Friday, June 25, 2010

Pretty Posies

After seeing flowers all over blogland I decided it was time to try my hand at making some.
There are many various mediums and techniques to use making flowers. You can use ribbon, fabric and even paper. I am sure there are more but that is what I have started with.
I went to Youtube and just typed in fabric flower tutorials, there were a gazillion videos to choose from.

For this one I used 1/2" wide wired ribbon (about 30" in length). This one is made from fabric. I just cut out about ten 2" circle of fabric then folded each on in half then in half again to form petals, using hot glue to secure the folds. I then glued the petals to a piece of felt about 1 1/2"around.

This was also from 2" wired ribbon.
This ribbon didn't have the wire in it so I just did a running stitch along one side and pulled it up. Then I just started rotating it until a rose began to form.
This small flower is actually made from card stock. I cut out eight flowers with a punch then misted each one with water to soften it. I then wadded each one up to crinkle it then flattened them out and layered them on top of each other. I then punched through the center with an awl, inserted a small brad, then pulled each layer away from each other and fluffed until I had it the way I wanted it. I then spritzed it with some antiquing solution. This one is also wired ribbon but only about 1 1/2" wide. I pulled up nice and tight.
So here are my finished flowers. I can't wait to learn more techniques to make some more flowers.


Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

VERY pretty Posies. NIce work Connie.. as usual.. you are the crafty queen! ;O)

Momza said...

Those are really cute!
I love the soft pink one...can see it in a little girls' hair.
Don't you love learning new things?! I do!

arkie said...

Cute group of flowers! I really need to learn how to do some!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Connie you never cease to amaze me girl! I love these ideas and they turned out awesome! I'm going to have to go out to YouTube and check this out :) Thanks for sharing ~ love it!

{ L } said...

Beautiful! Love your fabric choices.

Jessica said...

Pretty, pretty!

Kimberly said...

love all those flowers. what are you going to do with them? I just purchased a flower like that. It has a pin of the back and you can pin it to plain shirts.

baby hair bows said...

Nice posies! I would also love to check this out on youtube so I can make this in the future. Thanks for the fantastic idea! =)