I have been seeing rosettes everywhere so I figured instead of buying them, the shoestring way of doing things would be to make them myself! So here is a little walk through of how I did it.
First I picked out a few ribbons and buttons. You can choose what colors you like. I went with coral and red, but later on I plan on doing more in many different colors!
Cut your ribbons from 5 to 7 inches depending upon the ribbon thickness and how big your button is. The coral ribbon is 7 inches and the cherry red is 6. I plan on doing some that are smaller. Make a loop with the ribbon overlapping the ends about 1/4 of an inch. Pinch in the middle and using a needle threaded with matching thread, run a stitch through the center.
Do the same with the other ribbons stacking on top. Use three to four ribbons per rosette. It is up to you.
Center button in the middle and stitch in place.
For the coral rosette I then sewed a pinback in place.
For the cherry rosette I sewed a bobby pin and then used E-6000 to further hold it in place.
You can use your rosettes to decorate so many things!
This was so much fun I plan on teaching my granddaughter how to do it. This will make a great weekend project for us.