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A list of 11 rose making 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.


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

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


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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. 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!

  11. Toni says:

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

  12. 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!

    • 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Adriana says:

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

  15. 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?