This is another guest blogger re-run from one of my first guests! I love this tutorial!
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By Bird Crafts
Now to the reason I’m here: TUTORIAL TIME.
They are very simple to make and so versatile. Think gift ideas, decorative items for your home, or a party table centre-piece!! If you make this or use it in a craft project, please don’t forget to link back to Bird Crafts!
At the end of the tutorial, you can visit my etsy shop, so keep reading…
What you’ll need:
- Patterned fabric for the flower petals. I’m using yellow gingham.
- White fabric for the flower centre.
- A small clay pot
- A 23 cm piece of dowel rod or bamboo
- Florist tape
- Fabric pen or pencil
- Needle and thread
- Floral sponge (oasis)
- Natural moss
- Synthetic or bamboo fibre
- Glue gun
How to do it:
A. The Flower Head
Using a saucer or round lid as a guide, draw and cut 5 circles from your patterned fabric. I used a 10cm diameter lid.
Draw and cut 2 more circles from the white fabric. Now you have 7 circles!
Do a running stitch around the edge of each circle as shown below
Finish pulling the pouch closed and secure with a couple of stitches.
Now to assemble the flower head. Starting with the petals (patterned fabric), stitch them side by side until you have all the 5 petal joined up.
Using your glue gun, now glue the flower centres (white balls) in the gaps to get the flower head you see above.
B. The Flower Stalk and Pot
Cover your rod or bamboo stick with the florist tape.
Stick your floral oasis into your clay pot and using the glue gun, glue the stalk in the centre.
Using the glue gun again (I just want to kiss the person who invented this!!) glue some moss to hide the floral oasis.
Finally, carefully pull apart a couple of petals on the flower head, apply some hot glue and secure it to the stalk.
Embellish the vase to your liking. I used ribbon and a fabric-covered button to match.
And there you have it, a cute little Flower Pot that would brighten up any window sill!!
Wow! Thanks, Bird. Are those Plush Flowers in Pots cute or what? I could see a few of them in different colors throughout my house - especially in my daughter's room. Bird Crafts is an amazing blog (and she speaks three languages). Don't you love the collage of some of what you can find on her blog? EYE CANDY!!! I love her etsy store too! Go visit Bird Crafts today and become a follower if you like what she creates!