Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fabric Flower Tutorial

I wanted to share with you all how I made the fabric rosette for the Chevron Card I did for Mother's Day. The technique that I do in this tutorial is the same one that I used for some fabric lollipops that I made for my sister's graduation open house. (Be sure to watch for those posts. I CANNOT wait to share all the fun things we came up with!!!)

So on with the tutorial: 

Supplies: Circle Punch, Cardstock, Scissors, Fabric, Hot Glue Gun or Fabric Adhesive

First, you will need to decide how big you want your flower to be. Then you will need to punch out your circle. I used the 1 1/2" circle. 

My fabric was about 1/2" wide. It was actually a scrap so it varied from 1/2" to 3/4" so it definitely doesn't need to be precise. 

Place a dot of hot glue in the center. 

I fold the end of the fabric in half and then attach. There is usually plenty enough glue to "seep" through both layers and secure it in place.

Now you are going to twist and wrap around the center. (Please ignore my horrible need for a manicure. Lucky for me I'm not aspiring to be a hand model :-) )

Put a line of hot glue around center. 

Continue to wrap and twist fabric on to hot glue. Don't worry to much about the messy glue, it comes off pretty easy when dry. 

You will have a tail at the end. You want to make sure you just have enough to pull the tail to the back,

Like this. Tack it down with a dot of hot glue. 

Now punch another circle the same size from the cardstock.  

Attach it to the back to cover up the tail. This part is optional depending on what you are using the flower for.

Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the finished flower. I'm really not sure how I managed to do that but I did.  I mean really?? Anyhow, here is a close up of some I made that added a button to the center. 

I think they are so pretty! Here are a few different ways that you can use them. 

Fabric Lollipops made from jersey knit fabric. (Stay Tuned for the Graduation Cake Reveal and see how we used these on the cake!!!)

Do you make fabric flowers? I think I could make them for almost everything if I had the time.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 13, 2012. Thanks again.


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