Burst Into Spring: 16 Flower Crafts

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Was it a little too much? Well, I just can’t help it! Here at AllFreeHolidayCrafts, we obviously love winter and the holidays associated with it, but given the long and treacherous Chicago winter we’ve been having, let’s just say that I’m a little excited to begin crafting for spring (understatement of the year). Instead of looking out my window to find grey from sky to ground, I have a hankering for a pop of color and the smell of freshly cut flowers. Don’t you? With spring just a month away (thank heavens), it’s time to get crafting. And let me say, what could possibly scream spring more than flower crafts?

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While it still might be too cold (and covered in snow) for me to have some freshly cut flowers, at least I can create some of my own! Not to toot my own horn, but I think these might even make Mother Nature envious. It’s hard to believe that they’re made from paper or fabric. Not only do they look beautiful, but they’re also guaranteed to stay fresh all year round. So what are we waiting for, let’s get crafting!


Fabric Flowers:
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Learn how to make fabric flowers with these beautiful tutorials! These are great ways to do a little spring cleaning to your scrap pile, too.

 

 

Paper Flowers: Paper-Flowers

Learn how to make paper flowers that will leave everyone thinking you splurged on a bouquet at the super market with these fabulous tutorials! Choose nice bright colors to brighten up your home.

 

 

 

40 Free Fabric Flower Patterns

40-free-fabric-flower-patternsIt may look like winter outside, but we’re already thinking of the spring!  Take a walk through our garden with these 40 Free Fabric Flower Patterns.  With tutorials on how to make earrings, headbands, pins, home decorations, embellishments and more, you’ll be able to add a floral touch to whatever you’re crafting right now!

I don’t know about you, but I love making floral jewelry…and with all the extra fabric scraps I have on hand from my 2013 projects, I could easily add a few more staples to my jewelry collec

tion!  These Pretty Petal Pearl Earrings, for example, would make a lovely addition to my earring collection.  Not only could they be worn with almost any casual outfit, but they would also be wonderful gifts to give to bridesmaids…or even to wear as a bride!

And there really is no better home decoration than fabric flowers.  Not only do I not have to worry about forgetting to water them, but they won’t bother my allergies and I can customize them to suit my decorating style.  We were sure to add a lot of floral decorations in this collection, including my personal favorite, the Radiant Ruffled Floral Bouquet.

Finally, if you’re looking for some simple floral embellishments to add to bags, t-shirts, or purses, you will love our collection of floral embellishments.  The Felt So Good Daisies are perfect for spring and summer, and the Shabby Chic Denim Flowers are great for using up all those unworn jeans sitting at the bottom of your closet.

We’ve given you plenty of floral crafts to select from here, but if you want even MORE awesome free fabric flower patterns, be sure to check out “53 Printable Flower Patterns“, as well as “15 Fabric Flowers to Make“.

Think spring, and enjoy these beautiful and colorful free fabric flower patterns!

 

40 Free Fabric Flower Patterns

Floral Accessories

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Floral Home Decor

 

Floral Embellishments

Grandma’s Favorite: English Paper Piecing Techniques and Flower Garden Quilt Patterns

The tradition of quilting is often one that’s passed down between family members, so many quilters can recall fond memories of the patterns their mothers and grandmothers used to make. One classic style that’s still very popular within both traditional and contemporary quilting is English paper piecing; these little hexies can be used to make flowers, chic designs, and much more. No matter what size your dream pattern is, English paper piecing can really come in handy.

 

English Paper Piecing for Your Home Decor

Hexagon designs have a certain old fashioned look to them that becomes incredibly stylish and modern when used within a home decor pattern. It’s amazing; just one little shape can turn into an entire table runner, a mod bed quilt pattern, or even a festive little pop up basket for the holidays. Once you’ve made a few, building an entire design will seem like such a breeze, giving you plenty of room to experiment with your color schemes and detail work.

Quilted Wearables

What better way to represent your quilting in your everyday life than with a beautiful quilted accessories? They’re great for quilters who want to work on their hand stitching, and they’re so small that they’ll barely require any materials. If you have any jewelry fans in your family, these designs are also excellent gift ideas that are even more special because you made them yourself.

Decorative Quilted Bag Patterns and Organization Ideas

These patterns are such treats for quilters; they’re colorful, super cute, and all serve a purpose. Hexies can turn any regular bag pattern into a modern fashion statement, and even items you make to help you stay organized like pincushions and pouches will look more decorative and at home with a few hexies popping within their patterns.

Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt Patterns

The most classic use for hexagon patterns has to be the grandmother’s flower garden quilt. The simple, but eye-catching style complements just about anything and provides quilts with a refined delicacy that looks like it came straight out of the past.

 


Learn how you can create a magical quilt pattern with English paper piecing techniques with Quilts from Grandmother’s Garden: A Fresh Look at English Paper Piecing. We’re giving away a free copy, so enter to win before November 12th!

 

What’s your favorite way to use English paper piecing?

 

 

 

 

Keep Them Forever: Free Fabric Flower Tutorials that Last a Lifetime

What’s more miraculous than a bed of daisies blooming in your front yard or a fresh bouquet of roses from your main man? The vibrant colors and shapes from all types of flowers make them one of life’s miracles. It’s too bad they die so quickly. At AllFreeSewing, we grieve as much as you do over flowers’ short lives; that’s why we gathered some of our favorite fabric flower tutorials and put them into one eBook. Tired of sulking over the fleeting lives of flowers, we’re pleased to present Fabulous Fabric Flower Tutorials: 7 Ways to Learn How to Make Fabric Flowers.

Fabulous Fabric Flower Tutorials: 7 Ways to Learn How to Make Fabric Flowers eBook

From the designers who know how to create flowers with their eyes closed come these seven fabric flower tutorials. Best of all, you can enjoy these fabric flower tutorials at no expense. Follow these tutorials from start to finish with excellent instructions and beautiful photographs from the designers themselves. Seven sets of instructions will yield seven fabric flowers of various style and size. Use these beautiful blossoms in your home decor or as accessories; the choice is entirely yours.

Have we whet your appetite for these fabric flower tutorials yet? For a sample of what you’ll find in Fabulous Fabric Flower Tutorials: 7 Ways to Learn How to Make Fabric Flowers, read on.

Here are some of the projects you’ll find in Fabulous Fabric Flower Tutorials

Obi Belt TutorialObi Belt Tutorial – Part of why the Obi Belt Tutorial makes it into the Fabulous Fabric Flower Tutorials: 7 Ways to Learn How to Make Fabric Flowers eBook is because it’s a two-in-one project. Designer Tamara from Etcetorize cleverly walks you through the steps to sewing a flower out of taffeta and making a belt. These are two essential lessons that any aspiring sewer should know. Bonus tips and tricks such as singeing fabric are delivered in these absolutely accessible instructions. What are you waiting for? Find out how to create this blooming belt right here.

Denim Flower CorsageDenim Flower Corsage – If you’re the type that fancies some more bloom for your buck when it comes to home decor, skip the accessories and see what Fabulous Fabric Tutorials has to offer by way of domestic design. Take this Denim Flower Corsage project from Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. Apart from the overall loveliness of this fab flower, we were attracted by the upcycling aspect that this project involves. Thanks to this sewing project there’s no need to mourn over those too-tight jeans anymore. Follow this fabric flower tutorial on how to make a denim corsage and watch your duckling-esk jeans turn into a swan-like flower corsage that you can proudly display on a purse, sweater, or anything in need of a little glam.

Trust us, this isn’t just a flowery speech. Fabulous Fabric Flower Tutorials: 7 Ways to Learn How to Make Fabric Flowers is an eBook that will remain a favorite on your digital bookshelf for years to come.

Find five more free tutorials on how to make a fabric flower right here.

It’s All in the Stars: Best Sewing Projects for the 4th

Call me a geek, but I love the Fourth of July. The holiday brings marching bands belting patriotic tunes, cook-outs, and an unmistakable energy (not to mention the Independence Day sales, which coincidentally tend to go on for about a week). For lack of a better term, I just think the holiday of stars and stripes is a blast.

There are plenty of ways to partake in the Fourth of July. Whether you hit up the parade or grill in your backyard, everyone can enjoy the patriotic spirit in his or her own way. If you’re of the crafty variety, one of the ways you might want to partake in the holiday is with home decor. This Fourth of July, fill your home with stars and stripes by breaking out your sewing materials. Check out these sewing patterns for a little inspiration.

 

4th of July Outdoor Pillows

4th of July Outdoor PillowsThese decorative pillows will be the center of everyone’s attention at your Independence Day barbecue. Celebrate the 4th with historically themed outdoor pillows that scream stars and stripes. This sewing tutorial will show you how sew eye-catching pillows that will have everyone wondering how you did it.

 

 

 

 

Star Spangled Pillow

Star Spangled PillowThere’s no better way to fill your home with patriotic spirit than to put the stars and stripes right on your couch. This flag pillow is the perfect decoration to display in celebration of the Fourth of July. Check out the sewing tutorial to see how you can easily sew this red, white, and blue pillow.

