many possibilities for them though – hair bows, glue a pin on the back to wear yourself, napkin ring embellishments, vase embellishments, to adorn pillows and so much more!
Have you ever made a burlap rosette?
What would you use it on?
Christa @ BrownSugarToast says
Oooohhh…I love this!! And I absolutely LOVE your pillows!! Gorgeous colors!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks, Christa!! 🙂 I loved that green chevron at Hob Lob and had to plan everything else to go along with it. 🙂 I already had the yellow fabric in my stash from my fabric by the pound sale. 🙂
Your pillows are so pretty! I have made burlap rosettes before, too, although I did mine more like a rolled flower. And I love that yellow fabric…do you mind sharing where it’s from?
the yellow fabric is from my local fabric outlet store 🙂 Maybe we can trade a visit to Mary Jo’s for a yard of it?? 🙂 The green chevron and floral fabric are from Hobby Lobby.
Super cute! I love pillows and am always pleased to find another fun idea…
thanks, Leah! DIY envelope pillow covers are the easiest to make!
day2day SuperMom says
I LOVE the no-sew! Pinned =) Thanks for the great tutorial
Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker says
Donette Mandt says
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.. I started doing another kind of flower along the
same lines.. but it failed.. Went looking online after trying another type.. and found
yours.. and it was so simple and easy.. I am so inspired to make more..
Many Thanks!! Dawn.
Great inspiration. Pinned this to my crafts board.
I love this no sew flower. Thanks its perfect for me as I am always in a hurry and want the flower now.
Carley Biblin says
Thanks for the inspiration! I made some burlap flowers similar to yours, but I changed it up just a little. I posted my project on my blog if you would like to see pictures.
I think I spiralled my burlap piece differently from yours, too, so it turned out poofier. I’m still trying to decide what to do with my flowers, and how to embellish them to add some color.
oh I love yours! It is like a layered look. I would add something fun in the middle – a button, pearl, covered button, sequin. Check the scrapbook aisle and bead/jewelry aisle at your craft store.
I live in São Paulo, Brazil, thanks for the tutorial, the flowers were beautiful!
Melinda Stone says
How would you suggest to attach a stem to the flowers, wanting to make them for wedding centerpieces for rustic wedding. Thank you for the great tutorial!
Dionne Motley says
This is great, I love it!