Saturday, May 31, 2014

Summer Flower Garland




Okay, who's a fabric hoarder?  Go ahead--fess up. :) You are in good company, I assure you.

Good news!! I have a CURE for your problem. It is this fun and festive fabric flower garland! It is easy to make, and you can use up a bunch of those fabric remnants you've been hanging on to!

I found an EXCELLENT tutorial on how to make the flowers from Rox's World of Quilts.  She shows how to make two variations of this flower--I stuck with the second one for this garland. They are seriously simple. Once you make one, you will have the process down for the rest.

For measurement reference (so you know how many you can make with the fabric you have), each 1/4 yard of fabric makes 20 petals.  Each flower has 8 petals. Hopefully that helps!

Here are my flowers all made. I used hot glue to attach buttons or pom-poms to the front and a small piece of felt to the back.

Next,  line them all up in the order you want them to be in for the garland. 

Using heavy button thread (embroidery thread would work, too), sew through the back of  a couple of petal walls to string them up.  Push them along on the thread to arrange them as you'd like.

I love the change bright colors make on my drab fireplace!


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32 comments:

  1. Love this!
    www.keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es

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  2. Your garland is really pretty! Please come share tomorrow at the Anything Goes linky party.

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  3. Wow - that garland is so pretty - and so well made. Beautiful! #Linknblogs

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  4. I wish wish wish I could sew- then I'd make this pretty garland!! Love it!

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    1. Thank you! This is BARELY sewing. :) You might surprise yourself!

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  5. G'Day from Oz! That is a really gorgeous idea, Kelly! What a fabulous way to use up fabric scraps.

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could pop by and join in with this week's Say G’day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks for the invitation, Natasha. I enjoyed it!

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    2. I just popped back to say thanks for sharing at the Say G’day party. I’ve just pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday Board.

      Natasha in Oz
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  6. This is so colorful! What a pretty reusable party decoration. Hello from Say G'Day Saturday.

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  7. You've been featured at Link'n Blogs! Stop by to see your feature and link up more fab projects.
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/06/linkn-blogs-29.html

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

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  8. I cannot say how much I LOVE your colorful flower garland! So would all my readers! Please share your creativity at my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party. Join us Saturday mornings for the party!
    ~ Ashley

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! Looking forward to it!

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    2. Thank you so much for linking up with us!! These are so adorable!! I can't wait to make some, I love all the bright colors! Pinning to the party board. :)

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  9. Hi Kelly! This is so pretty and perfect for summer! Visiting from 3 Little Greenwoods. Pinning! Hope you have a happy weekend!

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  10. This is so cute! Yes - I too am a fabric hoarder and yarn, too. I have been good lately though and using the fabric I buy within about 4 or 5 months - the yarn is another story... Pinning this.

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  11. Very cute! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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    1. I just joined the party! Thanks for the invitation!

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  12. This is so cute and a great way to use up my fabric stash. Pinned. Hope you come and link up tomorrow at the Merry Monday Linky Party. It starts at 6pm PST.

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  13. What a lovely way to use up those fabric scraps. Love it! Pinned.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  15. Wow, this really looks GREAT!!

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  16. this is to cute. I wish my nieces were closet I would make it with them. Great idea. I know it says summer, but I am sure you can do ghost and pumpkins for fall, would be adorable :D

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  17. Love those flowers! So pretty!

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  18. I, too, am a fabric hoarder... The garland is absolutely beautiful!

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  19. Love this! So pretty--and such a great way to use your fabric stash.

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