I’m back with part two of the Handmade flower tutorial that I talked about on Local 5 Live yesterday morning… Seriously, did that really happen? I’m so glad to have video proof!
I’m still getting over the craziness of it all! Pic above….but here’s the video if you missed it.
So let’s Talk fabric flowers! Both types of these flowers are made the same way… But I will walk you through them step-by-step! I promise anyone can do this!
Let’s start with the One Colored Rose Type, shall we?
I spray painted my dowels ahead of time… This is a quick and easy way to do it. However, you are more than welcome to leave them plain… Paint them by hand… Or even cover them with other colorful tapes
Next we are going to start creating the rose.
For your fabric strip you can experiment with different lengths and widths… The width I would say use between 3-5” ….for length, the longer the strip is, the FULLER your rose will be. I like about 25-30”.
Below I am showing how to fold the fabric: fold over the end about 1/2 inch and then hot dog fold it in half.
Before you go any Further you want your tape ready. Now, you can buy smaller duct tape… But the large duct tape will work just as easily if you cut it in half. Make pieces about 1 1/2”-2” long and your last piece should be about 3”.
Insert the dowel and tape to secure.
To create the flower, you’ll pleat the Fabric three times, and then secure with tape. Rotate the dowel, and repeat this process until you reach one inch away from the end of your strip of fabric.
Here you’ll want to fold the end in so it looks clean, and the end won’t fray.
Almost there!!!! Now take your last longer piece of tape and finish it off by wrapping it tightly around the dowel.
YOU DID IT!
If you’re more of a “moving picture” kind of crafter….I attempted a video of this process below 🌸 🎥
Practice! practice! PRACTICE! Soon you’ll have a vase full!
Now, once you’ve mastered that idea….you can make this second daisy-like flower in the same manner…..the only difference is you’ll have two colored fabrics, and wrap them either tighter or looser.
The center will look best cut about 2- 2 1/2” wide and 10”-12” long. You’ll do exactly as above for the first 3 pleats, but then you’ll just wrap the remainder tight in the circle and secure with tape. It will look like a BUD.
The second fabric should be 3- 3 1/2” in width and 15”-18” in length….and you’ll perform the same pleating/taping as above with the rose…..juuusst a little looser.
And there you HAVE IT!
TWO FLOWERS, one method!
Please share pics of you make some of your own!
AND HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!