December Daily Craft, 8

Fabric Flowers IDEAS of How to Use Fabric Flowers - Use them as bows while wrapping Christmas presents! - Sew tiny flowers to a bobby pin and wear it in your hair! - Stitch a pin backing onto the back and wear it on your clothing, shirt or fanny pack :] How to make Rosettes/Yo-Yo's 1) Cut a circle from fabric; any size. 2) Tie a knot in the end of an embroidery thread, and stitch around the circle. 3) Once you reach the end of the circle, pull the thread till the edges of the circle pucker together. 4) To keep the pucker tight, tie two knots close to the fabric. 5) Flatten the pucker down/so it sits in the center. 6) Stitch a button into the center. Shank buttons look the best. How to make Petal Flowers 1) Cut a circle from fabric; any size. 2) Tie a knot in the end of an embroidery thread. 3) Stitch a line from the outside edge to the circles center. 4) Don't tie or trim the threads yet. NOTE: If you do 3 lines, you will make 3 petals. 5 lines = 5 petals. etc. 5) Once you've finished your stitched lines, pull all the thread tails (so they gather) and tie a double knot (on each) so the gathers stay put. 6) Turn over, quickly arrange the petals and add a button to the front. Another Idea: I added a few rosettes and flowers to the Tinsel Wreath idea Rachel shared at the RVA Blog :] Enjoy! These are really fun to make :]

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! You are a busy bee making all these cool decorations!

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  2. So awesome!!!! Great ideas!!!! (& instructions!) Thanks, Leigh-Ann!!!

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  3. Eeek! These are fantastic!!!

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  4. Thanks for the tuts on making the rosettes and the flower petals. I'm going to try these out, they do look like fun! :)

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  5. in LOVE!!!! thanks so much for sharing! going to make some tomorrow for sure! wooo hooooo!

    can't wait to see more! you're AWESOME!!!!

    xo!

    jari

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  6. ooh I loove love love those fabric flowers! So cute

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  7. beautiful!!thanck you for sharing!!

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  8. WOW there is so much amazing DIY goodness going on in this post, I love it!I'll be linking.

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  9. Awwwman, I think I just got bit by the yo-yo bug again! Think I'm going to make a few more of these after seeing your crafty post! :D Love the houndstooth!!!!

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  10. Great Idea. I think I am going to spend this weekend making fun yummy LA stuff.

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  11. I wanted to tell you that I make these cute little round flowers contantly! My friends are in lvoe with them :)
    Thanks!!
    I have yet to try the ones with petals, though..
    -Hannah

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  12. what pretty wee things! you dont happen to have a tutorial for fabric bows do you? your instructions are always so simple and clear. i love them x

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  13. you can never go wrong with houndstooth!

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