leaf garland, I was not sure what kind of flowers I wanted to make or if I should even add them. I am so glad I did! I love that the flowers make this so versatile. From decor, to a party, to holiday decorating. It is just so pretty. And the different kind of flower possibilities make me swoon with delight! Aren't I sappy over this thing?
this diy flower pin tutorial from Momtastic. She used this petal flower to make a pin but I tweeked her tutorial a bit by making these flowers become removable by adding little twisty fasteners.
Here is MY tute...
To make this you will need: scissors (that cut fabric), a glue gun, several large and several small petals and a small felt circle. Cut out several large and small petals for your flower.
Cut a slit at the bottom of each petal. It will look like it has little legs. :)
Starting with one of your LARGE petals, cross the legs and hot glue them to your circle.
This helps the petal stand up.
Do this all the way around with your LARGE petals.
Now start a second row with your small petals. Keep doing this until you get to the center and have the fullness you want. I ended up cutting out even smaller petals for the center.
Now you made a pretty little flower.
I decided not to put anything in the center but you can definitely add a fabric/regular button, pearl, bead or whatever in the center to give it a more finished look. Nothing suited me so I just left it the way it was.
Now for the backs...
You need all this stuff and your glue gun too!
Make a "U" shape with your wire and hot glue it to the back of your flower on the felt circle.
Add a little more hot glue and cover the center with your little felt square and you are done!
Just fasten it to your vine like a twist tie and you will have a fabric flower and leaf vine.
I just love it. How about you?
On a personal note...
I actually need to ask you to be thinking and praying for our family. My precious grandmother, my Mema, took a fall on Mother's Day breaking both her wrists and 2 ribs. She can not even feed herself due to her broken wrists. The following evening she was in her recliner since her bed made it too painful to breathe, and fell as she got up becoming caught in the opening between the chair and foot rest. It is just awful.
Sadly, our fears were realized today and she is now developing pneumonia.
They are putting her in hospice and I am going to travel there alone in the next few days. I just ask for peace and strength for all my family members. And for my broken heart. I love her so much and I will miss her terribly. But I want to see her one more time.
Thank you so much for being my friends and always showing you care.