Good morning to you!!
What better way to greet the morning than with flowers? Flowers that don't involve sewing. :O) Yay!
They are so easy. (It's scandalous!)
(Aaaand, we're just going to pretend today that all these photos were blurry on purpose. It's artistic...yeah...that's it!) :o)
Very artistic. :o)
I love her. She ate about 2 pounds of strawberries today. (Literally!)
These flowers are so quick, you'll want to make one for every person you know. Let's make some!
1. We're going to start with some circles.
Trace a mug or glass or anything circular onto paper for your pattern. (Choose a circle that is the same size that you want your finished flower to be.) Use your pattern to cut 7 circles of your desired fabric. (I like using knit or nylon because it won't fray. If you're using a fabric that frays, use fray check on the edges after you cut your circles) Then cut one circle out of felt, about half the size of your 7 circles.
Shown: seven 3" satin circles with another seven 3" in chiffon. I layered the chiffon with the satin for a little extra fanciness. 2" felt circle.
2., 3. Fold your circles in half, then in half again.
4. Snip off the tip and hot glue four of the folded circles to the felt piece. They should fit together snugly, with a small open square in the center.
5. Fold, snip and glue the last three in the center of the flower.
6. Add a button, bead or broach in the center.
7. Glue a safety pin or hair clip(both!) to the back! Done!
Try cutting out your circles with pinking shears, too!
You can also make things a little fancier by snipping 5 little triangles out of your circles to make petal shapes:
Super fun, super easy!
But I have to warn you, they are kind of addicting!
If you're big into the craft blogging world, you may have seen this tutorial around, I certainly have. But I just recently got around to trying them. Goodness! I didn't even know! They are so fun to make! I hope you make some. You could even whip up a couple before a certain holiday tomorrow. I'm sure you already have a gift ready for Mom, but why not throw a flower or two on the top of the box? Much better than a paper bow.
Hope you're having a great weekend!