Friday, April 23, 2010

My attempt

So I fell in love with the fabric flowers that American Crafts posted a tutorial for
and had to try it. After burning my fingers time and time again with the hot glue gun, I managed to finish a few. I used pieces of fabric I had in my stash (which frayed more than the fabric paper reference in the American Crafts tutorial) but as long as you spin or twist the fabric, it still works, just more challenging. Also I used felt to back mine and just found random circles of stuff to make templates for so I could make all kinds of sizes, here are a few.

These are all about 2 to 1 1/2 inches wide, with cotton fabric and felt backs and random brads for the centers. The one in the top right corner is my attempt with tule, it didn't make a full circle but was interesting so I shared it too :)

A solo of the tule flower.
Anyway, these are relatively fast to make and have endless color combos to play with, just watch your fingers as you grab the outside if you are using a glue gun. The fabric-tac they suggested works but it takes longer to dry and grab the fabric so I chose the dangerous route :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!


1 comment:

  1. I love these! And the brad in the centre of the tulle flower is gorgeous :)