Yesterday, I shared the photos from last weekend’s Mother’s Day event with Anthropologie. If you were there, you already know how to make these fabulously easy fabric flowers. If you weren’t able to make it, fear no more. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make them. I know it may seem a little tricky, but trust me, these are super easy and you can make a flower in 10 minutes! Probably less if you know how to use hot glue without burning yourself…
- assorted fabric (cut into egg-like shapes in three different sizes)
- floral stem wire
- hot glue gun
Starting with the smallest fabric petal, place a small dollop of hot glue in the bottom left corner. Fold petal in half and press to secure.
Once folded, place another dollop of hot glue at the bottom. Grab the top layer of the petal and fold/bring it down and press to secure.
This gives the petals the stiff petal look. Very important when making flowers.
You’ll notice the flat bottom. Glue all of your petals this way. Make sure they are folded and glued correctly!
Working one petal at a time, got glue them onto the stem. Place a small amount of glue in the inside part of the petal at the bottom. Press into the stem and seal shut.
Once glued, the petal will be leaning forward. Push it back and it should look like the petal above.
Rotate the stem a bit, and glue on the second petal.
Rotate again, and add the last petal.
Once all of your smallest petals are on, attach the rest of the petals. Glue them the same way as you did the smallest size. Add the mediums and then add the largest petals!
Bada-bing. Bada-boom. I’m watching FRIENDS as I write this and Chandler said, “bing” right when I typed it! This is obviously an inspired post.
Feel free to add in different textured fabrics like burlap and tulle. They add dimension and look really good in the flower!
To make a brooch, glue all of the petals the same way. Instead of attaching them to the stem, glue all of the bottom flat parts together following the same glue and rotate pattern.
Once all of your petals are glue together, attach some small pins to the back. Pin to your blazer, your purse, you name it.
Enjoy these little beauties!
photo cred: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel