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Kate’s Escapades – How to make fabric flower accessories

Last week I went to the Women’s Expo held at the McKay Event Center in Orem, UT., to see my daughter model some cute clothes from Peppermint Pockets. So while I was there I couldn’t resist taking a stroll through the booths to see what was new and hot this year for the woman who wants to be hip and stylish. This season it’s all about the accessories..big earrings, big necklaces, big purses, big rhinestone belt buckles, and lots and lots of fabric flowers on just about everything imaginable.

Being the cheapskate that I am, I took one look at those pricey flowered covered tops and necklaces and figured I could  make them myself for a fraction of the cost. I headed straight to the fabric store and picked up some supplies for a few dollars and went to work, and guess what?!?! They are so simple and quick to make that I think even Liz with her limited crafting skills, could pull this one off. I made the flowers into pins and just attached them to tops, necklaces, purses and hats I already had at home.

Here’s what I’m talking about…

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How to make Fabric Flower Accessories

Easy step by step directions

Supplies

  • Fabric remnants
  • Fabric glue (I used Arlene’s Original Tacky Glue because it seemed to work better than the Arlene’s OK to Wash It Glue and since I made the flowers as pins and don’t plan on washing them, it should be fine.)
  • Felt
  • Bar pins
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

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Step 1

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Cut fabric into strips of about 3″ x  20″ – 26″

Step 2


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Cut felt into a square (a 3 x 3 works well for a nice medium sized flower)

Step 3

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Fold one end of the fabric into a point and secure with a small dot of Arlene’s Tacky Glue.

Step 4

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Glue the point to the center of the felt with a dot of glue. Press together with fingers until the glue starts to hold.

Step 5

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Loosely twist fabric (like you would if making a breadstick) and attach with glue in a circular pattern from the center.

Step 6

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Keep winding and attaching fabric in a random and irregular pattern.

Step 7

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When you get to the end of the fabric, pinch it together and glue under edge of flower.

Step 8


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Let glue set for about 5 minutes.

Step 9

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Using scissors, undercut the felt in a circle so the edges do not show from the front of the flower.

Step 10

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The back of the flower should look like this.

Step 11

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With glue gun and hot glue, attach bar pin to felt.

And here is the final product…

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