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Tutorial: NO SEW Fabric Flowers

these no sew fabric flowers are deliciously beautiful and SO easy to make! grab your glue gun and here we go...

what you'll need:
- glue gun
- iron
- heavy starch
- no fray spray
- fabric

spray your fabric with heavy starch and iron.
cut out 3 different sizes of petals, lay out on a piece of paper and spray with no fray spray. this stuff is STINKY and potent.  make sure you spray it in a well ventilated area and wear a painters mask if possible. 
now you can go get a snack, dream up of all the different colors you can make this in, and let the petals dry.

the combination of the heavy starch and no fray spray make the petals really stiff and fun to work with. take a petal and fold over on the bottom. 
 place a small dot of hot glue on the folded part of the petal. 
wait for a couple of seconds before folding the petal over so you don't burn your fingers. one dot of glue is enough to hold both sides of the folds together. 
 i like to vary the depth of the folds to give the flower more dimension. see the difference in these two petals?
 use an unfolded petal as the base and start hot gluing the smallest petals on.
overlap your petals a little and continue gluing them on in a circular fashion.  it only takes one little drop of hot glue to keep them on. 
it takes about 5 small petals to create the center part. look at how cute!!!
trim away the excess base. 
 take your mid-sized petal and place it staggered behind the small petal. don't glue it yet.
hold the petal in place and flip it over. then place a small dot of glue at the base and hold the petal down. i might be a little OCD... i just liked doing it this way because it ensured that my petal would be just where i wanted it.
continue gluing the mid-sized petals on in a circular fashion. it takes approximately 8 mid-sized petals.  then glue on the largest petals... it takes approximately 8 as well.

for the center, cut a circle out of one of your petals or just use one of your extra small petals and fold twice. 
 place a small dot of glue on the bottom corner. 
 press it down off-center in the inside part of your flower.
it takes about 4 of these folded circles to fill up the center. 
here it is all finished!!! what a cutie you are!!!
i just realized... i made this flower smaller.  i just used 5 small petals, 8 mid-sized petals, and 4 small folded circles to make it. 
i can stop making these beauties!
i need to either give some away or start selling them! my house is going to be overtaken.  i can only wear so many on my clothes and in my hair...
i'm feeling giddy seeing these beauties all around me. 
this one...
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i hope you enjoyed the tutorial and happy flower making!!
have a blessed week!!!


Disney said...

Hello, gorgeous!! Thank you so much for this! I would love to win one!! And I'm putting this tute on my sidebar now for tomorrow.
P.S. No-fray spray?? Yes please! I didn't know that existed!

Disney said...

And I'm a follower! :o)

Nancy W said...

Amazing! i'm already a follower and a blog sister, I'm lovestocreate.com ;) Thanks for the tutorial, I will definately try this out when I get some free time! hugs from Texas!

Moments Captured Photography said...

Wow! They would look awesome in my daughters bedroom! She loves flowers!!

Elsie said...

Soo cute!~ Those are amazing and no stitching!~

Crafty in Paradise said...

Creating my shopping list now. LOVE these little cuties - thanks!

Nikki said...

These are so cute! Have you ever heard of Fabri-Tac? It's like hot glue, but comes in a bottle. I love it, I'm always burning myself with the hot glue gun!

Nikki said...

I'm a follower! :)

Laura said...

These are super cute. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

And I follow your blog.

The Rohners said...

LOVE these! Thanks for the tutorial :) I would love to win!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog thanks to Disney (Ruffles and Stuff)! I love it! Please enter me in the giveaway. These flowers are adorable!

Anonymous said...

I also just subscribed to follow your blog (via google)!

The Musings of Mellie B. said...

Gorgeous! I would love to be the lucky winner of course, but I plan on having fun trying it out on my own too! THANKS SO MUCH!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

I'd love to win!

Playing Sublimely said...

Are you for real, these are absolutley dreamy! I totally heart you :)!

Amanda said...

I love these and the colors you picked! :)

Amanda said...

And I am now a follower! Great blog!

3 Sweet P's said...

Gorgeous! Great tutorial too! These would be so cute on a headband!

3 Sweet P's said...

I'm a follower!:)

Anonymous said...

This is super cute! I am definitely going to try it.

Enter me in your give away!


Rebecca Ray said...

Oooh... Very cute! I've been on a fabric flower kick of my own lately but I sew mine. I have to say though I think I like yours better... :) I will definitely have to try making these or a slight variation of them if I can't the no fray spray. Of course winning one couldn't hurt... ;)

Rebecca Ray said...

I just became a follower! Looking forward to reading more posts by you!

Patricia P. said...

Those flowers are so cute! They look like a craft I might actually be able to do. (Maybe)

The Smith Family said...

SO SO SO cute! I love this idea!

I can't wait to see what else you have in store!
I'm a follower now!

Shelley Smith
ps... thanks for stopping by my blog as well!

"m" said...

These are so pretty! I've done a lot of different types of flowers before...but this is a new trechnique to me. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

These are lovely...and such a fun way to wear flowers!

Blessings, Grace

Kara Clayton said...

I love it! I've been wanting to learn to make some flowers, great tutorial! Thanks!


Suzanne said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

They are so very pretty. I thought the pale pink one was a peony in that first photo!

I'm hosting a party and would love to have you come over and link this up!


Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

Beautiful, love the display! Great tutorial. Look forward to reading more of your blog.

Carisa said...

Really, really cute! Where did you find that no fray spray? I have not ever seen it! It would transform the fabric flowers I make. I would love to give these a try.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh! How gorgeous are these???? Thank you so much for sharing. I know what my girls and I are going to be doing on this rainy Saturday.

vwestermeyer said...

ADORABLE!!!! You make it look so very easy!

Holly said...

You flowers are beautiful...very elegant. I like the method you use a lot. Thanks for sharing with us.

Holly said...

Oh yeah...I must follow you know..beautiful blog!

Amy @ The Bell Family said...

These are really, really gorgeous!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I'm so glad you linked up to Make it Yours day! These are just lovely!

Thanks again!

Amy said...

This flower is GORGEOUS!

Amy said...

FOllower :)

Tabitha said...

So pretty! Love the colors and can't wait to try this idea. I can just see that pink flower pinned to my sage green cardigan!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured your project this week at My Backyard Eden.


Anonymous said...

what a great idea!! thanks for sharing.

Justine said...

such pretty flowers!

Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you for the tutorial.

Would there be any alternative for "no fray spray"?

Once again, thank you kindly.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I just realised you've answered this question ages ago here: http://love-2-create.blogspot.com/2009/11/heres-tip-no-fray-spray-alternative.html

Thank you! :)

Tiffany said...

Disney sent me. That flower is gorgeous, I need 1.8 billion - my hair, my shirt, my bag, me EVERYTHING!

MuaHRi said...

Hi I'm Mari. From Philippines. Your flower is so pretty! I love to make one. :-) I feel your tutorial is easy to understand. Good Job!

singapore florist said...

wow nice tutorial of you. what a lovely color. the finishing touch is so adorable.

Love from Valentine day flowers :)

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