This past week was super busy for us – a lot of kids from our youth group graduated from high school this past Friday, so there was a lot of graduation festivity and fun the whole week. We had a fun time at their open houses!
Speaking of open houses…I wanted to get a gift for the girls and wasn’t sure what to get. I’m a big fan of pictures and fun frames, so last year, I got the girls some fun frames for their college dorm rooms. I thought about looking around for something, but couldn’t think of anything specific to get them.
And then it dawned on me…I like to make things. Why not make something for them?
And so I did.
For several months now, I’ve been loving those big flower rings you can buy on etsy…and in some cool retail stores. So I decided to try my hand at it.
Here’s what I came up with:
My original inspiration for making the flowers came from Danielle over at my sparkle. Thanks, Danielle!!!
These are super simple to make and they add so much fun to an outfit! Here’s how to do it:
1. Get some fabric. Almost any type of fabric will work. The blue up there is linen. The light pink is a shirt that didn’t look good on me. (I was about to give it to goodwill too.) The coral-ish color…I have no idea what kind of fabric it is.
2. Cut your fabric. I cut mine 1″ x 10″
3. Get a snack while your hot glue gun is heating up. I’m currently loving this Jello Temptations stuff. I got the French Silk Pie flavor and it’s yum. The white stuff on the top is kinda funky by itself, so I mix it in with the chocolate part and it’s delish. I’m beginning to see a trend here. I have food around just about every time I’m crafting. That’s why I take a pic of it…because it’s sitting right there along with everything else I’m photographing so I figure…why not? just keepin’ it real
4. Use hot glue to glue and fold about 1″ of the fabric in half.
5. Now take that folded inch and glue and fold it in half again.
6. So now your fabric will look kinda like this:
You want it to be like this so when you start gluing and rolling it into a flower, there’s room and material to twist it so it looks more flower-y.
7. Glue and roll. You’ll want to keep a tight roll when you first start out:
but as you continue, start twisting the fabric so it looks more like a flower instead of a cinnamon bun:
8. Leave a little tail when you get to the end of the fabric and cover up the bottom with some hot glue and the “tail.”
Cut off any excess fabric.
Get out your trusty ring base. I found mine at Michael’s.
I don’t know what to do with that funky one on the top. Anyone have any ideas? It says I can attach beads to it, but…I’m not sure how. Anyway, the one I used is on the bottom half and looked like this:
9. Stick some hot glue on that baby and hold the flower on tightly for about 10-20 seconds.
Now try it on and love it!!!
And, fancy that, it even matched what I was wearing at the moment so, of course, I had to take a picture:
Behold, the headless monster.
Do you love it? I do!! And hopefully the girls like them too.
Have a great Monday!!
I’m linking up to:
Crafts Keep Me Sane
The DIY Showoff
Between Naps on the Porch
It’s So Very Cheri
Every Creative Endeavor
Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Skip to My Lou
Thrifty Decor Chick