How to Make Fabric Floret Flowers
By SJ Johnson
To me, nothing signals the holidays like red tartan plaid. Whenever I see cute dresses like this one from Britchinpost.com, I think of snow, family, and hot cocoa. According to Yahoo! OMG!, celebs such as Rihanna, Jennifer Garner, and Gwen Stefani have been caught sporting tartan dresses, jackets, and scarves. High-end designers are using red plaid in their designs, such as this jacket from Moschino Cheap & Chic. Williams-Sonoma.com even sells red tartan plaid potholders. Using these examples as
inspiration for this DIY craft, this fun DIY project will allow you to transform things you already own into cute DIY brooches that can be added to just about anything.
Use these flowers to turn a plain headband, sweater, or hat into a reflection of your personal style. Make as many flowers as you need. You can add one, two, or a cluster of three to anything you own to make a bold statement.
Ribbon or Garland
Needle and Thread
How to Make Flowers from Ribbon
1. Cut 3" inches from your ribbon.
2. Use chalk to draw a simple flower shape on your piece of ribbon.
3. Cut the flower and put it aside.
4. Cut 2" inches from your ribbon.
5. Draw a smaller flower on this piece of ribbon.
6. Cut 1" inch from your ribbon.
7. Draw a circle.
8. Cut the circle out.
9. Place the circle on top of the small flower, and the small flower on top of the large flower.
10. Sew the pieces together with a button in the center.
Uses for These Flowers:
1. Try adding these flowers to the neckline of a black long-sleeve t-shirt or a little girl's dress.
2. Attach a flower to a black ribbon to create a bracelet or necklace.
3. Add flowers to a plain pair of gloves.
4. Alternate using flowers and buttons to dress up a plain black headband.
5. Add a cluster of flowers to a hat and scarf set.
When you add these tartan florets to your wardrobe, you will signal the start of the holiday season. They take minutes to create and will bring you years of holiday cheer.
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