This is a little last-minute..but if you're still looking to make a centerpiece for your Christmas table this one is pretty easy.
It's the same as the other fabric rose topiary I made, but this time I took more photos of the process as some of you had asked.
Cut strips of fabric:
35 cm (14 inches) by 6 cm (2.5 inches)
I made 72 roses to cover a styrofoam ball of 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter.
Fold them in half lengthwise and press with an iron.
Tie a knot at one end - that will be the "center" of the rose.
Apply hot glue as you fold the fabric around the knot.
Keep turning, and glueing into place.
Once in a while, twist the fabric. It will give each rose a more uneven, unique look.
Keep turning, folding, glueing and once in while twisting.
Using straight pins, attach the roses to the styrofoam ball.
Sometimes I used 2 or even 3 pins per rose.