 

 

 

 

Seeing Stars Pillow Tutorial

Seeing Stars Pillow TutorialThis project puts the patriotic spirit right on your couch. These pillows are perfect for anyone who is looking for decorations that will raise the Fourth of July enthusiasm. A printable pattern is provided to make this patriotic home decorating project as easy as can be.

 

 

 

 

All Americana Stars Pillow Tutorial

All Americana Stars Pillow TutorialIf you’re looking for a way to put your fabric scraps to use, this Fourth-of-July-themed project is for you. Pick out your favorite red, white, and blue scraps of fabric and turn them into these cuddly star pillows. This environmentally friendly project is a great way to energize your family for the holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Sew Star Pillow

Learn to Sew Star PillowWith just some felt and yarn, you are ready to make this fluffy and low-budget patriotic pillow. Follow along with this sewing tutorial, and before you know it you’ll have a decorative  pillow that reminds everyone of America the Beautiful. Check out the printable pattern to get started.

 

 

 

 

How do you plan to fill your home with stars and stripes?

 

Spring-ify Your Space with Silk Flowers

This tutorial is brought to you by Latrice Murphy from Any Occasion.

 

It’s finally spring here in Illinois and I’m excited to share the seasonal projects with you. My first craft idea was to dress up some lampshades that I’ve had for about six years. They were originally meant to be displayed in my daughter’s room, but we went in a different direction. Since IKEA has great prices, we decided to hold on to them until inspiration struck.

My daughter and I get to visit American Girl a couple times a year and have either tea or lunch there. Well, our first time in the cafe, I was totally floored by the decor. They had these giant lampshades covered in hot pink and black flowers. STUNNING, I tell you. I turned to her and said “We’re going to make something like this.” So here we go!

Materials:

  • Plain lampshades
  • Hot glue gun
  • Silk flowers

 

Instructions:

First off wipe down your lampshades with a damp cloth. Mine were a little dusty from being stored for a few years.

Next, move on to prepping your flowers. Pull each flower off the stem and snip the flower as flat as possible. This will make it easier when gluing them to the shade. You’ll end up with a giant pile of flowers.


All you do next is take your time adding about a quarter size of hot glue on the back of one flower at a time and holding it in place on the lampshade until it’s cooled enough to stay on its own. I did both shades this way and it took about an hour since you have to hold them for a few seconds. I ended up with a fun finished project.

These will finally get hung in her room. I haven’t decided whether to light them or not since the flower and glue would get hot. We may go with an LED bulb so the heat wouldn’t be an issue.

Happy spring wherever you are!

Link Love: Pretty Pinwheels

Nothing screams spring like pretty pinwheels. To me, they indicate warm weather and cool breezes – pretty sweet if you ask me. You can make pinwheels that stand alone and decorate your lawn or you can use them to decorate a wreath or garland. Step outside the box and use unexpected materials like Post-It Notes and vintage book pages to create your own versions of these delightful spring crafts. When you’re finished you’ll be ready to embrace the glorious aspects of spring and summer.

There are so many fun pinwheel craft ideas and you don’t have to be an expert to create them. Use metal wire and beads to create your own Pinwheel Jewelry Plant Stake. This is a great way to get rid of odds and ends while still creating something substantial that you can display all season long. If you’re hosting an outdoor gathering or party in the next few months, you’ll want to decorate your space to fit the mood. Make a bunch of Polka Dot Paradise Pinwheels and add them to your front lawn or backyard – they add a pretty touch to a sparse space. This project is super easy, so you can ask the kids to help. If you just want to add a cool, crafty touch to your space, make a bunch of paper pinwheels and glue them to a wreath form. A Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath looks good all year long and never goes out of style.

Spring has sprung, so it’s time to celebrate. Capture the fun and excitement of the season with a few pretty pinwheel crafts. Big or small, your creation is sure to put you in a good mood. Grab your favorite supplies (fabric, paper, or something else entirely) and unleash your creativity!

  1. Fabric Pinwheel Flower by Little Livingstone
  2. Little Golden Books Pinwheels by Tried and True
  3. Spring Pinwheel Wreath from The Cards We Drew
  4. Vintage Book Page Pinwheel Banner from Ella Claire
  5. Post-it Pinwheels from Smart School House
  6. Pinwheel Bouquet & Boutonniere from My Own Labels
  7. Pinwheel & Pearl Cupcake Topper from Poofy Cheeks
  8. Prairie Points Pinwheel from Sewn Up by TeresaDownUnder
  9. Oversized Pinwheels from Design Editor

 

Pinwheel PillowsPinwheels are so much fun to make! Here are some more projects for you to try today.

