Thursday, February 24, 2011

fabric flowers and a bedspread

last fall, when i RE-DESIGNED our bedroom, i bought a new bedspread at Target.
i liked the clean, simple lines but intended on doing a ruffle
 or some such time consuming project on the seams.

fast forward to last week...
i got the brillant idea to use fabric flowers,
and spent my spare/phone time cutting, melting, and sewing a varity of buttons
(saved from worn out clothes - THRIFTY, THRIFTY me!)
in the centers.

and sewed forty-two peony-like flowers on our bed!

 - by daylight -
- nightlights -
i like!
i asked hubs how he liked sleeping under the flowers...
he merely gave a polite snort! :)

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in response to a few requests on how to make fabric flowers.
mine are very simple.
i take every shortcut i can and wasn't particular about cutting the strips with precise measurements.
  • you must use a poly fabric that melts!
  • cut three different size strips (mine were 2, 3 & 4" wide)
  • cut those strips in squares, stack 6 on top of each & round the corners
  • use a small candle and begin melting the edges - CAREFULLY!
  • i used three petals for my project but more can be used
  • no need to be precise - the melting gives different finishes and adds to the charm
(google fabric flowers if you want more info - there's tons out there!)

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this is a pin i made for daughter J,
and this flower has six petals with small beads in the center.
 it has a delicate and lovely look!

they are multi-purpose and can be used on bags, hairbands or whatever your heart desires!

a giveaway coming next week!
...blessedness!


linking up to White Wednesday's at FADED CHARM
GITTER DONE at Songbird

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9 comments:

Martha said...

quite lovely! you did well!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh I Love the bed of flowers! They all look darling.You could add them to everything.~Cheers Kim

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

oh my, oh my. This is heavenly! You're imagination just amazes me. Glad we met!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

How romantic!

Cindy said...

Your new spread is GoRgEoUs!!! I adore it! How blessed you are that you can have an all white bedroom, my husband does not like the shabby chic decor that I like so much. You room is lovely!
Thanks for telling us how to make those rosettes, too. I am always looking for "how-to" websites.
Hugs, Cindy

Vintage Gal said...

What a gorgeous spread ~ give hubby a snort back ~ it's fabulous. The pin is so adorable. LOVE them. I just became your newest follower~ have a Happy Friday ;-)

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a truly genius idea to add these flowers to the bedspread. It adds so much glam! I love these flowers but had never seen them used like this before. Now will you have to take them all off when you wash your spread?
Thanks for linking up to Gitter Done! You sure Gotter Done!

laniebp said...

I think it is so creative to use those flowers on a bedspread. Your room looks divine!

freckled laundry said...

Very pretty! What a labor of love that must have been. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday!

xoxo,
Jami
www.freckledlaundry.com

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