Thursday, April 28, 2011

Braided Fabric Flowers

I''m back! Sorry for the month-long absence.  The kids had spring break and we went out of town and then things were just crazy for a few weeks.  To get back into the swing of things, here's a super easy and cute flower tutorial.  

Materials needed: Fabric scraps, hot glue gun, felt

Step 1: Cut three strips of matching or mixed fabrics (I've done both) about 20 inches long and 1 inch wide.

Step 2:  Use a couple of dots of hot glue to attach the ends of the three pieces.

Step 3: Braid the fabric.

 Step 4:  After you've braid the fabric, seal the end off with hot glue.  The cut a circle of felt about 2 inches in diameter.  Start gluing the braid in a circle pattern.

Step 5: Seal the end off with hot glue and if you'd like, use FrayEnze on the end to stop it from fraying.

Step 6: Now, you can either make your flower(s) into a pin or a head band.  I decided to do a head band.  For the second flower I used a jersey knit fabric, so I cut a strip of that to use as the headband.

Step 7:  Glue your flowers to your headband.

And here's the finished product.  I just tied the head band at the nape of the neck.  Sorry for the terrible pic of the finished product!