Have you seen all the burlap, fabric and lace flowers that seems to be everywhere and wondered how they were made, why they burlap and canvas were so “perfect” and what fabrics were used? Well crew member Shannon Green decided to figure it out and she shares how it is done.
The secret is applying glue to the fabric and then cutting the fabric or die cutting it. Shannon used an AccuCut Die Machine to make the cut out flower shapes – Flower Die , but you can use any flat flower die you have or cut them by hand.
Canvas Corp offers a wide range of different burlap colors from vintage and rustic tones to bright and fun tones and printed canvas and fabric are amazing as well. You can find a whole range of Canvas Corp 12×12 fabrics you can mix and match.
Cut a wide range of different flower layers in different colors, sizes and shapes.
Create layers of lace that are made by sewing or gluing the lace into a round (not perfect 🙂 circle.
Layer 4-5 different flower sections and lace together to create the look and glue or stitch them in the middle with a long needle.
Add bits of smaller lace, ribbon and trims where you want. To finish off the centers add small cut pieces of burlap or canvas, buttons, old jewelry, charms or crystals. A great way to use up some of your found and saved treasures.
So if you love to add flowers to craft projects, maybe you are making them for DIY wedding decor or you want to make corsages for Mother’s Day or someone’s birthday, now you know how easy they are to make. You can also make them in holiday colors and add to your holiday gift wrap.