Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Rolled flowers

I have seen this type of flower on a few blogs and thought I'd try it myself. The best thin about them is that you can use just a long off cut of fabric. Mine came from a lamp I was re-covering and I just used the scrap material I'd trimmed and managed to make these three flowers! I love being cheap efficient :)

Start with a long one/two inch strip of fabric and tie a knot in one end.

(You can see the old lamp covering in the background!)

Then twist the long end close to the knot and wrap it around the knot.

Secure with a little hot glue and continue with tiny blobs of glue every cm or two making sure that the glue is a little lower than the top of the flower so that it won't show up. (Though I had glue showing in a few places but it didn't show very much on the white fabric.)

When the flower is the size you want it trim the fabric and glue down on the reverse which will also give it a bit more stability.

I used a small one for one of Izzy's rings that the gem had fallen off.

These are ones I tried with some free fabric (my first attempts).

(canvas and fabric letter details)

And glued two larger ones on a frame I got reduced and sprayed.

I love the unfinished edges that are fraying too. Now I just need to attempt a family photo to fill it. The thought fills me with dread!


  1. Sweet! I think I'll try my hand at this... great little tutorial!

    I'm visiting from Common Ground - Have a lovely weekend!


  2. Oh, those turned out really pretty. I have a big bin of scrap fabric. I should give this a try. We haven't had a family photo since the twins were babies! Thanks for linking to the summertime fun party.

  3. I've always wanted to know how to make these. So adorable. Thankyou. I've come from the Homemaker on a Dime Blog Hop and had to tell you how sweet I thought these