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Sunday, January 24, 2010

{burlap flowers}

HOW adorable are these burlap flowers? They are so incredibly easy (and cheap) to make, and are super cute. They really make the perfect accessory--whether pinned on a jacket, attached to a headband, or clipped in your hair. In addition, because burlap is such a neutral color, it makes it a very versatile piece, and can be worn with numerous colors and styles. I am in love with these!! I am a huge fan of anything burlap, and when I wanted to use up some scraps I had that weren't big enough for anything else, I knew this was the perfect thing.
My little Emma is modeling the headband and flower, but you can bet I will be wearing them too! These are darling on big girls and little girls alike. I also used my jacket as an example, but think how cute it would be on a little girl's coat (I'm already thinking of making more for my girls' peacoats), along the edge of a white shirt, or even as an added embellishment on a pair of jeans?

  • burlap--scraps work well!
  • flower template (I found one online)
  • scissors
  • buttons
  • needle and thread
  • pin with a back on it
  • small piece of felt
  • headband
  • alligator clip (these are pretty cheap at Sally Beauty Supply, or similar store)
  • hot glue
  • Using double stick tape, adhere your template to the burlap, then cut it out with scissors. I found this works much better than even tracing it on with a pencil--the tape will keep it in place while you cut out the flower.
  • I made 2 different kinds of flowers...1: a layer of 5 flowers, all the same size, and 2: a layer of 3 flowers that are all different sizes, with the bottom flower being the largest and going smaller each time.
  • Stack your flowers, and sew your button in the center.
  • Bend up the edges of the petals, so it looks a little more crinkled, giving it more depth.

  • Hot glue the small piece of felt on the back of the flower, then glue on your pin. I'm not sure what they are technically called, but they are the pins with the small backing that you can attach to something.
  • Hot glue a small piece of grosgrain ribbon along the length of your alligator clip, and then a small piece of felt on to the bottom of the burlap flower.
  • Now you can glue your flower to the alligator clip!
  • For the headband, just hot glue the flower directly to it. You could also cover your headband in ribbon or fabric first!



Blogger steffany said...

These are adorable, I love them on the headbands, especially against your daughters dark hair, I am thinking darker flowers will work better for my little blondes.

I am excited to try this, I love the ideas you share and am rather addicted to it. THANKS!

January 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger The Girl Creative said...

You come up with the best stuff. Love them! I'm dying to get to hobby lobby and pick up supplies (and burlap is top on my list)! :)

January 24, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger De Javu Crafts said...

Cute CUTe...i love the headband..i will def be doing that...thanks for sharing...
i posted a giveway...come on over and check it out

January 24, 2010 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger jenjen said...

Very cute! I love burlap. I really need to make some of those!


January 25, 2010 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Love them. I will have to give them a try. Thanks.

January 25, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I am pulling out my burlap asap!! I love how simple this project is!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a fabulous day!

January 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Julie Bagamary said...

So cute yet simple.

January 27, 2010 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger zafran said...

Yea!you have done a great job i like it thank,s for great shearing please keep it. gifts send to

October 30, 2010 at 3:40 AM  
OpenID kkchoppedliver said...

I love this! I want to make one to put on a collage I am making for my sister who giving me part of her living in a living donor liver transplant in 3 weeks! Do you know where I can find a simple flower like that to use to trace? When I try to draw a box somehow it turns into a circle, my artistic capabilities don't extend to my drawing lol :)

July 23, 2011 at 5:05 PM  

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