These cute little flowers are so simple to make. We’re using burlap, but they can be made with virtually any fabric.
You will need:
Burlap (or alternate fabric choice). We used 4″ wide burlap ribbon to make these, but thinner strips of fabric would work as well.
Glue gun and scissors
Since we’re using 4″ wide fabric, we folded it in half lengthwise. If you’re using strips of fabric that aren’t as wide, you may not have to do this step.
Tie a knot in the end of your fabric, but try not to pull too much fabric through the knot. This will be the bud of your flower.
Twist the fabric, then start wrapping it around the flower bud, creating a cinnamon roll shape. It doesn’t matter which way or how tight/loose your twist your fabric. Use dabs of hot glue as you go to help hold it together. You get a bit of a different look depending on how you twist it, so experiment a little before you start to glue it. Keep going until your flower is the size you’d like it to be.
When your flower is the right size, cut the end of your fabric and hot glue it to the back of the flower.
Cut a piece of felt that’s slightly smaller than your flower, and hot glue it to the back of your flower. This really helps it stay together and hold its form.
Optional step: We’re making our flowers to embellish a burlap wreath. We don’t want the flowers to be permanently attached, so we hot glued a string to the back of the flower with another piece of felt. This way we can tie the flowers to the wreath and remove them later. Click here for our burlap wreath tutorial.
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