Monday, August 1, 2011

The Prickly Posie - TUTORIAL



- The Prickly Posie -





- The Prickly Posie Tutorial -

Recently my Mom gave me this fabric. Like so many of us she bought it & never found the motivation to make anything with it...so rather than hoard it, she passed it on to me. 
Well, let me be candid with you...I'm NOT diggin' the pattern of this fabric. And I'm certainly NOT going to make so much as a bandana out of it. BUT, I DO like the colors! So would it surprise you if I said I was inspired to make flowers with it?
Hahaha, it's becoming "my thing" - to make flowers, isn't it?

Let's get started, shall we?

You Need:
Fabric, Scissors,
Hot Glue/Gun, Coordinating Felt,
Bar Pins or Hair Pins, & Fingers

GO IN CIRCLES
WITH YOUR SCISSORS!
Cut the fabric into several circles.
I cut out approx 75 - 2" circles.
This was enough for two 2" pins & one 1" hair-pin.

FOLD 3 TIMES


 



SNIP-SNIP
Start snipping in the middle of your folded circle.
Aim your scissors toward the middle of the raw edge.
    
Repeat from the opposite side ^
 Unfold to reveal a pointy-star


Bunch 'em & Scrunch 'em

Now, squeeze some hot glue in the center of the wrong/dull side of the fabric-star AND...





Pinch the star together from the unglued/right side of the fabric...continue to do this to ALL of your circles. I used 25-30 stars for my flower-pins that are on a 2" felt circle.
Gather some coordinating felt (cut into a circle - mine is 2" around), a bar pin or hair clip,  and of course grab your glue gun again!

IT'S GLUE-TIME
Begin to glue the stars on, near the edge, leaving a small space as you go.
I like to work from the outside in but you may also work from the inside out if you prefer.

^ 1st Row glued on.
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^ 2nd Row glued on.
Just fill in those gaps left from the 1st row.
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^ 3rd Row glued on.
Again, fill in the gaps left from the previous row.
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^ Finishing it...
Squeeze a dollop of hot glue in the leftover center space.
Place 3-4 more stars into the center...or more if needed.



FINISH
I don't have a pic for this part :( Sorry about that...
Glue your bar pin or clip onto the back of your felt base.
*I like to position my bar pin towards the top of the circle.
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With the leftover stars I made a smaller flower for a hair pin.
This one used 20 stars & the felt circle was 1" wide.

Aren't they great? I think the fabric looks much better this way :)
Colorful & sassy!
And surprisingly they're not pink like every other flower I make!

So my friends, the next time you come across some fabric in your stash, that you just DON'T know WHAT to do with, or have some scraps that you really love...think about this flower! The points of the star take away from the pattern & allow the colors to POP!

...now, I'll let you in on a little secret...
This is exactly how I made The Pretty Pink Posie except for the snip-snip step I did a curvy-cut rather than a pointed-cut.

I'm excited to get my party on this week at all of THESE linky parties, including http://todayscreativeblog.net/!
If you're visiting from a linky party - please let me know you were here. 
And of course I'd be thrilled if you'd follow Freckles & Fun!

33 comments:

  1. this is very pretty, luv the fabric you use.
    I'm inviting you to join our linking party every Wednesday at
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    Have a fabulous week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  2. Eye catching thumbnail via The Girl Creative. I could totally make these! thank you for an easy, yet impressive idea.
    Cristy

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  3. I personally love that flowers are your "thing". lol I'm just now getting into the flower thing, and you always show me everything I can do. :)

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  4. So very cute! They look beautiful.
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  5. I love them!! Thank you SOOO much for sharing, especially about the posie (I've been waiting for that one). I have been storing up fabric for them!

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  6. I love that one Julie!!! It's adorable and would look so cute in my hair don't you think?! LOL! Love u:)

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  7. Oh my! These are too stinkin' cute!! Great job!

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  8. Love it!!! I especially love the no-sew aspect. I am a klutz with the sewing machine!

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  9. Wow, those are so cute! Love 'em!

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  10. these are great, thanks for sharing!

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  11. These are so cute. I have been in a flower mood lately too.

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  12. Cool tut! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  13. That turned out so cute! Such a fun idea! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  14. Love these! I have a hard time wearing flowers because sometimes they are just too girly. This has just the right amount of edge!

    http://aunnajames.blogspot.com/

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  15. This was awesome, I like the fabric choice :).Great blog, am a new follower!

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

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  16. O cute. I would love for u to share at my link party. Thanks
    Ash

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  17. I am loving flowers too, and these are great! I have never seen any like these. So many people know that I sew and I seem to be the one that gets ALL the ugly fabric so I think I will make some of these. Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. What a great use of a fabric where the pattern didn't work for you, but the colors did! Great job, Julie! I'm seeing these maybe done on a larger scale, gluing two together to form a ball and hanging them as a party decoration... might be fun!

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  20. These are such cute fabric flowers! I'll definitely have to give them a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. These are so neat and cute!! I would have never thought of cutting the fabric that way to make a flower! I'd love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials link party! I'll be hosting one every Tuesday, the link is open now :) Hope to see you there!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

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  22. thought I'd seen every version of a fabric flower out there, but these are my new fave! I LOVE how you used that, ahem, lovely fabric and turned it into something so. stinkin. cute!
    Thanks for linking up to WWWW! I'm featuring your awesomeness today!

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  23. LOVE these!!! They turned out beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up! I will be featuring these pretty flowers tomorrow! Have a great weekend!
    Crystal
    Homemaker in Heels

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  24. Hi there! New follower:) I found you thru pinterest! Love the flower!! besos!

    besosandlove.blogspot.com

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  25. These are so cute! What a great gift idea... I can't wait to make something like this for my friends :)
    -Ami

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  26. I ADORE these!!! Thank you so much for sharing how to make them!!!

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  27. I love these! I wear flowers in my hair all the time! I could really use one of these! Thanks for sharing

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  28. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would link these up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-13.html

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  29. I love this!!! if you made two of these and glued them together you could make a sphericle prickly posie

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  30. I just love this!!! So stinkin cute!!

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  31. WOW Love this flower, thanks for the tutorial..foundl you on Pinterest!

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  32. We made a bunch of these using my daughter's school uniform so her hair accessories can match her school uniform! They were easy as could be and beautiful too! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!!!

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