Thursday, October 14, 2010
Crafted from fabric scraps, these folded flowers are a great way to add some color to the winter days ahead.
Each flower requires 7 to 8 circles. The circumference is up to you. The smaller the circle the more difficult it will be to fold. I used a 4” sizzix die to cut my circles, but you could just as easily trace a glass and achieve the same result.
• Double threaded needle with 12” tail
• Fabric scraps
• Felt scraps
• Hot glue or craft glue
Step 1: fold the circle in half
Step 2: fold the corners of each half circle inward to meet in the center and form a triangle
Step 3: place the side of the triangle with the open center seam facing down and fold the corners of the triangle in to meet in the center of the side that does not have the seam
Step 4: fold the petal in half again and thread onto your needle
Step 5: repeat steps 1 through 4 until all petals have been threaded
Step 6: fashion the petals into the shape of your flower and secure the ends of the thread together; but do not cut the thread
Step 7: use the uncut needle and thread to attach the button to the center of the flower and tuck the remaining thread into the center of the flower
Step 8: from the underside fill the center of the flower with glue and cap with a small piece of felt
Optional: A hair clip, safety pin or similar mechanism can be attached to the felt prior to gluing it in place to make the flower removable.