Friday, July 3, 2009

Flower Clip Tutorial and a Party!

I've been home too long! I had my follow up appointment yesterday, I am getting better. :)

For the longest time I had been wanting to try a ribbon flower for my hair. I finally did! It is super easy. It might take a longer time if you don't have a sewing machine, eh, but it wont kill you! I love flowers. Silk flowers, ribbon flowers, bead flowers, plastic flowers, paper flowers you name it! So I want to try this flower party for next week. I hope you participate!

You have one week to create any craft, project, card anything you'd like with a flower theme. It needs to somehow have a flower. You can create a box with a flower, a greeting card with a flower, a flower necklace, a purse with a flower, a tissue flower anything that has a flower counts! I cant wait to see all the great projects!

Here is the flower tutorial:

Materials needed:
Fabric ( 44 in strip - 1 1/4 wide)
Clear Glass Flat Marble
Alligator Clip

1. Cut a strip of fabric. 44inches long- about 1 1/4 wide.
2. Stitch along the very edge completely on one side.

3. Once you have completed stitching, slowly pull the thread and the ribbon will begin pleating forming your flower.
4. Start forming your flower and stitching in place.

5. Glue a flat marble bead to paper and let it dry. After it dries, cut out around the bead.

6. Glue the clear marble to the center of your flower.

7. Glue a piece of felt and alligator clip to the back of the flower. Enjoy!

You can wear as a brooch.

I love how it looks in my hair! Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Very easy to do. Now its your turn to create a project with a flower and share next week!


  1. LOVE it Martha! I just got some fat quarters on sale at Joann's tonight with no idea what I'd do with them. Maybe they are destined to become flowers! Will try to get it together and make something for next Friday.

    PS: So relieved you are doing better. Man were you sick!

  2. This is so cute. I have been wondering how to make these for a while. Also glad to hear you are starting to feel better.

  3. Very cute! And of course you made it look super easy, as always! :o)

  4. Me too...I will have to try these..only question, can you sew or do you have to stitch? almost doing a ruffle I think....
    These are super cute, thanks so much for sharing..u r amazing to me!

  5. I am pretty much absolutely in love with your work. I browsed your blog today... Love IT!!!! (wish I had extra money...ahh, the social work profession...)

  6. This is adorable.

    thanks for giving instructions.

    Barbara jean

  7. Hello! Stopping over from Kimba's. Super cute! I love the extra touch with the marble!

  8. I LOVE this tutorial soooo much that I featured it. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  9. Thanks for sharing! I am excited to make some for my daughter (and me!). One question... Is there a certain glue you suggest using?

  10. This is too cute! I actually just bought a premade one of these the other day and now I can make more! Thanks for sharing!