Wednesday, November 02, 2011

101 Tees: Jazz up a Scarf with T-Shirt Roses

 Cozy Up with a Fall Scarf!

With a few simple tattered roses made from old tees you can jazz up a plain scarf in just a few minutes.  I used hot glue to make the roses and to attach them, of course you could also use a hand stitch.  To see other tattered rose projects visit this link.


 Begin with a 3 fall colored tees.  

Begin to cut the the tees into strips.

You will 1 strip per rose.  They can be anywhere from 1" to 4" wide.  The narrower the strip, the small the rose.  The length can vary in size too.  19" long is plenty.  You can piece strips together to make a long one.  The longer the strip the wider the rose.

Add a drop of hot to the corner of the strip.

 Fold the strip over.

 Fold the end into a triangle shape.

Fold the and turn the strip in the center to form the center of the rose. Hot glue to secure.

 Bring the strip to the back and glue to secure.

Keep folding, rolling and gluing.  

Secure the end of the strip to the backside with a drop of glue.

Make 3 different colored roses in 3 different sizes.

Hot glue the roses to the end of a scarf.

 Gather some buttons or cover your own with fabric.

Hot glue the buttons in the center of the flowers.

Wear It With Pride!


  1. Wonderful idea!! Thank you for the tut as well. I love being able to take some of my clothes and things and giving them new life. These roses will be perfect!!


  2. Wow I have a lot of old Tees that I can sew do this!! I love it thanks for the great Idea!

  3. Thank you! I love the idea of using your old tees to create beautiful flowers for my knitted scarves...Christmas ideas are flowing!

  4. These are just gorgeous!
    This might sound like a funny question and it's off topic of the flowers...but where did you get that cute pink rubber finger tip thingy that is shown in picture #6?
    I know that office supply stores have rubber fingers, but they are cute like that one.
    Also, I'm thinking/hoping that the one you are wearing there is actually heat proof. That would be awesome when using a glue gun.
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Lisa,

      They are Hot Glue Gun Helpers! Check them out here:

      Thanks, Cathie

  5. this is absolutely darling! i just jazzed up my own scarf for fall/winter :) i linked your tutorial in my blog post!

    follow me if you like what you see!


  6. I still can't make those blasted things.The only flower I have trouble with. Guess you'll have to do a demo for me next time we're together! Geeze!! xox

  7. Great ideas, but I think my time to do that sort of thing has passed. Cheers for you, though.

  8. Now Im going to the local thrift shop to find old scarfs and t-shirt!! Can we say awesome christmas idea????


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