A list of 11 rose making tutorials

Author: duhbe  //  Category: Cool Stuff I found, Inspirations, tips and tutorials

Today I’ve decided to share a list of 11 different tutorials for making and crafting roses from various materials.  Read on to see links and photos off all the lovely roses you can make…

I see so many tutorials on making roses that I started keeping a list of my favorites.  Since I put all the work into making this list for myself, I decided to take it one step further and share my 11 favorite rose tutorials found in blogs around the net.  ( “But this one goes to 11″ especially for you Spinal Tap fans)

There is always time to stop and smell the roses.  So when you visit a blog linked below to see the rose tutorial, you might want to take time to sniff around that blog for other things that interest you.  You might find a new favorite blog.

(I had some linking issues which should be fixed now, please leave a comment if any more links do not forward to the tutorials – thanks!)

#1  Here are the frayed and rolled fabric roses that make me think of cinnamon buns.  (great, now I’m drooling on the laptop)  I see these on necklaces and blouses and they look so pretty…

tutorial link:  http://bridgetbaxter.blogspot.com/2009/11/tattered-fabric-roses.html

rolled fabric roses

photo ©BridgetBaxter, permisison given to DuhBe to re-post

#2  Here are some more cinnamon bun style, but this one uses fabric printed on an inkjet printer for a different twist.  It’s also a video tutorial in case you prefer that over written instructions…

tutorial link: http://houseof3designdistrict.blogspot.com/2010/02/rolled-fabric-flower-tutorial-using.html

photo ©Houseof3, permisison given to DuhBe to re-post


#3  How about some fold and twist fabric roses?  Calamity Kim has great stuff on her blog like these…

tutorial link:   http://calamitykim.typepad.com/calamity_kim/2009/05/how-to-make-fold-twist-fabric-flowers.html

fold and twist fabric roses

photo ©CalamityKim, permisison given to DuhBe to re-post

#4  These roses made of felt have lots of rosey detail

tutorial link:  http://www.purlbee.com/rose-barrettes/

felt rose

photo ©PurlBee - the "FAQ" on their blog gives photo permission if you link back to them

#5  These tiny roses are made from ric-rac…

tutorial link:   http://www.pintangle.com/journal/2007/5/4/a-tutorial-on-how-to-make-ric-rac-roses.html

ric-rac roses

photo ©pintangle, blog gives permission for reuse if proper credit is given

#6  Before I leave the realm of fabric roses,  I should link to my own tutorial using singed polyester fabric since that is my own incarnation of rose loving goodness.

tutorial link:    http://duhbe.com/blog/?p=807

DuhBe roses

Somehow my rose tutorial comes up in google searches for “ribbon roses.”  I’m a little bothered by that since mine are not made from ribbons.  (google depends on the link text of others for this, so there’s nothing I can do about it.)  BUT there are many ribbon rose tutorials out there.  Here are 3 I liked:

#7, 8, & 9   Save-on crafts has an easy-to-follow guide to making easy wire-edge ribbon roses. If your ribbon is not wired, try this folded ribbon roses tutorial.   Or if you are sewing the roses onto a base, here is a tutorial on embroidered silk ribbon roses using the spider web rose technique.

#10  GEEZ, I’m tired of fabric and ribbon after all of that.  So I will leave you with this interesting alternative.  Dip artificial roses in craft plaster…

tutorial link:   http://songbirdisnesting.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-make-plaster-roses-and-giveaway.html

plaster roses

photo ©Songbird, permisison given to DuhBe to re-post

#11  As my parting gesture, how about impressing your dinner companions by making them paper napkin roses?

I’m sure I missed many other methods.  If you have a favorite or a twist on any method, let me know in the comments so others might learn from your experience.

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18 Responses to “A list of 11 rose making tutorials”

  1. Charissa - The Gifted Blog Says:

    Hey! I was just sitting down to make some felted-sweater flowers (why I thought Google Reader would be helpful at a time when both hands are required for work, I don’t know).

    Thank you for this big list! I’ve been making some Anthropologie-style t-shirts and these (esp. the first ones you listed) could be fun for that.

  2. Charissa - The Gifted Blog Says:

    Fyi, the link for the first tutorial just leads to the image…at least from my computer. : )

  3. duhbe Says:

    oops! Thanks Charissa – I fixed that broken link you mentioned. I would love to see photos of the shirts when you’re done if you feel like sharing.

  4. Pam Annarilli Says:

    Thank you for posting these tutorials! They are just what I need to get started.

    Pam

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  8. Sarcastra Says:

    I don’t have any need to make flowers right now, but I wanted to say this is a nice roundup and I especially liked that you indicated the photo reposting permissions.

  9. Staci Says:

    Another fun one is roses made out of colored duck tape. It is a great way to make a bouquet that will last forever!

  10. duhbe Says:

    Thanks for mentioning that Staci. My daughter is always buying that colored duct tape. Here’s an instructable if anyone wants to see how duct tape roses are made.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Rose/

  11. Anita Says:

    THANK YOU for sharing this great list of tutorials. But I still like yours the most. And I’m going fabric hunting tomorrow :) I really hope I can make something pretty!

  12. Toni Says:

    This is great! Thank for posting these all in one place. I’m getting ready for Christmas!

  13. JoAnn DeGeorgio Says:

    I found your roses while searching for fabric roses to make hair clips for my daughters upcoming Wedding. So I saved your tutorial so I could refer back to it, while attempting to make them. I’ve made a few with ‘sample material’, and I still haven’t mastered the technique!
    I was surprised to find that the tutorial is not online any longer. They are so beautiful and you do such a wonderful job.
    Your roses are listed as #6 of your ‘rose list’. Will it be up for at least another month? I really need to keep referring to it! Thank you so much for your creativity!

  14. duhbe Says:

    Thanks for letting me know the rose tutorial is having issues. That blog page should still be available, but my blog is having intermittent issues since I changed web hosts and I’m having their engineers take a look at the issue. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please check back again later and that tutorial should be working along with the rest of the blog.

  15. Tatyana Says:

    tutorial link:
    http://hobbyall.ru/iskusstvennye-rozy-artificial-rose-handmade-masterclass-foto

  16. Didi Says:

    Hi, I am so glad I by chance found you website. I am trying to make those crinckle dresses which is so much in fashion in South Africa at the moment. I needed some help on making flowers to decorate them and got to your website. I am also desperatly looking for ideas to make something to sell as my current job is so stressfull and can not manage. My husband passed away 8 months ago which means I am really dependant in my income. I live in a small town have you got any suggestions.
    Thanks

  17. Adriana Says:

    The first two links go to a blank blogger page. :-(

  18. DuhBe Says:

    Well Adriana, this post is over 2.5 years old, and I have no control over people shutting down their blogs or making them private. It’s a shame though because those were nice tutorials on their roses. But since I listed 11 different tutorials, maybe some are still active?