If your "Gift List" is anything like ours, it remains a constantly moving target...
As families get bigger, and friends get added to a guest list for parties, there always seems to be a last-minute need for just one extra gift. If the extra gift is of the feminine variety... we just might have you covered!
This is a super-simple, last-minute, made from what's on hand, lovely gift that looks like it took forever! But these flowers are so easy that you could make two or three in varying sizes, and present a bouquet to your guest!
These were made from a piece of chocolate wool-blend with a metallic thread that gives a sophisticated, tweedy look. They could be fashioned from any woven or even knit fabric. Try to imagine what your recipient would like, and look through your fabric stash or pile of old clothing waiting to be upcycled!
Here is what we started with, although we ended up using different buttons for the centers, and we didn't use the metallic floss :)
2-1/4" x 18" (we will call these the narrow strips), and 3-3/4" x 18" (wide strips).
Fold your fabrics strips lengthwise and stitch along the long edge. You can use a straight or zig-zag stitch instead of an overlock. A light colored thread was used here so it would be easier to see. You can also glue if you do not wish to sew.
You will end up with 18" long "tubes" that are open on each end.
The flower on top is one length of the wider fabric, rolled and glued.
The flower on the left is two strips of the wider fabric, achieved by adding the second one to the end and continuing to roll and glue.
The flower on the right is two strips of the narrower fabric.
The flower on the bottom is one strip of the narrow, followed by one strip of the wider.
Think about using a second color fabric for the center strips for added dimension and interest.
In addition to pins and hairclips, use them on packaging, on Christmas stockings, on a tote bag, as napkin rings... the possibilities are endless!!
xoxo Debbie, Shea, and Stella
The Gilded Girls™