  1. Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath
  2. Pinwheel Hair Clip
  3. Polka Dot Paradise Pinwheels
  4. Pinwheel Jewelry Plant Stake
  5. Sparkly Pinwheel Centerpiece
  6. Pinwheel Pillows

Start Spring with Flower Power Floral Crafts

You can bring a breath of fresh air into your home even before the snow has melted away by creating your own craft flowers. Real flowers are beautiful, but arrangements can be expensive, and they don’t last forever. The editors at AllFreeChristmasCrafts want to help you find inexpensive, but beautiful alternatives that you can create and display in your home as long as you want. Learn how to create a variety of flower craft projects with these ideas below:

Chenille Button Flower Ornaments – Start off simple with this ornament craft that can help you get rid of some of your craft drawer clutter. These fun little decorations don’t require much outside of pipe cleaners and buttons, meaning there’s plenty of ways for you to add your own touches. Their size not only allows them to be homemade Christmas ornaments that the whole family can make, but also wearables and embellishments for bigger projects.

Fabric Rosette Cuff – Your home isn’t the only thing that can have a spring-themed upgrade; think about your wardrobe too. Pick out your fabric fabric and see how you can make DIY bracelets with a 3D design that’s going to grab a lot of attention.

DIY Flower Pillow – Another simple way to spruce up your home decor is felt. Any plain pillow can be turned into a spring-inspired flower craft that adds just the right pop of color to any setup. Non-sewists will be happy to know that the tutorial has options for both stitching and gluing, so you can learn how to make a pillow decoration too.

Recycled Book Rosette Wreath – A popular technique when it comes to craft flowers is making rosettes. In this case, you can make a paper craft, recycling craft, and a new homemade wreath all at the same time. It can be a bit time consuming, but the results will be worth the effort.

White Flowers – While many of these projects are meant to be large scale decorations, you can also make flower crafts more suited for a windowsill or mantel. These white flowers are made with easy-to-find materials and add a certain modern elegance that can brighten up any room.

Rose Card – A lot of major holidays have passed, but there are many more coming up (including plenty of birthdays and anniversaries), so make this next occasion all the more special for a loved one by sending them a handmade card with a floral theme. The tutorial has a thorough step-by-step guide for how to create a professional design that will be cherished by anyone.

Cherry Blossom Chandelier – Anyone interested in creating new home decor crafts needs to see this standout decoration. Store-bought chandeliers are very expensive and not suitable for every household. Luckily, there’s this impressive project that is a cascade of flowers and crystals that you can hang in any room with a ceiling. It’s hard to believe this gorgeous DIY craft project is made out of an old embroidery hoop!

What do you make craft flowers for?

FaveCrafts Giveaway: Fabric Flowers for All!

Nothing can jazz up an old hat, jacket, blazer, or purse like a colorful fabric flower. With a wide variety of fabrics and materials on the market, it’s so easy to create a flower to suit your every need.

If you’re looking for floral inspiration, look no further than Fabric Flowers, the latest book from Amy Barickman.

Fabric Flowers is floral lover’s dream. Filled with 25 different flower patterns to compliment your home and your closet, this book makes embellishing everything from pillows to headbands a piece of cake.

The great thing about Fabric Flowers is that there’s something for everyone in this book. Whether you’re more prone to craft with fabric, felt, tee shirts, or a flower making tool (like the Kanzashi flower from Clover), you can find just what you’re looking for in Fabric Flowers.

Want to win a copy of Fabric Flowers?

If you want to win this awesome book, head on over to the giveaway page and register to win today. You have until February 12th to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome giveaway! You can also gain additional entries by blogging about this giveaway or talking about it on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

 

How to Make Fabric Rosettes

A blooming bouquet  is a sure fire way to brighten up a day. I guess that’s why we love getting flowers (gentlemen take note)! Unfortunately, it can get  pretty pricey to buy fresh flowers everyday. That’s why these fabric rosettes are a perfect sewing project!

If you have lots of ribbon and fabric scraps lying around then you have the makings of your own fabric floral garden. Embellish your purses, cardigans, jackets, headbands and whatever else you can find with these pretty rosettes. They’re a great way to liven up your wardrobe, home decorating, or even your wedding. Best of all, they never wilt!

These fabric flowers might look intricate but they are actually really easy to make. This video tutorial takes you step by step through the process.

How to Make Fabric Rosettes:

Can’t get enough of fabric flowers?  Here are some more sewing projects you’ll love:

What are you going to decorate with your fabric rosettes?