Good morning and Happy Saturday! I have a really fun tutorial to share with you today. I am very excited about it and I LOVE how the project turned out!! Handmade flower embellishments are all the rage right now and I have seen some beautiful paper and felt flowers out in blog land. Before I get started with the tutorial I want to show you the flower pin I created and I want you to look at it (now don't cheat and scroll down! *wink*) and see if you can guess what the flower is made of.Here it is. What do you think it's made of? If you leave a comment let me know what you first thought it was. It's not paper and it's not felt.Here is a picture of it before it was cut. Do you know what it is or are you still guessing? It's a dried baby wipe. After the baby wipe is dry it looks and feels like a very thin felt. Ok, on to the tutorial--I have a ton of step-by-step pictures for you! I know if you are looking at all of the pictures this technique might seem a little overwhelming but I have to tell you it's really not. The flowers are easy and fun to make. I just took a ton of pictures so you would be able to see every step along the way. ;-) To start I applied a dry baby wipe to an Adhesive Sheet from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ and then I used the Wizard™ and Big Scalloped Circles Large S4-249 Die #3 die templates from Spellbinders™ to cut two pieces of the baby wipe and one piece of a lightweight chipboard.Peel back the paper covering from the adhesive on the baby wipe pieces and adhere to both sided of the chipboard.I also cut out a leaf and a flourish using Sunflower Set Two S4-158 (leaf) and Doodle Parts S4-121 die templates from Spellbinders™ and covered them with the baby wipes.I started with the chipboard covered leaf and the flourish. I cut the flourish in half so I would have two little flourish pieces. I misted the leaf and the flourish with Crushed Shells and Honey Dew Mist Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and set aside to dry.Next I made two leaf diecuts using just the baby wipes. I misted them with the same Glimmer Mist as mentioned above. I used a heat tool to heat set the leaves and I also used a tweezers to pinch the centers of the leaves as they were drying. For the chipboard covered flower base I misted it with Tattered Rose and Timeless Lilac and then I sprayed some of the Timeless Lilac onto the craft mat and rolled the edges of the flower base in the Glimmer Mist.Using the Big Scalloped Circles Large S4-249 Die #3 die templates I made five scalloped circles diecuts from the baby wipes.I used a combination of Honey Dew Mist, Tattered Rose, Sweet Pea (not pictured), Spring Violet, Timeless Lilac Glimmer Mist on the diecut baby wipes.I used a heat tool to heat set each of the flower pieces. Once they were all dry I took each piece and put in the palm of my hand and used the cap from the Glimmer Mist bottles to push down in the center of the flower and then I closed my had to scrunch up the sides of each piece. This is what the flower piece should look like once it is shaped.Now you will repeat the same steps as mentioned above using the smaller die template, Big Scalloped Circles Small S4-250 Die #2. Cut five piece and spray with the same Glimmer Mist as the larger pieces. I used a Sharpie marker to shape the smaller flower pieces. These are all of the flower pieces.Here is a close-up. To assemble the flower you will start with a larger piece and apply two pieces of Crafty Power Tape from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ in the center on the backside of the flower.Pull the flower piece up around the cap from the Glimmer Mist bottle and push the flower piece down into the center of another flower piece. Repeat the step mentioned above layering the flower pieces. Once all of the larger pieces are done then layer the smaller pieces in the center of the flower.After all of the pieces are layered I added a pretty pearly button to the center using a 3D foam Square from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™.Are you still with me? LOL! We are coming to the finish line--I promise! Once the covered chipboard piece are dry use a hot glue gun to assemble the pieces as shown in the picture. Apply hot glue to the back of the flower and place on top of the covered chipboard pieces. Then lightly mist Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist of the entire piece. Once it is dry glue a jewelry pin to the backside.Here's a couple more flowers I created to use on cards. If you are not making a jewelry pin you can skip the steps with the chipboard. The covered chipboard just helps to make the jewelry pin more durable.
Spellbinders™~Wizard™, Big Scalloped Circles Large S4-249 Die #3, Big Scalloped Circles Small S4-250 Die #2, Doodle Parts S4-121, Sunflower Set Two S4-158 (leaf)
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™~Crafty Power Tape, 3D Foam Squares, Adhesive Sheets
Tattered Angels~Glimmer Mist Crushed Shells, Honey Dew Mist, Tattered Rose, Sweet Pea, Spring Violet, Timeless Lilac, Iridescent Gold
From My Stash~Chipboard, Heat Tool, Tweezers, Glue Gun, Button, Jewelry Pin Back
Like I said when the baby wipes are dry they have the look and feel of very thin felt. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! I would love to hear what you think of the flower and if you create any please leave a comment with a link--I would love to see your creations!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and for all of the mothers out there or all of the ladies that are like a mother to someone I hope you all have a Beautiful and Happy Mother's Day!! To my Mom--I love you so much--Happy Mother's Day!!! XOXOXOXO
Hugs & Smiles,