Thursday, June 9, 2011

work in progress: kitchen window part 2

After I made new curtains for my kitchen window, I felt like it still needed a couple things.  My idea was to make a "valance" out of fabric flower garland.  I found some great tutorials here and here.  Somehow during the creative process I ended up with hanging flowers instead.


To make the flowers, first cut out a lot of fabric circles.  There are about thirty circles in each flower.  My grey flowers were a bit smaller and made of circles with a 3.5 inch diameter.  The yellow and blue flowers are larger and made of circles with a 4 inch diameter.


Fold each circle in half.


Then hold into thirds like an accordion.


Use a needle and thread to thread the circles together.  Pierce the needle through the point and thread all circles together.


Pull circles tight together and tie thread together.  Fluff out your flower a bit.  With this many circles the flower actually becomes more of a ball.


Hang your circle flowers all over the house!

8 comments:

Kristen said...

The flowers look so cute in your window!

Megan Brooke said...

I came from The Shabby Nest :) This is such a cute idea. I actually have a window that I just put out on my deck and wanted to hang something from it. I seriously think I might do something like this fabric flower garland. Great idea!

jandjhome said...

These are really cute.

Kristin said...

Very cute and they really dress up your window. Would love to try this with my large kitchen windows. Thanks for the idea!!

April said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tute! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

LrSchwtz said...

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Rachael said...

Very pretty! They'd look adorable as hair ties


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Robyn@Something Pretty said...

Thanks for sharing!...I see these flowers on jewelry everywhere and have been wondering how make them.

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