Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Flower Bouquet

Hello, my sweets, and happy Spring to you . . . well almost Spring.
Tomorrow is the official day - yahoo!
I don't know about you, but I am already caught up in this lovely season
and I can't get enough of the feminine pastel colors :)

I went through my scrap fabric and found some soft colors
that would be lovely for a fabric flower bouquet.


Let me show you what I did and maybe you will want to make one of your own :)

I ripped strips of fabric so that the edges were frayed
which gives the flower a shabby look.
If you don't like the frayed look than just fold your fabric - make sense?
Also, you will want fairly long strips of fabric - the longer the better!


Thread a needle and sew a running stitch along the bottom.


Knot at the end and this is what it will look like.
Don't pull the thread to tightly!
You don't want it to be too tight or too loose.


You will need some cloth wire's for your stems.


Place the wire halfway down on the fabric
and apply a small amount of hot glue.


Roll the fabric around the wire.
Apply hot glue to the edge and continue to roll together.


This is what your finished flower should look like.


Make as many as you want...I made seven flowers
and then wrapped the stems in lace.



Soft and pretty colors that are perfect for Spring!


The bouquet is missing something.....
I know, it needs a handmade tag attached to the stems :)


I found this lovely picture at
She has several sweet tags you can use for free :)


I printed it out on card stock and added eyelet lace along with pink lace
and some small pearls at the top.
I then used a small safety pin to attach the tag.


That's better, don't you think?


A wonderful gift for a special someone
or just something to add to your home for extra Spring cheer :)

Love and hugs!

54 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Very sweet little bouquet and tag. This would be ideal for me due to the cats wanting to eat real flowers! I love your soft, pretty colors!

Denise Oldham said...

Your beauty radiates through all of your projects. I love you.

Hope said...

That is really cute, Stephanie...a great idea. May Day would also be a nice time to make this bouquet and leave it on someone's doorstep.

Thanks for the link to the lovely Pretty Things blog.

Happy Spring!
:) Hope

Wanda said...

Lovely lady up early bringing us a touch of soft spring and a smile or two.

What a darling gift idea...think how special that would be hanging on a friends doorknob for May Day!!!

You are so clever..and willing to share it with us so we can be clever too.

Sending hugs and smiles!

Debby Ray said...

Stephanie, what a sweet little bouquet that is! Thank you for sharing your idea and th tutorial :) Happy Spring!

lynn said...

So cute! Can I make one? Doubt it but you did a great job! Love the colors you used. Hugs, Lynn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it! Easy enough for all of us to make and adds some color and Spring to our homes. I love using fabric I already have for projects, too! Sweet tag! Happy Spring!

Charlotte Wilson said...

Stephanie,
I think I can do this...you did a really good tutorial! Thank you.

Maggie Ann said...

Oh that is so lovely! Thank you for the tutorial, it is like a gift to each of us. I feel happy just reading your sweet post. Happy day to you!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Oh Stephanie your shabby fabric bouquet is gorgeous. I love the little tag you added too. So sweet and what a perfect touch to add. I have made these in the past and was just going through my stash of small fabrics to gather for more. Your tutorial is perfect. These blooms look so pretty in a tussie too.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. The egg is not in the shoppe yet, but coming soon the end of next week.
Wishing you blessings of the day sweet friend.
Hugs

Debbie Harris said...

Stephanie, those turned out so pretty. I love the way you displayed the bouquet on that lovely hand done doily. One of my favorites :-)
Your tutorials are always wonderful and easy to understand. For me though, the minute you mention"needle and thread" I'm out of the loop. :-) I will just purchase all those lovely things from your sweet little shoppe.
Have a most wonderful and blessed day!
Much love, Mom

Gail Dixon said...

So sweet, Stephanie. Your creativity continues to blossom and amaze. How do you come up with these things?

Sola Scriptura said...

How very pretty!! Will you be selling these in your shop? It's just lovely :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

So pretty! I love this tutorial. That is the sweetest vintage print on the tag. :) Happy Spring Stephanie!

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie,
A flower bouquet - what a clever idea. These are so pretty, and your tags add a special touch. I noticed the pink doilie on your table and it reminds me of one I have of my grandmother's. It looks very similar to yours.

Your creations are always so nice, and I think you put a stamp of love on everything you make.

~Sheri

Jackie said...

Aren't you clever and talented!
And what I love about this are the detailed instructions and photographs! Beautiful!!!
Hugs and love,
Jackie

Gina said...

Stephanie, your flower is darling! Thank you for including a tutorial with your pictures.

Blessing,
Gina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Stephanie,
My sweets; that's what my youngest son used to call me when he was growing up!
Your fabric rose bouquet is so pretty with its little tag and your tutorial is an easy one. Thank you for sharing and Happy Spring, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

Simply Linda said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

Robyn said...

Beautiful combination of lovely spring colours, Stephanie. Won't it be wonderful to have some warm weather finally?! You are so creative. It's always fun to see what you will come up with next! Have a great day. xo

Merlesworld said...

