twirly skirt part ii

after i posted part i of “twirly skirt” i don’t think i realized that i would have a part ii. but there’s a part ii. and it’s all about making and adding some super adorable and super easy fabric flowers to the skirts.

without sounding like a broken record, i found a great tutorial on making fabric flowers/rosettes through pinterest. this led me to a great blog – cherry street cottage – and her rosette tutorial, found here. such a great video tutorial to get me started on the finishing touch for my twirly skirts!
to start, i needed some of the leftover fabric strips from the twirly skirt and a hot glue gun (one of the best crafty tools ever). each strip was about 2″ in width, about 22″ long, and i needed two of them for a single flower.

the fabric strips

i started by folding the fabric in half (lengthwise), then folding it in half again. starting at one end, i started rolling the fabric tightly, rolling it up about 6-7 times before putting a drop of hot glue on the rosette to attach the fabric to. after the first drop of hot glue, i took the fabric and twisted it then continued to roll it around to make the rosette….typically, i was twisting the fabric twice each time around the flower. when i got to the end of the first strip of fabric, i simply glued the end to the flower, then glued the end of the second strip of fabric on top. to finish it off, i just kept twisting and wrapping the fabric (tightly), using a drop of hot glue every inch or so. at the end, simply hot glue the end down.

hot glue. best crafting tool ever.

to finish it off (safely for little hands), i glued an alligator clip to the back…which fit nicely on the elastic band of the skirt.

pretty little rosette. big thanks to cherry street cottage for the amazing tutorial!

i cannot wait to give these adorable skirts to our little girly girl friends. and, i have a feeling i’m going to make a lot more rosettes…they are just way too much fun!

the finished twirly skirts!


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