A few weeks ago I shared some flowers I made with artificial leaves and the ruffle trim you can find at Hobby Lobby or AliExpress. The nearest Hobby Lobby to me is almost an hour away so I rely on mail order or my crafty swapping friend Benielle to keep me supplied with trim.
This is the gorgeous stuff from Hobby Lobby-isn’t it amazing? The texture of this is like chiffon-the AliExpress stuff has more of a netting type feel. You can use either for this project. This is what we’ll be making:
The ones on the top I made for a summer swap I just completed. I think they have a hibiscus tropical type feel.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I used die cut leaves for this one, but any leaves will do-you could pluck them off the Dollar Tree stems and have a ton to use. The bridal section of Michaels will also have some.
Cut your trim to about 10 inches and pick a center for your flower. You can use sequins, gems, rhinestones, whatever.
Now turn over your trim and find the center stitch and fold on that line
Now apply some hot glue and start coiling it up on itself.
Adding little bits of glue as you go.
When you reach the end put a big glob of glue on the bottom:
Stick on your leaf
Once it’s set up flip it over to the right side and wiggle your finger in to spread out the center and make a spot for your gem:
Glue down the center and firmly press
And you’re done!! Marvel at the beauty of what you’ve made and if you’re like me repeat these steps 3 dozen more times to build up your stash!
I made hot pink too.
These were packed up and sent in happy mail, but they’re perfect for all sorts of crafts. You could stick them to a hat or even a pair of sandals. I plan on putting some on a summer tote.
Have fun and if you make some and post on your social media tag me or put in #paperbitsandfabricsnips
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