A dinner party detail that is always so easy to do but really makes a bit splash at parties is the decoration on the back of your chair. There are so many ways to makes these, and just as many to accent them. For our “we are so thankful” kids’ thanksgiving, I chose to make a simple wrap and tie of fabric. The rosettes were a beautiful accent, but you could use just about anything to finish off the centers with flair. Try these in red for Christmas or in your next dinner party’s theme colors!
Hemstiched Chair Tie Backs
- 1/3 yard fabric
- Embroidery floss
- 8 inches ribbon
- 3 fabric roses
Step 1. Cut a 12 inch x 44 inch (or wider) piece of fabric in the color of your choice.
Step 2. Fold over and iron 1/4 inch long edges of the fabric.
Step 3. Using a wide-eyed needle and embroidery floss, whipstich the ironed edges.
Step 4. Tie to chair. Wrap around chair with the ends to the back. Cross the free ends over each other and tie tightly with ribbon. Pull on the ends to fit as close to the chair as possible.
Step 5. Glue the roses in desired arrangement to a small piece of felt, cutting off any visible excess. Pin the arrangement to cover the ribbon on the chair back.
- 1 inch wide x 20-44 inch strips of fabric
- Hot glue
Step 1. Fold the strip of fabric in half along its length, then in half again.
Step 2. Tie a knot in the end of the strip of fabric.
Step 3. Roll the fabric tightly around the knot several times. Use hot glue to hold the roll in place
Step 4. Fold the fabric at an angle and wrap tightly around the center. Apply glue every few fold and wraps to make sure the rose stays together.
Step 5. When your rose is the size you desire, cut the leftover fabric and glue the end to the bottom of the rose.
Tie your hemstiched fabric across the back of your chair with a piece of ribbon, and add the rosettes. You’ll have Thanksgiving chair tie backs that are fabulous!
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