flower num. 7 double fold roses

 this rose is similar to the one we learned yesterday...with one little difference...
 you start again with the 2in by 40-44in strip...fold in half once...
 ...and then again...
 ...and then roll up the end until it's about 1/2in wide or so...
 ...then same as before...you are going to twist, roll, glue...twist, roll, glue...
 ...it takes some practice...and the look will depend on how tightly/often you twist, roll and glue...
 ...but you can't really go wrong.
 ...continue until the end of the strip...fold the end over...
 ...and glue onto the bottom.
 ...trim the excess and you are done!
...see how an extra fold and a bit of rolling gives you a totally different look?

i hope you've enjoyed flower week as much as i have!
 
we'll do it again sometime with all new flowers. :) 
 
xo
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flower num. 5 & 6 frayed rolled roses

 welcome to flower week day five!!

let me start by saying that i realize that i am not showing you anything NEW...i realize that others have done these same tutorials before (their way)....that some (lots of) people sell flowers like these...but i thought it would be fun to share how to make FUN and funky flowers HERE on my own blog...with my own wonderful readers...in my own words and ways. :) you ready to make some? 
 we start once again with a 2in by 40-44in piece of fabric...
 ...tie a knot at the end...
 ...from there you will do a combo of folding and rolling and twisting...
 ...when you get a little ways...stick a bit of hot glue on the underside to hold it in place...
 ...the best way to get good form...is to fold your fabric down the middle...
 ...and twist it to give you nice rolls...
 ...roll...fold...tuck...glue...
 ...and keep going until you get to the end...
 ...it's best to put a tiny bit of glue on the underside of the "petals"...
 ...see...
 ....this is to show you what it looks like before you wrap and glue it...
...the look of your flower will depend on how tightly you wind it...
...you'll have to practice a bit (and burn your fingers) to get it just the way you like it...
 ...when you're done...glue it to some felt and trim off the excess. :)
 ....alternatively, you could make it like this...rolling the fabric into a tight rope...and gluing down as you go...
...the front one is the folded...the back one is the rolled...
have fun experimenting! :)

come back tomorrow for ONE more way to make these...
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flower num. 2~ruffled poppy.

welcome to flower week day two!!
let me start by saying that i realize that i am not showing you anything NEW...i realize that others have done these same tutorials before (their way)....that some (lots of) people sell flowers like these...but i thought it would be fun to share how to make FUN and funky flowers HERE on my own blog...with my own wonderful readers...in my own words and ways. :) you ready to make some? 

i gave these as a gift to moses' teachers...
 start with fabric...folded selvage to selvage...cut into 2in strips...
 you will need some felt circles... 1 1/2in or so...
 since these were a teacher gift, i used pencils...you could use dowels...plain or painted.
 start at one end...
 using hot glue...glue the top of your pencil on place...
 ...and roll...glue...pleat...roll...glue...pleat...
 ...hold your work in place as best you can as you go...
 bigger/smaller pleats make different petals...
 continue gluing and pleating until you get to the end...and then glue the end down...
 cut a slit to the center of your circle...then cut out a pencil sized circle...
 and glue it around the base of your flower...
 ..and done.  this is one way.  i do not prefer this way.  i got two glue gun blisters from doing it this way...so here is the sewing way...  
 you start by making a ruffle...if you don't have a ruffle foot...then set your sewing machine on the LONGest stitch...
 ...and sew along the edge...
 i did this with my ruffler...if you don't have one...after you stitch along the edge you can gently pull on the top or bottom thread...and your fabric will ruffle...
 ...lay your ruffle out...glue your pencil to the end and start rolling...
 ...add a line of glue...continue to the end...and add a felt circle as shown above.
...and done...make as many as you want in happy pretty colors...
happy messy prettiness. :)

come tomorrow for another!
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flower num. 1~peony.

 welcome to flower week day one!!
let me start by saying that i realize that i am not showing you anything NEW...i realize that others have done these same tutorials before (their way)....that some (lots of) people sell flowers like these...but i thought it would be fun to share how to make FUN and funky flowers HERE on my own blog...with my own wonderful readers...in my own words and ways. :) you ready to make some? 
 so for this flower you start with lots of circles...cut from a light weight jersey or cotton...jersey makes it nice and flowy...i used a canning lid to make my circles.  you also need one circle of felt. the more circles you add...the fuller the flower. 10-15 should be good.
for the first base layer...fold as shown above...and clip the top of the triangle...
 hot glue the first layer down...add another layer...
 ...for the next layer...fold or roll your petals up as shown above...
 ...add glue to the center...
 ...and fold shut...
add to your flower...for a couple of layers you don't need to clip the corner...just be sure to push the corner into the center as you glue...(sorry i missed a photo here)...
 ...then for another layer...you cut a smaller corner...glue it down...and push it into the center...
 you are basically folding or rolling your little circles and gluing them onto the center of your felt circle...you get a different effect depending on how many circles you use...or how you tight or loosely roll or fold them...once you think you are done...add a pool of hot glue...cut the corner of your last circle much shorter than the first ones (about half off)...
 ...and smush it in there nice and good...you can then add a pin...or a barrette...or headband...
perfect peony.

come back tomorrow for flower num. 2.
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