Wednesday, April 6, 2011

No sew Flowers!

Happy Wednesday morning! Spring is in full bloom here in Omaha and to celebrate I wanted to try my hand at making some fabric flowers to accessorize my bridesmaids dresses with and to put on headbands for them. I tried pretty hard to do the ones where you cut out a petal shape and then sew a whole bunch of them together-- that did not work for. I am a terrible sewer and it looked a mess so last night I sat in despair until I saw my trusty hot glue gun!!! It is basically my new best friend because it allowed me to create this:

 It was so much simpler than sewing and used a lot less fabric. I am proud to say that I became a real DIY last night because I created it without any tutorial. Yay! Today I want to share my little flowers with you!!

Things you may need:
 -Fabric (Probably only need 1/2 yard if you are planning to do 6-10 flowers that are medium sized.)
-Felt for the back or regular fabric will work as well
-Pearl for middle

First go get some fabric- I used this sheer pink because I thought it was pretty but anything will do.

Cut about 8 little squares of fabric for each flower (you may need more or less to fill out your flower!)

 Cut out a circle from you felt or regular fabric-my circle was about 1 and 3/4 inches in diameter.

Make sure your hot glue gun is ready and glue a little spot in the middle of your circle, then scrunch up your piece of fabric like this

 And place on circle- do not worry too much about how it looks right now. You can scrunch it up later. Continue scrunching and placing on the circle until the circle is full.

Now smash down your flower so that you can find a good center to put your pearl on. Hot glue your pearl and place it on the center of your flower.

 Trim the petals to your liking and if you want a little more ruffle in a certain spot use your glue gun to ruffle it.
 The flower will either be on the waist or on the shoulderish part of the dresses!

So what do you think?
P.S. my moss letters are coming along but still not quite done!


  1. I think they are super cute! love love love the color!!!

  2. kamie, that is too cute! what a creative idea!

  3. Just had to tell you that your engagement photos are adorable!!!

  4. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! My wedding is also in June 2011!!! :) So fun to meet other June brides!!! Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays!!!