Friday, August 14, 2009

Color Me Daisy Celebration Blog Hop

Color Me Daisy is 1 this month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michelle really works hard to put together amazing kits and they are definitely worth a look. They always include the latest product and embellishments. To celebrate, we are having a blog hop!!



For my project, i'm going to show you how to make fabric flowers. The August CMD kit came with two great swatches of fabric. And I do admit, sometimes fabric stumps me. What do I do with it? Here's a great way to make fabric flowers to match any of your projects.

Start with 3 strips of fabric. Mine measure 1 inch x 6 inches. Get a needle and thread in a coordinating color. I'm using the fabric swatches that came in the CMD August kit.



Put in a fairly big stitch by hand using the needle and thread along one side of the fabric strip.



Gather the fabric along the stitches.



Tie a knot with the thread to secure the section.



My fabric isn't long enough to fan out to make a complete flower. So repeat the same instructions for the other two fabric strips. Then attach the 3 sections together. I used Fabric Tac, but you could sew them or use another type of fabric adhesive.





Now add a big button to the center. I used fabric tac again for adhesive.



There you have it, a custom fabric flower! It's not perfect, there are some loose threads and it doesn't line up exactly. But that is part of it's homeade charm! Now add your flower to any project you wish.





So... my challenge to you is...Create your own homeade fabric flower. You can use this tutorial or any other way you choose. THEN use your flower on a card!! That's it!! Make sure you LINK BACK to the Color Me Daisy message board to show everybody your project.

Here is another flower I made. This time I used a 1 inch x 18 inch piece of fabric. Used the same technique, but it was long enough to just adhere the two ends together and fan it out. No need to make 3 different sections.



You can be sure i'll be scrounging around my stash to find some more fabric. These are fun and fast and add a little bit of homeade flair to any project. Make sure you link back to the message board with your card. I can't wait to see your flowers!!

32 comments:

Kristii said...

Awesome challenge Mara!! I just love your fabric flowers!!!

juliem said...

I am looking forward to make the flowers. Thanks for providing the instructions.

Yeong Shong said...

wow....it's all about celebrate and flowers...going through the blog hop, I've learnt so many ways of handmade flower...

Janet said...

Great flower will be making alot of those.

Jennifer said...

Super cute flower! Great way to use some fabric scraps, too!

Deanna said...

Great work Mara! love those flowers!

Gina said...

Great flowers and I LOVE that so kind card!!!

Tam said...

Great challenge! Great way to make a fabric flower too.

Scrap Happy said...

lovin this flower and the card!!!

Marcie said...

Love the flowers! They look great on your cards!

Carol A said...

Not a problem here! I have a whole suitcase of scrap fabric! Love your flowers and cards!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

I really like your fabric flower! I'm really getting into all of the gorgeous fabrics Michelle is putting in the kits! Fantastic cards, BTW!!

Belinda said...

Love the flowers! :)

VanessaB said...

soooo coool! love your flowers and cards! i'm definitely doing this challenge- fun. thanks for the instructions, too!

KatieB said...

lots of cute flowers on the blog hop--thanks for the inspiration!

Joni Kix said...

What great flowers! Your tutorial makes them seem so easy to make. The cards are wonderful! TFS, Mara!

karen In Houston said...

Fantastic flower and great cards, thanks for the inspiration and easy way to make a fabric flower....

mustangkayla said...

Love the flower! Great tutorial!

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow that is sooo cool!!! love it and what a neat looking flower.. going to have to try that

Keesha said...

Way cool flower idea... Can't wait to get started. See you at CMD.

Leslie L. said...

You make that look easy! Hope mine turns out.

stinker said...

thanks so much for the flower tut...so cute!

LG said...

WOW love this! Very inspirational and I love the colors that you've used

L84AROPIN said...

Mara, I have always been intimidated to use fabric on layouts and other paper crafting projects. But with your simple design, I think I can handle it! Thanks!!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I'll have to try one of those flowers.

Lee said...

I love these flowers. Going to try this soon.

Sophia said...

Loving that fabric flower...pretty!

IamDerby said...

So cute! It looks so easy to do too...

VanillaCarmel said...

lovely flowers...

aka...Millermath said...

Thanks for the idea!!! I am usually stumped when it comes to the fabric in kits.......I tend to set it aside until the "right" moment!

BethieJ said...

Mara I LOVE that flower!! Soooo CUTE!! I will give this a try.. hopefully SOON! :)
Have a GREAT day!

dclouser said...

Such cool fabric flower. Can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing.