Wednesday, 5 March 2014

How to Make Cloth Flowers


Good Morning Friends!
Today I want to share with you my very first of Spring Flowers.
 Yes, it’s not just you Southern ladies who have beautiful flowers to lift their spirits after this longggggg Winter.
 
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Okay, these are my Spring flowers!
I have decided that since it will be three months before I get to see any real Spring flowers, I will make my own.
 
 
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This is what I started with.
I luckily stumbled across a Quilt shop a couple of weeks ago in a small town that’s an hours drive from where we live.
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First I made two flowers by cutting several different sizes of circles. Some I folded over twice, some four times to add together to form the top flower. Then I cut the under flowers each a little larger until I had four flowers atop one another.
Very easy!
 
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I added a swirly in the centre of each.
 
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Lastly I created a vase, which I decorated with leftover fabric, ribbon, and buttons.
 
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The final result is another t-towel pillow to add to my t-towel pillow shams.
And an easy way to brighten our Winter bedroom.
Now I have all kinds of ideas for creating Spring flowers for our home.

I got the idea from a shop on etsy.com called Tracy B Designs.
This ladies work is so.... pretty and imaginative and reasonably priced.
 
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37 comments:

Liz said...

I love your spring flowers!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How precious! I'm making kitty cats out of terry cloth and it's so much fun...and so messy! We're both probably covered in fuzz! lol Hugs!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That is very creative, sweet and cheerful!

Dawn said...

OK those are to cute, and I WANT it. I just may have to copy you and come up with a creating of my own. It is so whimsical and darling :)

debi said...

Love them!

Hugs!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is just the cutest bouquet of flowers! You are so creative, Kimberly. I love it!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I saw your flowers on G+ I love it!
So cute and 'springy'!
Pat

Nancy J said...

This is very "springtime colours" indeed, and a great way to do flowers, you are inventive indeed. One hour to a fabric shop, if that were me, I'd need to stock up big time, not only food, but the necessities of fabric and plunger coffee!! before winter and snow covered roads set in!!! Cheers, Jean.

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable! and just the shot of color we all need this time of year. I think it looks like something Anthropologie would charge an arm and a leg for!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Just so adorable! Love the pops of color!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That is just adorable!

Susie said...

Love your work of art. So sweet. xoxo,Susie

Simply Linda said...

I love it!! Very pretty. Blessings

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

Now how can you think of so much awesomeness - like to know your secret in coming up with such nice ideas.. "do you sleep at night" - wink! Lovely pillow of Spring goodness - the colors are eye catching - thanks for the steps. Now I need a sewing medicine...

Hugs

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful idea. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

LOVE it! Seriously sooo cute!

Sam I Am...... said...

Lovely! I think we've all got the creative bug lately. You go girl!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, lovely, cheered me up, Thanks, Francine.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

So pretty and creative! It's nice to see any bright colored flowers, even 'created' ones until the real ones are here!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very pretty and colorful! What a neat idea...you are so creative!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So whimsical and charming, Kimberly!

Poppy said...

You are so talented, Kim!! And your sweet flowers are permanent, too!

Poppy

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Sweet and oh so cute, thanks for linking up!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kimberly, I agree that spring is just too far away-I love your flowers and the fabrics are wonderful. WE are supposed to hit 65 degrees today, be still my heart, but have had a wave cloud roll in and I doubt we'll even hit 50.
Hope you are staying warm.
Hugs,
Noreen

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute! And I'm feeling lazier by the minute just looking at it! I have a quilt project I need to get done (after starting), for the little granddaughter who will be born in a couple weeks!

Donna said...

Love the pillow! The colors are wonderful!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Nice. Well done.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Revi said...

So charming, whimsical and cheerful! I love this idea. Thank you for sharing at Revisionary Life!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

LOVE THESE!!!!

Sharon

Daisy said...

So pretty and whimsical, Kimberly. I love these.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Whimsical, creative and they will last forever! SCORE!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So adorable and creative! Love the fabric you used!

Misty Van Staaveren said...

This is so cute!! Thank you for sharing at This~N~That Thursday at Through the Dutch Door!

Donna said...

Very creative and colorful!

Jennifer said...

Love these flowers!! Perfect for Spring!! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share last week! I picked this as my favorite! :)

Misty Van Staaveren said...

These are adorable! Thank you for linking up at This~N~That Thursday at Through the Dutch Door! You've been featured this week!

Krista Low said...

This pillow is so fun! I love the cute designs on the fabric you used and the simplicity of the design. The color is just the right pop against the white and the swirly centers just make it fabulous :)