Later Last Minute Gift

 Posted by at 11:30 am  Crafts&DIY
Dec 232010
 

Earlier this week, we started embracing our inner procrastinator. Melissa, Viv, and Nienke each shared tutorials for simple items to either warm up your own celebrations or share with a loved one as a last minute gift for a loved one.  I reminded you that the kitchen is the best place to create gifts at the last minute, and showed you a great way to present treats as a gift. If you still haven’t gotten your act together and are looking for something wonderful to put together for a very special woman in your life, you’ve come to the right place.

Fabric Flower Brooch Tutorial

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Materials Needed:
Fabric, cut into strips
Hot Glue gun with glue sticks, or tack glue
Brooch/Pin Back (I found a pack of 40+ at a craft supply store for $2-$3, similar to those found here)

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Instructions:

1. Tie a knot at one end of a fabric strip.

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2. Add a small dot of glue, and begin to wrap long end of strip around the knot.  I use the small end of the knot as a safe place to hold the flower, keeping my fingers glue free.

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3. Continue to wrap fabric around knot, adding glue every so often to assure the flower formation stays together.

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4. When you get to the end of the strip of fabric, roll it under the flower and glue well. You should be fastening both ends of the fabric to the underside of the flower. 104_6456

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5. Glue on a brooch/pin back.  Let dry.

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Tips/Notes/Ideas:

* Bring in some contrast: Cluster a few of the flowers together and add a felt or paper backing before adding the back.

* Go Green: Use old shirts, jeans, or other materials that are not suitable for donating.  I used a pair of jeans which had one legs worth of usable fabric.

* Add some variety: Use a piece of ribbon or lace in lieu of fabric.

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  4 Responses to “Later Last Minute Gift”

  1. See it matches so pretty with my scarf and coat. :-)

  2. That is a great way to reuse fabrics of clothing that you no longer want. :) I love how they look like roses.

  3. LOVE this! easy and sewless. it is definitely going on my DIY list.
    Vivien @ The Eclectic Life recently posted..the jordan family x-mas

  4. So cute. I love DIY stuff! I’m gonna PIN you <3
    Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn recently posted..Greek Men + Prose-spiration.

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