Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Torn Fabric Flower Tutorial

Last week I shared a tutorial with you on how to create some super cute flower embellishments using scraps of ribbon. This week I want to show you how to create some equally cute flowers using torn fabric strips:


These are SUPER easy to make! To begin tear a piece of fabric 1 1/4" wide x 18" long, making sure that at least one of the edges of the fabric is frayed. Cut a 1 1/2" circle out of a piece of similar colored cardstock. Cover the circle with adhesive...I used "Terrifically Tacky Tape":


Start wrapping the fabric around the circle, beginning on the outer edge and working inward, "ruffling" the fabric strip as you go:


Your "flower" will look like this when you reach the end of the strip:


To create the center of the flower I grasped the shank on the back of a white textured button and then rubbed the button front on a CTMH sunflower ink pad:




Set the button aside to allow the ink to dry for a few minutes. Once the ink had dried, cut the shank off of the back of the button and attach the button to the center of the flower using a liquid adhesive. (I used Liquid Glass from CTMH).



To create the leaves, use pinking shears to cut 2 pieces of green felt in the shape of leaves:


Gather the "leaves" at the base and stitch together to hold in place:


Apply liquid adhesive to the back of the flower, attach the leaves, and set aside to dry. Here's what your finished flower will look like:


Stay tuned...later this week I'll share another project tutorial with you to show you what these darling flowers can be attached to!!

Happy Scrappin'!!
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4 comments:

  1. Another cute flower! Thanks for the tute!

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  2. Becky,
    These are SO cute! I will have to try this!

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  3. Becky... this flower is tooo cute and easy enough that even I can do it!! Thanks for the how to!!

    barb :)

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