I got some questions about how to make the 3-D roses found in my Rose Wreath. So today I’m going to show you how to make them.
I promise I did not watch Vampire Diaries while making this tutorial and there are plenty of pictures!
Today we will be making these:
- Heat N Bond Lite
- Felt Glue
- Sizzix 3-d Flower Die
- Die cut machine of your choice ( I use a Cuttlebug)
One sheet of felt, makes 9 flowers and I base all my measurements on that.Most felt sheets come in 9 x 12 inch rectangles and can be found at any craft or fabric store for about $.25. The fabric comes out to a fat eighth, if you can get that amount. Most big fabric stores won’t cut fabric that way. I usually get at least 1/2 a yard of fabric at a time anyway, so I can just cut it off of that.
Lay your felt sheet on your fabric and cut:
Then lay your felt or fabric on the Heat N Bond ( also purchased by the yard) and cut to fit:
Iron your Heat N Bond to your fabric as per manufacturer’s instructions:
Allow to cool. Peel off paper backing and iron onto felt piece:
Allow to cool again. Once cool, cut into 3x4 rectangles. I used my guillotine paper cutter and it works great. First cut your 12 inch side into 3 strips, 4 inches wide:
Then cut your strips, long way into 3 strips, 3 inches long:
This can be done with a rotary cutter or scissors. Whatever you have handy. I tried this method out one night and was super excited that it worked.
Here are your 9 squares:
Now its time to die cut! For the Cuttlebug, I sandwich a B plate, the Sizzix die, 2 rectangles over the large die and another B plate, and cut!
(Yes I’ve cut and made a ton of these already. I can’t help myself. Both my B plates look this bad lol)
This is what they look like cut and then pulled apart:
Next we roll, just like any other rosette. This is tough to photograph because you do need both hands to roll these:
When you get to the end:
Time to glue! I use felt glue:
Put the big piece on the bottom and squish it together:
And that’s it! You’re all done. Admire your beautiful roses:
The possibilities are endless with these. I am making rings and hairclips and putting them in my Etsy store this weekend: