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Chic Chair Tie Backs with Fabric Rosettes

Chic Chair Tie Backs with Fabric Rosettes

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
  • Felt

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.

Ribbon Roses

These ribbon roses are fairly easy to make, but require a bit of time to complete. The size of your rose in the end will depend on the length of your strip of fabric, so plan accordingly! 


  • 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!

See the full “We are so Thankful” shoot here, part of the winter issue of Festivities Magazine. 

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.


Thursday 5th of November 2015

Hi, Paula ~ These are fun and festive! I love adding holiday details to unexpected places, and chair tie backs are a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

Denise/DIY Crush

Monday 2nd of November 2015

Oh I love this detailed tutorial!! I'd love to have you come over and link your post up to my craft party which starts at 7pm EST. and is new every Thursday! I also pin every post!


Saturday 5th of January 2013

Brilliant! Love your post and everything about your site! I'm coming back to download fonts soon! xo MAUREEN aka GoTechMom


Saturday 1st of December 2012

This is such a creative and gorgeous idea! I will have to try it. Have a wonderful weekend! xo Sharon


Monday 3rd of December 2012

Thanks, Sharon, and to you as well!