Tuesday, July 5, 2011

No-Sew Fabric Flower

I am always trying to find ways to use up fabric scraps. This fabric flower is a great way to use up scraps and make a hairclip, brooch, or accent for anything you like!

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Supplies:

2 coordinating fabrics--less than 1/8 yard of each
fabric covered button form
Hot glue gun
scissors
small square of felt

Cut 6 large circles from your scraps...they don't have to be perfect, just uniform in shape.  Fold each circle in half, then into thirds.

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Cut 5 smaller circles from more scraps...again, not perfect but smaller than those you just cut.

Fold each circle in half, then into thirds, as shown.

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Using your scissors, round off the top, so that you have a nice petal shape.

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Open up each petal, then fold in half, making sure to not line up your petals. Fold in half again. Put a dab of glue in the fold to keep each petal folded.

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Arrange the larger circles, slightly overlapping, on your piece of felt.  Once all the larger circles are down, start arranging your smaller circles in the same way.

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Once you arrange the bottom layer, arrange the second layer. When you layer the 5th petal, lift up the first petal and slide the 5th petal under.

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I like the Dritz brand of fabric covered buttons. You can easily pinch together that little metal loop in the back and then lock your fabric onto the back in the teeth.

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Snap on the back of your fabric covered button. Attach to the center of your flower and you have a beautiful flower!

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These flowers can be made smaller or larger with as many layers as you like.  They are so versatile and can accent anything.  You can attach it to an alligator clip, french clip, headband, purse, pillow...honestly, just about anything!

9 comments:

  1. I think that is a darling idea. I am always looking out for ideas for our church craft stall. Something that won't cost too much to make and sell. Thank you

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  2. Cute flowers and a great use of scraps.

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  3. I think I may be able to do this! :)

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  4. Thanks for posting this tutorial! I have a ton of scraps left. I can even see a ring or an entire necklace made this way!

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  5. lovely! i pinned it!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/240460594/

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  6. These are so cute! I am a new follower! i'd love to have you stop by my blog! http://justaprimarygirl.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank You so much for the wonderful ideas these are great and so easy :) I get so many compliments on them.

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  8. Great tutorial, thanks so much!

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