Get in the mood for spring with Mitzi's Fabric Flowers from Mitzi Curi! This is a fantastic recycled craft that looks great anywhere. Make a bunch and decorate your home.
- Fabrics of choice
- Fabric stiffener
- Paper wrapped wire stems
- Assorted buttons
- Glue gun
- Sponge brush
- Muffin pan
- Star template
- Begin with star shapes cut from your fabric of choice. My stars were wonderful vintage quilt pieces, but using an 8-point star template on your favorite fabric should work just fine (just Google "eight point star template").
- You will need to cut two stars for each flower. I used contrasting colors for interest. You might want to use the same fabric for both stars, or have fun pairing various patterns and colors.
- After pairing them up, I put the pairs on a paper plate and coated each side with Stiffy fabric stiffener using a sponge brush. (Yes, there is a product called Stiffy. I can hear you giggling....)
- Once the fabric is coated with the fabric stiffener, I placed the stars up with wrong sides facing each other, that way the finished sides would be seen on both the inside and outside of the flowers.
- Put the pieces in a muffin tin to dry and give them a cupped shape. I checked periodically to make sure the fabric wasn't sticking to the pan as it dried. I could have used some Pam spray to help, so keep that in mind, especially if you are going to leave it to dry overnight.
- After these were dry, I punctured them in the center with an awl. Then I simply inserted a paper wrapped wire stem (purchased at JoAnn Fabrics in the floral department), with the tip bent at an angle to secure it inside the blossom. A dab of hot glue will keep the stem in place.
- The tips of the stars/petals curled in a flower-like manner. I think they are so cute.
- The last step is hot gluing a vintage button in the center.