On with the quest to conquer fabric flower making…

Isn't little Ellie so cute?

Start with 24 inches of 4mm decorative trim. You can find trim like this on a roll in the ribbon section of a craft store. This will yield a 1.25 inch diameter flower. Tie knots the entire length of the trim.

Make the knots close together. Keep on tying…

This is what you should have now.

Cut off the ends. Swirl the trim in a circle.

Put a blob of hot glue on a piece of felt. Place the flower on the glue and hold it down until the glue dries.

Cut away the excess felt. And there you have an Ellie.

Add your little Ellie to a clip or headband. Either way, she'll be a cute one!

The Real Deal: It cost less than $0.50 to make one.

Go and be pretty,

  1. What a very pretty flower! I'll have to see if we have some trim layer around. :-D

  2. how smart it is…very nice…thanks for the tutorial

  3. I have been looking for the decorative trim at craft stores and haven't been able to find it yet. Do you know of any specific stores that carry it?

    • Ali – I bought my trim from Hobby Lobby in the same section as the ribbon. It came on a roll just like ribbon does. Try stores that cater towards sewing such as JoAnn's and Hancock's. From my experience Michael's does not have much fabric and other sewing options so I imagine they would not have decorative trim. Hope this helps!

  4. Hi!
    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.
    Nancy Ward

  5. I found some of this trim in the scrap bin for .17 cents! I love the cute clip it made. Thanks your the best!

  6. I love this! So many flowers and cute ideas on this site! Great posts…..keep up the good work!

  7. oh man… you have the most awesome flowers! i have to try this! thanks again for sharing.

  8. gosh you are so creative , i am in love with your creations they are gorgeous , thanks so much for sharing them with the world i am so tickled to have found you ,
    kindest regards
    georgia from ohio

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