Rolled Roses Bib Necklace DIY

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So this is in no way original, but I've finally jumped on the band wagon and made some rolled rose bib necklaces.  I haven't decided how to string them yet, I am thinking ribbon, but am still open to suggestions. I know there are a lot of tutorials out there on this so I'm just going to go through the basics and if you need more details you can ask.
Lay out your rolled roses on a piece of felt how you would like them.  With your favorite fabric glue, tack each one down with a good amount of glue. The glue will help stiffen your bib so as long as you don't get messy you can't have to much (in my opinion). 
Allow to dry, then trim as close as you can so that the felt is not seen from the front.
As I mentioned, I wasn't sure how I wanted to string my necklace so I put rings on each end that will allow me to attach pretty much anything to it.  To attach the rings I used a glob of the same fabric glue with the ring half on the felt.  (that will make more sense when you see a pic of it coming up).

I also knew I didn't want to leave the felt exposed as I didn't want it to pill.  I used a scrap of white cotton fabric, covered the felt with fabric glue and sandwiched the rings between the felt and the cotton.  Allow to dry and again trim.  When you get to the rings (if you choose to use them like I did) cut a little extra tab in the cotton and pull through the ring.  Fold over and tack so that your ring is even more secure.

If you want you can use a bit of fray check on your roses or on the back cotton. You can also add a bit of sparkle in random centers, or leave plain, I was torn with this one and think it looked great either way. I used enough glue that I didn't need to.  I can't wait to wear this one with a white T or tank and jeans.  I was thinking maybe a yellow ribbon to string it, the yellow I have on hand is to wide and didn't lay nice.

I also made this one the same way...
The white rose was done the same way as the rolled roses but instead of twisting the fabric I was gathering. Again, not sure if I should use ribbon or chain on this one.  Suggestions?


  1. Great project! I vote for chain.


  2. Yep... vote number 2 here for chain. Love the fabrics you used.


  3. I like the idea of continuing the frayed fabric look by continuing with ripped fabric or ribbon. Chain seems a little harsh against the textiles {but I tend to be whimsical, so I may be way off}.

  4. I love this style of necklace! I'm going to have to make one for myself soon!

  5. the bottom one you made is gorgeous!i actually plan to make a headband using a similar style as these necklaces because i found one in a store that i loved but wasn't quite the way i like, i'm hoping it works.

  6. I would keep it soft looking and use ribbon or fabric for the sides.......and you can always change it up too

  7. love love love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. So pretty! Make it interchangeable...ribbon or chain, depending on what you wear it with...

  9. Adorable!! I have been wanting to make something like this too. I love making those rolled flowers. How cute for spring!!

    I stumbled it for you :)


  10. I think the ribbon would look best with that soft, delicate fabric. I think we reeeeeaally need a video tutorial on that gorgeous white rose, ah, its just perfect! Gathering instead of rolling, huh?? I'm such a visual person....huge disadvantage for me. Hopefully you'll feel sorry and post some pictues, hint hint! (teehee)

  11. Those are beautiful. I like that you can change the chain or ribbon too. I going to have to try making one of these.

  12. i'm thinking chain... & i love your color combo!

    ps-thanks again for the tip on the 'doodling' book.. i'm keeping my eye out to pick up a copy & i bought an embroidery hoop today! eek! i'm excited to get started! :) thanks for the push!

  13. Those are so cute, I might try to make one! Hopping over from TTJ Weekend Wrap Up!

  14. I am wearing mine right now! Made it and love it! Here is the finished product!


  15. LOVE the necklace, I'm going to start one right now. I reckon a dark leather-esque thong with it - maybe plaited for the bottom one. Guess you can chop n change to match your outfit with the rings!

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  19. Love both necklaces! I would also make it interchangeable so you can do what you like depending on your mood/clothing choice. Love it!! I made mine out of fabric fat quarters. Mine were pinks, greens, and purples. I also added burlap leaves and a vintage looking chain. Sandy G