How to Make Roses Out of Baby Washcloths

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Suzie Faloon

    About the Author

    Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for various websites. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.

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    You can surprise a special mom-to-be with an adorable washcloth rose bouquet for a creative and useful gift in one. Baby washcloth roses also make adorable decorations for gift packages and diaper cake centerpieces and can be made into a corsage for the mom-to-be at her baby shower, too. Pin washcloth roses to an ordinary stuffed animal to dress it up or secure washcloth roses to dowels and arrange them in a vase for a one-of-a-kind hospital gift when the baby is born.

    Things You'll Need

    • Baby washcloths
    • Thread and needle
    • Silk leaves
    • dowel stick, pen or wire floral stem
    • Floral tape

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    Spread a baby-size washcloth out flat on to your work surface. Thread a needle with a double strand of thread that matches the color of the washcloth. Knot the end of the thread.

    Fold the washcloth in quarters.

    Start at one end and begin to roll the cloth very tightly like a jellyroll. Roll twice to form the inner rosebud. Insert the needle into the washcloth midway down the rosebud. Take a short stitch into the cloth to secure the bud and outer part of the washcloth to one another.

    Continue to roll up the the washcloth around the "bud" to create a fuller rose. Roll at a slight angle on each turn to help create the floral shape and continue until the entire washcloth is rolled. Secure with a few more stitches. Double-stitch the thread and cut the end of it.

    Sew a small silk rose leaf to the rose with a few securing stitches. You can secure the rose to a dowel stick, pen or wire floral stem by wrapping the bottom of the flower to the top of the support piece with floral tape.

    References

    • Baby Shower Ideas - Perfect for Your Party; Linda Alchin, et al.