Make fabric flowers

This is my little Lily bug.  I have to admit I never thought I’d be one of those moms who dress their daughter in froufrou wear. It all started with making a fabric flower.  And now I can’t help myself… one flower after another. I dare you to make only one.

Let’s get started.

Cut a 2” diameter circle from the stiff felt. I bought my stiff felt from Hobby Lobby.

Make fabric flowers

Cut 6 pieces of lace 2 inches long. (I only show 5 pieces here but I use 6.)  Hot glue the lace all the way around the felt.

Cut 4 pieces of ribbon 8 inches long.  Fold both ends in to the middle. Apply a small amount of hot glue to keep the ribbon folded.  Do this for all 4 sections of ribbon.

make fabric flowers

Center and hot glue one folded ribbon on the top side of the stiff felt circle.  Do this for the next 3 ribbons.  Trim the lace if it sticks out further than you like.

Make fabric flowers

Cut 8 circles from floral fabric ranging from one inch to two inches in diameter.  Hot glue all the floral fabric circles from largest on bottom to smallest on top.  Hot glue the button to the center of the flower.

The real deal: It cost me about $2 in materials to make this.

Head on over to this headband tutorial to complete the look.

Go and be pretty,

  1. Estou amando as flores que idéias que estão sendo enviadas, amo artesanato e qualquer idéia nova é uma dádiva. São maravilhosas! Obrigada!

  2. Thank you so much for posting the instructions. It's a great flower and great colors too.

  3. Thank you! I made 2 of these bows with different fabric/ribbon last week for a 1st birthday party. She loved them, I made one headband and one pin for her winter coat. Adorable and so easy once you've made the first one. I wanted to make like 10 more. Thanks so much for the easy to follow instructions and great pictures.

  4. Awww so cute, now I want to make a bunch for my niece. Thanx for sharing, I'm loving this!!!

  5. Oh, how adorable!  I love the different textures and styles of each layer!  Thanks for sharing… great pics and clear instructions.: )

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