HOW adorable are these burlap flowers? They are so incredibly easy (and cheap) to make, and are super cute. They really make the perfect accessory–whether pinned on a jacket, attached to a headband, or clipped in your hair. In addition, because burlap is such a neutral color, it makes it a very versatile piece, and can be worn with numerous colors and styles. I am in love with these!! I am a huge fan of anything burlap, and when I wanted to use up some scraps I had that weren’t big enough for anything else, I knew this was the perfect thing.
My little Emma is modeling the headband and flower, but you can bet I will be wearing them too! These are darling on big girls and little girls alike. I also used my jacket as an example, but think how cute it would be on a little girl’s coat (I’m already thinking of making more for my girls’ peacoats), along the edge of a white shirt, or even as an added embellishment on a pair of jeans?
ITEMS YOU NEED:
- burlap–scraps work well!
- flower template (I found one online)
- needle and thread
- pin with a back on it
- small piece of felt
- alligator clip (these are pretty cheap at Sally Beauty Supply, or similar store)
- hot glue
TO MAKE FLOWERS:
- Using double stick tape, adhere your template to the burlap, then cut it out with scissors. I found this works much better than even tracing it on with a pencil–the tape will keep it in place while you cut out the flower.
- I made 2 different kinds of flowers…1: a layer of 5 flowers, all the same size, and 2: a layer of 3 flowers that are all different sizes, with the bottom flower being the largest and going smaller each time.
- Stack your flowers, and sew your button in the center.
- Bend up the edges of the petals, so it looks a little more crinkled, giving it more depth.
- Hot glue the small piece of felt on the back of the flower, then glue on your pin. I’m not sure what they are technically called, but they are the pins with the small backing that you can attach to something.
FLOWER CLIP & HEADBAND:
- Hot glue a small piece of grosgrain ribbon along the length of your alligator clip, and then a small piece of felt on to the bottom of the burlap flower.
- Now you can glue your flower to the alligator clip!
- For the headband, just hot glue the flower directly to it. You could also cover your headband in ribbon or fabric first!