It’s my lovely Little Button Diaries’ partner Tia’s birthday today! So as a little treat I thought I’d make her a personalised birthday rosette.
For this Nap Time Craft you will need:
- Felt in 3 colours
- Embroidery thread in 3 colours to match the felt
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- Self-adhesive badge backing
- Fabric glue
To begin, draw two circles of the same size on a piece of felt. This forms the centre of the rosette, so use a light colour so the stitching can be seen.
Sketch out your design on tracing paper. Pin the design to one of the felt circles. Then embroider your design. I used backstitch for the letters and then blanket stitch around the edge of the circle. Once you have completed the stitching, carefully tear off the tracing paper.
To make the rosette ribbons cut ten strips of pink felt 1.5cm wide and 7cm long.
Fold each strip in half and glue. Then glue the folded felt onto the edge of the back of the circle.
Cut four longer strips of felt 1.5cm wide and 10cm long. I used two in pink and two in blue. Cut the bottom of each strip at an angle. Glue onto the bottom of the rosette at the back.
Cut another circular piece of felt in a different colour and glue in place over the top rosette.
Finally, peel off the backing of the badge and stick it onto the back of the rosette.
Happy Birthday dear Tia…..!
~ Laura xx ~