Prize Ribbon Rosette Image Brooches

Here is a project I came up with last year when designing a craft for a workshop. This wasn’t the final craft I shared, but wanted to dig it back out to share on my blog. They are little prize ribbon rosettes with images used for the centerpieces. Unfortunately, I didn’t shoot step shots of the process, so I’ll do my best to describe how they were made.I’ve been collecting vintage paint-by-numbers for some time now and thought small vignettes pulled from a couple of them would make great centerpiece images for the rosettes. Here are a few from my collection.I scanned sections of my paintings and reduced the images to fit 1-inch x 1.25-inch oval wooden disks that are 3/16-inch thick. You can see in the first photo that I modified the some of the colors in the paintings in Photoshop to match my different ribbons, such as the flower stand umbrella and flowers. I printed the images to a printable cotton fabric sheet, trimmed them out 1/4-inch larger than the disk, ran the cotton piece through my Xyron Sticker Maker and wrapped the piece over and around the disk. I didn’t coat the final piece- I preferred the cotton fabric finish.

I strung enough beads onto upholstery thread to circle the disk, I tied off the string, placed it around the outer disk and glued it secure from the backside with Beacon 3-In-1 craft glue. I used two rows of small beads on one brooch. I then made petals or ruffles from ribbon adhered them to the back of the disk to create the rosette, adding one or two extra strips cut at angles as tails. I finished the pieces off with pinback hardware covering the bases of the hardware with scrap leather to hide all the glue and raw ribbon ends of the rosette.

I used the group photo from a previous post for this brooch.

These make really fun gifts. My pheasant brooch was given away in a pin exchange at the event I mentioned earlier. I just love brooches! Don’t you?

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13 Responses to Prize Ribbon Rosette Image Brooches

  1. #1 - Jamie says:

    Those are absolutely adorable! I don’t see how you out do yourself every time! You are so creative!

  2. #2 - Katherine says:

    I love brooches too! I buy vintage ones all the time. I collect Patriotic jewelry; I also buy big brooches to put on my winter coats; and if I’m not wearing a spiffy necklace, I’ve got one of my vintage brooches on.

  3. #3 - PennyA says:

    I LOVE these :) …this would be a great way to incorporate favorite photos or images of one’s work, too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. #4 - Kokopelli says:

    Cathe, those are so cute! I never heard of printable cotton fabric, but I think papaer napkins or even a nice printed cotton fabric would do the job. Thanks for sharing this amazing project!

  5. #5 - Nicky Ovitt says:

    WOW!
    another of your lovely interpretations!

  6. #6 - marissa says:

    Love this idea they are super cute!

  7. #7 - Cindy Is Crafty says:

    I love, love, love the fruit card image! Also, the photog image is marvelous, too. Would you be silling to chare the scans of those images? I have a photog friend that loves brooches, I would like to make one for.

  8. #8 - karen says:

    I love these! My favorite is the brooch with the photo of all the girls! So cute! karen….

  9. #9 - Lifestyle Crafts says:

    Love these, great idea! :)

  10. #10 - macati says:

    they are so cute…

  11. #11 - Karen on Bainbridge Island, WA says:

    I too collect paint-by-number paintings. They are so fun. I’ve never seen any like the little city scenes you used for the brooches. Astonishingly creative, as always.

  12. You are so creative Cathe! I love what you have done with those VPBN images, very sweet!

  13. #13 - Melanie says:

    Hi Cathe, Thanks for the cute brooch idea as well as your free blog buttons! I grabbed one for myself and posted on my blog about them. thank you again!