Mitzi's Fabric Flowers
Mitzi's Fabric Flowers are an inexpensive and eco-friendly way to get into the mood for spring. These gorgeous DIY fabric flowers are made from recycled materials. When you make this project, you'll be giving Mother Earth and yourself a break, because you'll clean out those fabric scraps that have been piling up. These fantastic floral crafts look great anywhere. Make a bouquet to decorate your home, or give out individual blooms to loved ones. They'll adore the fact that these flowers will stay bright all year.
Once you create a handful of these handmade flower ideas, you can easily place them in a colorful, upcycled glass vase to add some greenery to your home that you do not need to worry about watering. Looking for an eclectic look? Combine these flowers with other sewn flowers to brighten your space with varying textures and prints.
For more beautiful handmade flower projects and how to sew a flower tutorials, check out our collection of 81+ Printable Flower Patterns.
- Fabrics of choice
- Fabric stiffener
- Paper wrapped wire stems
- Assorted buttons
- Glue gun
- Sponge brush
- Muffin pan
- Star template
- Begin with star shapes cut from your fabric of choice. My stars were wonderful vintage quilt pieces, but using an 8-point star template on your favorite fabric should work just fine (just Google "eight point star template").
- You will need to cut two stars for each flower. I used contrasting colors for interest. You might want to use the same fabric for both stars, or have fun pairing various patterns and colors.
- After pairing them up, I put the pairs on a paper plate and coated each side with Stiffy fabric stiffener using a sponge brush.
- Once the fabric is coated with the fabric stiffener, I placed the stars up with wrong sides facing each other, that way the finished sides would be seen on both the inside and outside of the flowers.
- Put the pieces in a muffin tin to dry and give them a cupped shape. I checked periodically to make sure the fabric wasn't sticking to the pan as it dried. I could have used some Pam spray to help, so keep that in mind, especially if you are going to leave it to dry overnight.
- After these were dry, I punctured them in the center with an awl. Then I simply inserted a paper wrapped wire stem (purchased at JoAnn Fabrics in the floral department), with the tip bent at an angle to secure it inside the blossom. A dab of hot glue will keep the stem in place.
- The tips of the stars/petals curled in a flower-like manner.
- The last step is hot gluing a vintage button in the center.