August 14, 2010

Fabric Flower Arrangement

So, I spent my Friday night with my lovely friends( left to right it's me, Devin, and Sommer), and woke up a little on the tired side, BUT I knew I couldn't miss out on the infamous Saturday morning Yard Sale-ing. I'm SO glad I went! I got tons of cool stuff, and some things to make the craft of the day!
First, I went to Evergreen. Got some nice assorted flowers, and planted them in this cute little pot. I spray painted it a light brownish color. You can't tell in the picture, but the big flowers have PINK leaves and stems. My mind was blown, and it had to be mine. I  love pink.
Then, I got SUPER excited. While thrifting I got all those clothes, a NEW sewing machine, and some fabric. I paid $5 !!!! God was especially good to me today. :) I think the cats were pretty excited, too! haha Zoey is the black kitty, and Scout is the orange and white one.

Now, on to the craft! Night Owl Crafting had an awesome tutorial for making some little pinwheel flower decorations. I did mine pretty much just like that, except tweaked it to make it a little more personal. Anyways, I'll post how I did it! And here.... is the final result! I LOVE it.
Vase or little dish
Pebbles, rocks, beads, etc. to fill the container
Various buttons
Wooden Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
Adhesive Fabric Paper

So, first you cut your pieces of fabric. I made 2  6in by 6in, 2 that were 4.5 by 4.5, and 3 that were 3 by 3.
Then, you take a piece of fabric and iron on the adhesive paper. Then, put the matching sized different fabric on top of. Iron for about 15 seconds to get the two pieces of fabric to stick together.

You fold the paper in a little triangle. Cut starting at the tip at the top of the picture. Cut almost to the other end, but make sure you DO NOT cut all the way up. 

Next, you unfold it, and refold the triangle shape in the opposite direction. Cut the same way as mentioned above. When you are done, open the fabric. It should look like this...
Then, you start with one piece of the folded fabric. You hot glue every other piece down to the middle. This will make the flower shape.
 Last, you hot glue the button in the middle and wrap your sticks with ribbon.
Fill your glass with rocks, then stick your little fabric flowers down it, and you're finished! I also used my extra ribbon to tie a bow around the vase. I added some buttons, too! What do you think??


  1. I love this so much. I can't wait to make it. You are so crafty!

  2. i loooove it! you make me need to craft right now

  3. These are adorable! How interesting that we are both seniors working on a degree in early childhood education and development!

  4. I actually make paper pinwheels with my students that are in the 2nd grade....Theirs are attached to straws by brad fasteners....
    Can these spin on the wooden dowl rod? I love the button in the middle....totally jazzes it up!


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