I’ve been on a creativity kick lately, which is awesome because I keep saying that I want to make it a priority to work on different projects. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I’ve been keeping myself busy by making fabric flowers. I’ve mostly been using the flowers that I have made to make fascinators and hair clips. However, this weekend I decided to make some flowers that I could incorporate into my home decor. The result was this twine and felt rose garland, which I absolutely love!
As you can tell, I wrapped the garland around my headboard, and it instantly added a much-needed pop of color to my bedroom. But you can also use this garland as a party decoration, or to liven up any other space around your house. And, the best thing about this garland is that it only costs about $10 to make! Keep on reading to learn how to make your own.
8 ft of Twine
10-12 sheets of felt in any color (this makes about 12 roses)
Glue and Glue Gun
STEP 1. To make a felt rose, first you’re going to have to cut out the center petal, 4 small petals, and 4 large petals and a oval to cover the back of the twine. I kind of eyeballed the dimensions, but I’ve included this pattern to help you out if that’s not your thing.
STEP 2. To make the center of the rose, take the petal with the longer piece attached to it, and roll it up.
STEP 3. Use your thread and needle to sew the center of the rose together, in order to ensure that it doesn’t fall apart once you start gluing on the other petals.
STEP 4. Next, start hot gluing the petals around the center of the rose. Start off by using the smaller petals, and continue to do this until you’ve used all 8 petals.
TIP: While gluing on the petals, try to place them where they fill in the gaps made by other petals. This will make your rose seem much fuller than if you just place one petal over the other.
STEP 5. Once you’ve glued on all the petals, use your needle and thread to sew together the bottom of your rose. This will secure the rose, and keep it from falling apart much later.
STEP 6. With the rose still upside down, place your piece of twine over the bottom. Next, glue the oval piece to the back to cover up the twine and thread, and secure the rose to the garland. Make sure to measure 6-7 inches of twine between each rose. Attach each rose to the garland, and then you’re done!
I had so much fun making this project, and am glad to be able to share it with you. I hope that you all enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed putting it together, and that you find a way to incorporate it into your home decor! If you do decide to make this project, make sure to use #sweethelengracediy on Instagram, so that I can see it. Have a great rest of the week!