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Fabric rose necklace

This is a great idea for a Mother's Day gift, or a gift for any occasion. It's also a nice idea to gather your closest friends and have a girl's day. This fabric rose necklace is easy to make and looks stunning once finished.

Cut fabric strips to desired length (1 metre long is plenty) and about 2cm wide - the width determines how high the flower stands up. Tie a not at one end and fold the remaining fabric over.

Roll your fabric around the knot twice and then continue rolling, flipping the fabric over every few turns (left). Keep on rolling and flipping, adding a small blob of hot glue every few times around.

Once you get to the end, glue one more time and then fold your fabric down on the backside of the flower and glue again.

To connect the flowers, glue down each rose to a piece of felt that is cut out to match the shape of your necklace. This is a little tricky to do but it doesn't need to be perfect. Once glued down to the felt, you will also want to put some glue in between each flower so that they are glued to each other. As you can see I had to cut around the felt so it did not show on the front side. 

In order to reinforce the necklace so it would be more stiff, I layered and glued more felt on top. Two layers of felt made a huge difference giving the necklace more strength and to sit on your neck correctly.

To finish off the necklace, glue either a chain or some ribbon on to the end of the felt and then cover with one more piece of felt to cover the chain. Thanks to domestic fashionista for this wonderful project. Now grab some colourful fabric scraps to start making your own fabric rose necklaces.

You can make your fabric roses with any type of fabric and replace the chain with a gorgeous ribbon... be creative


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