Gorgeous fabric flowers to decorate your next occasion
Mother's Day has come and gone and it's a safe bet that florists all over the world did some pretty good business. A colorful bouqet of blooms is a classic gift and can brighten up anyone's day, but unfortunately the effect doesn't last. A week or two in the vase and those flowers start to droop and turn brown... oh well, it was nice while it lasted. But here's a trick that will keep that flowery feeling alive permanently...
- 24 squares of fabric in 2 colors (8 in one color, 16 in the other)
- a candle
- hot glue gun
- a button or pompom
Fold a square of fabric twice so that it becomes a small triangle. Hold it between your fingers and fold a second and third piece in the same way.
Slide the folded fabric triangles into one another like this...
Fold the two points of the long sides together.
Grip the resulting flower at the point with your tweezers. Cut off the point and seal the edges by holding them over a flame very briefly.
Now make seven more leaves using the same procedure. Use the hot glue gun to glue them together in a circle to make a complete flower.
The finishing touch is the button or pompom, which is glued on in the middle to make your flower's pistil.
And there you have it — a gorgeous fabric flower that will stay beautiful forever! Add a few more and you have a nice bouquet.
These homemade flowers can be used in so many ways: as decoration, on a necklace, on a hairband, or as a gift bouquet. The great thing is that you can start making them now and they'll even keep until next Mother's Day. Why leave it till the last minute?