Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easy Fabric Flowers from Creative University!

My fabulous cabin mate, Mystique (great name, huh?) taught me how to make these super easy fabric flowers. All you need is two kinds of synthetic fabric (here a satin and a sheer), contrasting green sheer fabric for leaves, a candle and some matches, needle and thread, center decorative brad, hot glue and pin.
To start, cut rough squares about 4", 3" and 2" (1 of each fabric). Then, using scissors, make into a four petal flower by rounding edges and cutting into middle.  Don't worry if it's not perfect.  All the better.

Then, light candle and carefully, sear the edges by running the edge of the fabric along the flame.  You can see some of the edges got seared above but it adds character, in my opinion (LOL!).

Layer flower together with both fabrics. Tack flower to together with thread and needle. Cut contrasting green fabric square and tack that on.  Cut into center of flower so decorative brad can go through. Insert brad.  Hot glue on the pin backing.
Gorgeous, quick and easy!

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48 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I can think of many uses!

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  2. WOW Joy, that is so pretty! I want to go home and make one right now! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. WOW, I HAVE SEEN THIS DONE AND REALLY MUST TRY IT OUT...

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  4. Joy these flowers look sooo real, very pretty!!

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  5. I love new crafts! Crafters are wonderful people and they love to share their ideas! This is so pretty and so easy to make! Thank you for passing it on to us!

    Kathleen Baugh jbaugh1481@aol.com

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  6. Wow, that's beautiful. TFS
    Looks perfect for Easter or Mother's Day

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  7. I love flowers and I LOVE making them. TFS!!

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  8. Oh how beautiful looks real...and hey let's just say the tips received too many kisses from the sun 'cause you know when flowers are in the garden they do get that brownish edge...like a said too many kisses from the sun..ok...LOL You actually did a fantastic job....Can you be any more creative....geeze girl...now you and Melanie can have a flower off (lol)

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  9. Beautiful flower! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  10. Wow! They look so real! I love using flowers. I can't wait to share this. Thanks!

    vharrison 902 at gmail dot com

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  11. What a great idea......I will certainly try it!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  12. What a beautiful flower! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    smiles4mike0325@yahoo.com

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  13. I've been wanting to try this, your came out beautiful!

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  14. looking at the back, it looks like you cut it into 8 petals, not 4. Is it possible for you to post a photo of the cut squares before stitching them together (or email me a photo) - I'm having trouble visualizing, but I think these flowers are awesome!
    dwedelich at earthlink dot net

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  15. Very pretty and great instructions..this is going in my 'must try' bin although I doubt I could pull off one as nice as this. TFS! :)
    ♥Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997ataoldotcom

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  16. Momof4inArlingtonMarch 23, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    This is gorgeous! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Incidentally, I've used my heat gun to take the fray off the raw end of ribbon. This may be a little easier to control for some!

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  17. Thank you very much for sharing this Idea for the flowers. I was looking for a way to make something new.

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  18. Beautiful flowers Joy!!!!
    Thanks for sharing them with us!!


    Brenda W.

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  19. Those are adorable. They would make great hair clips for my girls!

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  20. OMG! I've been making a ton of paper flowers recently with a quilling kit. I can't wait to try this out. They are just beautiful. Thanks for posting this!

    adsmg@msn.com

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  21. Hi Joy-
    I have made several since we made these at CU- They make great gifts!
    remember the word is "organic"...LOL

    Lisa (CU 2012)

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  22. Beautiful flower - thanks for sharing. Have to give it a try and hopefully not burn the house down in the process. TFS

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  23. Beautiful flower - thanks for sharing. Have to give it a try and hopefully not burn the house down in the process. TFS

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  24. Beautiful flower - thanks for sharing. Have to give it a try and hopefully not burn the house down in the process. TFS

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  25. Beautiful flower - thanks for sharing. Have to give it a try and hopefully not burn the house down in the process. TFS

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  26. This is seriously adorable. I plan to make one for a dear friend. She will love it.
    Thanks so much for sharing, Karen

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  27. The flower is beautiful. I can't wait to try to make one!

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  28. Beautiful..
    Can yo do a shot tutorial.
    Dawn RI

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  29. This flower IS lovely! Thank, Joy, for the instructions on how to make it!

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  30. Gorgeous flower! Thanks for sharing it.

    SherriU

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  31. very pretty~ I am going to try this one! Thanks for sharing Joy you are the best!

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  32. wow, what a gorgeous flower!

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  33. Oh, what a pretty flower and sounds so easy to make. Thank you for sharing this.

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  34. Beautiful flower Joy. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions. I am definitely going to try this! You make it sound so easy. Thank you for all your hard work. Even if it is fun stuff, I know it is hard work keeping up with all the sharing and instructions! Thank you so much for all your time!

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  35. Great for Easter Sunday!These would work great for a Spring or Summer wreath!See what you started,Thanks for sharing!
    Rosebud222222222

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  36. Simply amazing! Will have to give that a try!
    susanJ in Atlanta

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  37. mY DAUGHTER IS HAVING A mIRROR, mIRROR BIRTHDAY PARTY ON fRIDAY. i DO BELIEVE EVERY GIRL NEEDS ONE OF THESE TO FEEL THEIR INNER PRINCESS! gUESS i'D BETTER GET TO WORK!

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  38. Your flower is really beautiful and the burnt edges add a realistic
    look. Having diffuculty making and would really love a video tutorial, looks like 8 petals???
    Please do a video, thanks for sharing your talents!

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  39. Love this flower. what a neat idea.

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  40. I LOVE FLOWERS AND IT'S SPRING. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO MAKE ONE. THANKS.

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  41. Your freebie is awesome! Thanks so much for posting!
    from Angelika from What is digital scrapbooking?

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