A totally different yest easy burlap rosette flower tutorial. I am sure you might’ve tried the twisted rosette flowers but these swirls burlap rosettes flower is easy to make and sure so yumm!
So I have been MIA for a month but I am back for now. Many people often ask me how I balance work and my blog/crafting, and I wonder of I actually balance them or not? I post maybe 2-3 posts a month and that is quite doable for anyone for that matter if they are really interested in making something new everyday. But this month has been a really long one with loads of work at office and by work I mean tiring work that when I reach home, I just want to go sleep! And for the same reason I haven’t been exercising as well and for the nth time this year, I have to “restart” my exercise program again :P! Anyways coming to the crafty post for today, these are pretty burlap rosette flower that I made for Itsybitsy. The ones in the picture is made with the help of scallop flower die from Itsybitsy however, you can make these without having to own any dies of die cutting machine. Remember reading my tutorial on swirl paper roses long back? You can handcut the burlap just like I did in that post if you don’t have these or similar dies.
Materials required for making Burlap rosette flower
- Burlap sheets
- swirl circle die ( optional)
- Hot melt glue/silicon glue
- acrylic/chalk paints
- 3d outliner
How to make Burlap rosette flower?
You need to start out by cutting out the burlap into swirl circles. If you do not have a die, read this tutorial where I made swirl flowers without dies and you can follow same method to cut them out.
Burlap fabric is easily damaged once cut out since the threads are weaved with so much gaps, they tend to fall out when you cut them into swirl circles. So be a little careful while handling them after you cut them out.
This is how it looked with the scallop circle die from Itsybitsy. I wanted a little color to the flower yet keeping its shabby chic element intact. So I used a light pink shade chalkpaint from itsybitsy to shade the edge of the petals alone. For a few flower, I even tried darker acrylic paints and they were excellent too !
Once the paints were dry, you need to roll them into a coil starting from outer to inside of the swirl. Once rolled till the inside, the circle at the center will be the base where you will let the coil uncoil a bit and place a glue to stick it up. You can always take some time to get the perfect coil looseness to get a natural look of the flower.
Once the glue was set and the flower was steady, I highlighted the edges of the petals with a 3d highlighter. Now the flower otherwise, since they are of burlap doesn’t look that attractive because of all the blunt edges and threads popping out. The 3d outliner not only gives a pop of color but also defines a clean and neat edge for the petals.
I also added a bunch of pollens at the middle as it looked full with them. I twisted and folded a small bunch of pollens with help of a floral wire and secured it tightly by rolling a floral tape around it. I made a small hole in the middle of the flower and let the wire pass through, till the pollens sat well inside the flower, I added a small drop of hot glue at the back of the flower to hold the pollen bunch tightly and done!
I made a couple of these for a project and I tried various color combinations. These burlap rosette flower look absolutely lovely and I am sure you would love them too 🙂