Flowers

Roxy

Roxy

A spunky little flower…

I added one to my daughter's hat. So adorable!

Start with 4 strips of tulle one inch wide by 30 inches long. I folded each strip in half 2 times just to save time on stitching. You could leave it unfolded and the flower would look the same. The tulle tends to catch and tangle on itself so I like to work with shorter strips.

Thread a needle with matching thread and tie a knot at the end of one strip.

Weave through the tulle with the needle. When you reach the end of one strip, start with another. Cinch the tulle as you go.

Cinch it tightly. Sew the end to the beginning and tie a knot.

Once you close the loop it will look like the one on the left. Separate the tulle pieces and you will get a fuller effect like the one on the right.

The Real Deal: It cost me less than $0.25 to make one flower.

Go and be pretty,

 

Pomela

Pomela

It's been pouring rain, which I love.  Do you like thunder storms?  Since I'm in a chipper mood I want to make something bright.  This perfect little pom pom flower will quench my need. Why don't you join me…

Start with a circular piece of felt about 1.75 inches in diameter and a 12 inch by 1.5 inch strip of felt. Fold the strip in half and glue along the long edge.  Cut one side multiple times along the entire length.  Hot glue the start of the strip onto the outer edge of the circle piece. 

When you finish the first round, cut the strip and start another round.  Keep doing this until you run out. 

Ain't she a beauty?  Wouldn't it make a popping addition to your outfit on any day, much less a rainy one?

The Real Deal:  It costs about $0.25 per flower.

Do indulge me by sending me pictures of your crafts made from my tutorials.  I can't wait to see them!

Go and be pretty,

Delilah

Delilah

Isn't this flower lovely?  I've added them to hair clips, brooches, headbands, and well… everything else.

Start with a 1.5 inch felt circle cut out and 8 singed pieces of fabric.  4 circles are 1 inch in diameter and 4 are 2 inches in diameter.  I'm not sure what kind of fabric this is… found it in the scrap container in the clearance section of a fabric store.  Great place to look for projects like this by the way.

Fold each circle in half two times.  Starting with the larger cut outs, hot glue each one to the felt. 

Once you are finished gluing the cutouts, glue a button to the center.  Doesn't this make you want to smile?  

The Real Deal:  It cost me less than $1.50 to make this flower. 

Go and be pretty,

 

 

Hannah

Hannah

Let’s just jump right into making this flower

Start with a piece of fabric 3 inches wide by 24 inches long.   Twist it really tight.

Fold it in half and it will twist together on its own.

Hot glue the unfolded end under to create the center of the flower.   Continue wrapping around until you get to the folded end, gluing periodically.

The real deal:  It cost less than $0.30 to make one flower.

Are you addicted to making fabric flowers yet?

Go and be pretty,

Olivia

Olivia

I REALLY like the simplicity of these flowers.  They are SO easy to make.

Start with a circular felt cut out about 4 inches in diameter.  Cut a spiral all the way from the edge to the center of the felt.  Curl and glue the spiraled felt until you've created a flower.  Although I added a button to a couple of these flowers, I think they are so pretty all by themselves.

If you notice, the red and brown flowers above have wavy edges.  Instead of cutting a straight line spiral (if that makes sense), cut a wavy line along your spiral.

The real deal:  It cost me about $0.20 to make one of these flowers.

How about you?  Do you prefer elaborate or simple flowers?

Go and be pretty,

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