Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ANOTHER flower tutorial and by far the easiest!

First of all THANKS so much for the comment/luv. WOW thanks for helping me celebrate my 200th blog post,( don't forget to enter here) You made my day! It's so cool being greeted by such genuine good wishes ... way cool... so for your crafting pleasure ( I just couldn't wait until next week) I give you...
And its an easy one too. All it really is glue-fold-twist. There are no mistakes!
You start with a backing material (like felt, or heavy muslin). You can use either a clear tacky glue (like the one pictured) or a glue gun (easy& fast but you have to be careful not to burn your fingers like me!) Use a strip of fabric in the color and style you want. The heavier the fabric, the bulkier the flower. The strip of fabric should be 2inches or less by about 12 to 30inches depending how big you want your flower. Fold the 2inches in half and press.
Make a knot at the end of the strip. This will be the center of the flower
with the knot between your thumb and forefinger, wrap the 'tail' piece around it. make a twist...
this is the twist and fold part, twist and fold.. this is just the little bud part and its easier to start in your hand rather than glue the knot and then twist and fold.
dollop of glue on your stabilizing fabric..
put your 'bud' on the glue, and here you begin the glue-fold-twist. You are folding the flower fabric and twisting the stabilizing fabric. One also might even roll the flower fabric.
glue, fold, twist You do NOT have to have a solid line of glue, you are just tacking it down as often as needed.
glue (over the knot tail) fold, twist
you have been twisting (the stabilizing fabric) in a circle. When you have the size flower you want you will need to cut the end off of the flower fabric...
glue twist AND TUCK the end under the flower
And there is your flower,
when the glue is dry, cut off the excess stabilizing fabric
Make all different sizes!
and colors
and get really carried away
and even embellish the middle of the flowers...
and then glue some together in your favorite colors (turquoise and brown) and make a necklace~ for ONE OF YOUR WINNERS
So don't forget to enter my 200th blog post contest here
Thanks for coming! hope it was fun to learn ANOTHER fabric flower!

7 Wonderful People Who Commented:


You make it look so easy! they are gorgeous...do you sell them?

blueviolet said...

You make it all look so easy!

The Redhead Riter said...

Love this flower...great photos to explain the process. Just found your blog. Very fun!

Nina @Your Memories Captured said...

I have tried to make these soooo many times and never thought to use a stabilizing fabric. Maybe now mine will turn out looking like more than a blob. Thanks so much!

PS: found you on BCD

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial - I can't wait to try it!

Heather said...

I want to try this too, thanks for sharing! And a big thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog, made my day. :)
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Gracefully Vintage said...

Those little flowers are adorable- i can think of so many uses for them already.. Love your blog too, just became a new follower- cant wait to chk bk for more-
Just love it.
so glad i found you