They are very pretty.
Merle......

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, these are so charming, Stephanie! I love the frayed edges and the darling little tag. Your photos are always so enchanting. Hugs, xo Karen

Vicky Hunt said...

Such a sweet and feminine little bouquet and that tag is just precious! You always make the prettiest things Stephanie! Hope your week is going well. Have a blessed Thursday.

Hugs, Vicky

Debbie Borthwick said...

Yes, it is very pretty! And it looks easy to make too! I love the colours you chose, and the lace on the stems makes them that much better.
Debbie :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, I love the flower arrangement and the tag. Everything you make is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial and I pinned it. Have a nice first day of Spring tomorrow.
Julie

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, this is absolutely sweetness! Being a "former" quilter (with a stash), this really makes me want to pull some out and make some for cards! Thanks for such beauty that you share!! Warm hugs!

Jazzmin said...

How lovely!! So creative and beautiful, and the most perfect colors for Spring! I love the pastels, too :) They are so sweet and just make you happy and calm to see.

Your tag is so pretty and vintage also!

Hoping you are well, dear friend, and having a wonderful week!

Blessings and huge hugs,
Jazzmin

wilma b said...

Love the flower bouquet!

Happy Spring!

Sylvia said...

That's so pretty, make lots and put in a vase! Wow

SarahGeorge said...

That's a sweet little bouquet! Thanks for the "how to" my sweet friend :)The tag is so pretty too :)

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I cannot decide which I like better..the gorgeous flowers or the sweet tag! I guess I love them both!!

Weekend-Windup said...

Great idea! Love your fabric flower bouquet!Different idea.

LBP said...

I love these! They are so pretty, thank you so much for the tutorial!

Blessings

Linda

Maria said...

the rolled fabric shabby flowers are so very pretty, Stephanie! And, love the sweet tag attached! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Take care and God Bless!

Sarah said...

Stephanie,

This is such a sweet idea! A great way to welcome in spring. I loved the vintage tag, and your vintage linens. So pretty and feminine!

May you have a blessed day!

-Sarah

Melanie said...

Happy Spring to you too Stephanie! The flowers are so pretty, love that you wrapped the stems in lace, that was a perfect touch! I should try this, what a happy springy boquet to make and share!

Jen Ham said...

Gosh Steph...I just love your work! xo Jen

Angela said...

love these!!! I might actually be able to do this even with my preggo sickness.....could distract me a bit.

btw....I have those same tags already printed out! She has some really cute things.

love to you~~angela

Angela said...

also, "seven" was a fabulous choice on the number of flowers ;)

Camille said...

Very pretty. You are one creative gal. :) Happy Spring to you! Camille

kitty said...

What a sweet little bouquet, Stephanie. You always make the prettiest things and give great directions. Your loving hands are such a blessing. xo

Carol Z said...

So sweet and pretty. What a lovely place to visit, sweet friend! Happy, happy spring.

Delvalina said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful idea, I will probably try for Mother's day to Sean's mom :)

Anyway sister, I wondering did you get my email :(

I just nominated you for my sunshine award, Thank you fro being my sunshine.

Been praying and thinking of you.
Blessing,
delvalina

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just so pretty, I don't know that I have seen flowers done this way and I haven't see the cloth wire, that would be so much nicer than regular wire, love the whole bouquet wrapped in lace, and such a sweet find on that image for the tag!!!

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! I am not too 'craftsy' but even I could follow these instructions. Thank you :)

My favorite part of the craft was the addition of the little pearls on the handmade tag. It looks so beautiful, and not 'too much.' Just a perfect touch. You do have a wonderful eye, my friend.
Happy Weekend :)
Ceil

pinks said...

awww these flower bouquets are sooooooo cute!!! So lovely!!! Thank you for sharing!

Jeanna said...

A great project, thank you for sharing the tutorial Stephanie!

Mindy Whipple said...

Happy Spring Ms. Stephanie!

Brenda said...

These are lovely Stephanie, you are very gifted.

Abiola said...

This is beautiful and so easy to make. Thumbs up, friend.

I never fail to pick one or two things from your blog with each visit.

Do have a splendid weekend.

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Stephanie, I also think this fabric flower is so precious!
It is so much fun to create new things! I am looking forward to sewing up some new spring aprons for myself soon. We have had so much dust this spring, cleaning my home has been a full time job. We are having to dust storm proof our homes (really) Please pray for rain for us! Blessings to you my dear friend!
Love Roxy

Amy said...

Good Afternoon Stephanie!

I love this idea. It is so adorable!
I love the frayed look, very vintage. I love it when we get our creative juices flowing.

Of course, I haven't had much of that going on here lately, since we have been in a dust bowl. Roxy isn't kidding. It's bad out here. Please pray for rain, we so need it and lots of it!

I hope you you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Amy

donna said...

What a great idea. I love your roses they turned out gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs
donna

Kate M said...

Beautiful spring bouquet you have made =- must have a go at these too!!
xx

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