Sunday, August 2, 2009

Homemade Flowers

I saw this cute flower in Martha Stewart's Living magazine and thought it would be great for cards and scrapbooks! (She used hers for pillows) I scanned the magazine and resized it in Photoshop. If you would like to create your own flower template, right click on this image and save it. I printed mine in Photoshop using multiple photo sizes and printed it on photo paper because it is a heavier weight. When I printed it, I had a single sheet of photo paper with multiple sizes of flower petals. I then cut those out.

See the two sizes I used here? Lay your templates on the fabric and trace around with a pen.
Cut the petals out using good fabric scissors.

Lay petals out and sew a loose straight stitch, pull thread tightly and secure last petal to first petal.
In Martha's magazine, she used 4 petals, but you can create 5 or 6 petal flowers too!
I secured a button to the center of my flower.

For my scrapbook page I actually created a 5 & 6 petaled flower.

This is my finished product!
Be creative and try making flowers out of felt, fabric, wide ribbon........
: )


Virginia said...

That's adorable! I'll have to try that!

Aphra said...

Yep, LOVE it! Thanks for the tutorial.

Noel said...

love these!! I saw them in the magazine and dog eared it to try it out too... so awesome!

Haberdawoman said...

How cute! I have to try that...that is as soon as the giels fall asleep :)
Thanks for sharing!

CraftFairy said...

WOW! These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!