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Friday, May 7, 2010

3-D Rose Tutorial

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:


Supplies needed:

  • Fabric
  • Felt
  • Heat N Bond Lite
  • Iron
  • 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:

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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:


  1. Way cute! Stopping by from A Vision to Remember party.
    -Mama E

  2. Those are just too cute. I love the idea of putting the fabric on the felt to give the flowers more stability!

  3. So going to have to try this too! I only bought the cuttlebug for embossing (have a cricut too) but after seeing this I am going to have to buy some cutting dies!

  4. Very cute!! I definately need to try these!

  5. These are super cute and I just love what you have done with them! So creative! Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  6. Hi Ela! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your roses today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great tutorial and very clever idea. So many uses. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love the roses.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

  10. Oh that is way cool how you made them! They are beautiful! Love that material!

  11. This is great! I'd love for you to link up at my blog for Flower Week.

  12. very cute, I love adding the felt to make them more stable!

  13. These are so adorable! I host a party every and I'd love it if you linked up.

  14. So gorgeous!

    Thanks again for linking up with Sugar & Spice. I really have to give these a try.

  15. PS ~ Do you watch True Blood? That is a GREAT show and no need to be embarrassed about watching that one! ;)

  16. This is a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

  17. COOL! I want to make these! Cute!


  18. Those roses are so cool, Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Those are awesome! They'd be super cute on a headband or hair clip :)

  20. Very nice! Now if I can figure out some without a die cut...

  21. Those are great. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

  22. Those are great! I Don't have a cutter of any kind yet, but I will keep these in mind when my silhouette arrives!

  23. I'm definitely going to try these and maybe make a headband or a hair clip! Great tutorial!

  24. Very cool!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

  25. Great idea! I am a new follower! Love your blog and ideas!

  26. so cute! visiting from tatertots + jello. i am following u.

  27. great tutorial.I have to try these!I followed you over from t&j.

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  29. I'm going to be on the lookout for the die, those flowers are amazing.

  30. Those are so cute! I wish I had a machine!!

    Thanks again for linking my Flaunt it Friday party! Please come back next week.:)

  31. Ingenious! Still jealous of that Sizzix. ;)

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  32. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Thank you for sharing, this is a great tutorial. I love it.
    I am a new follower.

  34. These turned out great! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party. Hope to see you again on Friday!

    Punkin Seed Productions

  35. Absolutely Adorable! Great pick on the fabric! Where is your fabric from? I want it!