Thought of the Day: “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” – Indian Proverb
Daily Challenge: Get out your scraps and make one of these cute flowers! I would love to see what you create! Please comment with a link to your projects, if you get the chance.
Last weekend I participated in scrap n’ chats “Rub-a-dub-dub 3 years in this club” online crop. In Karen’s Queen of Hearts Challenge, she posted a LO with a flower made from hearts. You can see it here.
I participated in the challenge and then made these cute flower embellishments.
– Three different scraps/sheets of paper. (I use card stock for the background circle and patterned paper for the petals).
– A button
– Thread or floss (anything thin enough to fit through the holes of the buttons twice)
– Circle Cutter
– A die-cut machine with a heart cartridge or a heart punch
– Glue ( I prefer the liquid glue pens)
First, use your circle cutters to cut a circle with a 2.5″ diameter. Then, cut six 1″ hearts out of each of the patterned paper sheets. I used my circuit machine with the cartridge that comes with it.
Just a quick side note: If your cricut mat is no longer sticky and you want to use it, place a small strip of tape at the top of the mat holding the top of your paper in place. As your machine cuts the selected image, use your fingers to guide it so that the paper doesn’t move or rip. It takes a little longer but it beats buying a new mat.
After all your cuts are made, you should have 6 hearts for the outside petals and 6 hearts for the inside petals.
Glue the hearts back to back. Its okay if they aren’t perfectly lined up.
Next fold all of the hearts in half with the side you want showing on the outside. Then, arrange them on your circle. At this point, I go through and cut off all the white paper that overlaps.
Glue the petals down. Now, put the button in the middle of the flower.
Using your paper piercer, make four small holes that line up with the holes in the button. These holes just need to be big enough to get your needle and string through.
Starting in the back of the circle, pull your thread through the first hole and tape down the end. Make sure the tape doesn’t cover the other holes.
Then, continue sewing the button on. I make each criss cross twice. When you are finished, turn it over to the back and place another piece of tape over the holes to secure the thread. Its okay if the stitches aren’t super tight while you are sewing. Just remember to pull it tight before you tape down the thread in the back.
There you have it! A handmade flower embellishment. Don’t forget to comment on this post with a link to your project. I love when people share their fun projects, especially when everyone does the same basic project and makes it their own. Can’t wait to see them!