My husband miraculously had most the day off today (he never really gets a full day off, so we take what we can get!), so we're out having fun with the kids while Jessica is running around Disneyland with hers! In the birdies' absence, we have an absolutely darling fabric flower wreath tutorial from our friend Shelley, who coincidentally has an Etsy shop, See Shells Photography, that we think you should check out! She is amazing. Enjoy!
So the cost was FREE!
Tear a few about 2 1/2 inch to 3 inch strips from your sheet. I love the frayed edges.
Next fold it in half and thread your needle with about 2 ft of thread.
On the folded side, knot the thread and do a forward stitch and a backward stitch in the end to start theruffle. The longer your strip, the fuller the flower. Also the wider the strip, the larger the flower. Keep that in mind.
Keep doing a running gathering stitch until you get to the end of the strip. Pull the threads tight to get a tight gather. Get our glue gun out and start rolling the ruffle together, gluing as you go.
The bottom will look like this when you are done.
And this is the finished flower. I made about 5-6 of these.
Next cut a circle from your fabric about a cereal bowl size. This will be the base of the next flower.
Use another strip about the same size as the one for the ruffle flower.Tie a knot in the end and glue to the center of the circle.
To finish it off, tuck the last piece of the strip behind the flower and glue down. I made 5-6 of these in different sizes.
Two down, Two to go.
Next, I made a few more of the rosettes I learned from Cami here.
Make5-6 of these too.
Cut another circle of fabric about 3-4 inchies wide. Start gluing the ruffle down to the circle in a spiral pattern. (I tried sewing it and it was too awkward)
Next get your box out.
Do the same for the center circle. Cut one out, then trace it and cut the other one out.
Use packing tape to secure the two circles together. Make sure you rotate the cardboard so the creases are not lined up between the pieces. This will keep it flat.
Then put the Cardboard circles inside and stitch the outside edge. Then thread a piece of ribbon or string through the holes to be able to hang the wreath.
Next place the flowers around the circle. I placed them, then glued down each one.
I love how it turned out!
So do we! Thanks for sharing, Shelley!
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