I have seen many posts of necklaces, pins, headbands, etc. using old ties and rosettes. This isn't really my or my sisters style, however I loved the rosettes so I decided to proceed. The rich floral tones of the ties were perfect. I have a bigger plan for the rosettes but really wanted to share this first stage of the transformation.
Using some of the many different tutorials out there for fabric rosettes, I gathered my scissors, some felt, my glue gun, a needle thread and some beautiful metal buttons. I cut my strips and started twisting, turning and gluing the fabric to the felt to form my rosette. Then I simply sewed the button to the center.
I need to make some more as I have decided to make some for my Mom as well. Watch for the part two of the project to come!