Tuesday, 28 May 2013

How to Make a Muslin Cloth Rose

make a muslin cloth rose

If you follow along, you have probably seen the recent post about my homemade cloth diaper cake that was part of my friend's baby shower decor. This is a closer look at one part of the cake: the muslin cloth rose. I'm going to show how you can make your own muslin rose, which is a beautiful addition to a diaper cake. You could also arrange a few of these into a muslin rose bouquet or to top a wrapped gift.

make a muslin cloth rose

There are only two things you need to make your own muslin cloth rose:

1. Baby Muslin Cloth (like these)
2. Ribbon

I obviously used baby muslins but you could also use any type of thin, soft, flexible fabric if you do not intend for them to be used by a mom-to-be.

fold a muslin cloth rose

1. Lay out the cloth and fold it in approximate thirds.
2-4. Again fold muslin in thirds, creating a long, narrow folded piece.
5-6: Roll from one side until you have about a third of the length remaining unrolled.
7. Pick up the roll and fold top edge down toward you at an angle (diagonal).
8-9. Continue to bring the unrolled length around, holding it in place as you carefully bring it around.
10. Your unrolled length will eventually end up back at the diagonal from number 7.
11. Tuck the amount of remaining length into the space under the folded diagonal. This will hold the rose together.
12. Admire your cloth rose.

make a muslin cloth rose

Tie a ribbon around the rose to hold it securely in place. 

make a muslin cloth rose

Here is a look at the muslin rose I used to top the cloth diaper cake...

make a muslin cloth rose

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  1. Jessica,
    Great tutorial. It is a beautiful soft color and the ribbon is so pretty around it.

  2. I am visiting you from Family Home and Life. This is such a cute cake.

  3. Oh, I love this! Pinning so I can come back!

  4. Cute! I love the color-can you buy them that way or do you have to dye them? Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Hi Jessica

    I'm visiting from Judy's Creative Monday Blog Hop.

    Thank you for your wonderful tutorial for the muslin rose - I love it and will try making one too!

    Wishing you a happy week!
    Shane ♥

  6. Nice tutorial. Thanks. Linda

    Following on Facebook, Pinterest, and Bloglovin.

  7. Wow this tutorial is amazing and your flower is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the Project Stash last week. Don't forget to come back tonight and link up your "stash" projects to inspire us again this week. Party opens at 8:00 pm EST.



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