How To Make Fabulous Bendy Flowers For LOADS Of Crafty Projects!
The beautiful project being featured today was created by long time friend of this blog Ayda Algin (cafenohut) for Handmade Happy Magazine, the free craft magazine that you can download right here on the blog!
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Now on with the tutorial!
What you need: (you can view the shopping list over on etsy!)
- Various fabrics
- Fabric bond (applique glue)
- Fine wire
- Download and print the template!
The How To:
Choose your favourite patterned fabrics
cut out the number of flowers and leaves needed as indicated on the templates in your chosen fabric.
Choose two big same dimension flower petals, this will be bottom layer of flower.
Apply the fabric bond (applique glue) all over the fabric flower petals and then put a fine wire (as you see image) between the fabric petals.
Repeat the same process for the leaves.
You don’t need to put fine wire between smaller flower petals. Just enough to fix two flower petals with glue.
Wait for a while for dry flower petals and leaves.
Now it’s time to bring together all flower petals and leaves.
What you use for the centres of the flowers can be pretty much anything from loose beads to lonely buttons or even a small earring. For this project I used buttons.
You can make many different size fabric flowers and use them in your many projects.
What you can use these fabulous bendy flowers for:
- Top of the your packages
- As a napkin ring
- Wedding table settings or as favours
- Chair decorations
- You make giant ones as wall art
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you can also view all of Claire’s DIY projects here.
Are you going to make these no sew fabric flowers?
What are you going to use them for?
I really want to know! Suggestions on a postcard please :p ok, suggestions in the comments please!
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