Friday, February 11, 2011

Playing with Muslin, Burlap and Spellbinders

I don't have a card to share with you today but I do have some crafty goodness. My niece asked me about the possibility of making some muslin flowers to tie around mason jars for wedding table decorations so I told her I would make her some samples. I ran 5 pieces of muslin through my cuttlebug with a large scalloped circle spellbinders die and then 1 piece of burlap with a smaller scalloped circle die to create my first attempt at a flower. It was so easy to put together which would be great for mass producing and I really like the results. I'm planning to work on some more samples for her this weekend in case she isn't as excited about this one as I am. :)

If you'd like to make some of these, all you need is 5 pieces of muslin and 1 burlap piece. Take one muslin circle, fold it in half and then in half again by bringing the edges to the center to form a point. You can see a sample of one circle folded in the bottom left of this photo. Once you have done that to four of the muslin circles, sew them to the fifth piece for your base. Next, place the burlap piece in the center and stitch it down with a button. Couldn't be easier.

I used a glue dot to adhere one of the flowers to my button jar as a sample. I can envision these flowers on all kinds of projects. Wouldn't they be cute on headbands and cards and scrapbook pages and pillows? I'm thinking a banner would be really fun too. Maybe I'll work on one for the bridal shower.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've had a wonderful week and are able to do something fun and crafty this weekend. Happy Stamping Crafting!


Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!! <3 Ali

Country Mouse said...

These are so beautiful!!! I'm sure she's gonna love them! I can't wait to try this!!!

Janet said...

I absolutely LOVE these flowers! I've caught your vision and am imagining them on all kinds of things too. Thanks so much. :)

JulieHRR said...

These are GORGEOUS, Beth!!!

connie said...

They are the cutest things! I can visualize them on many things!
Thanks for the great idea!

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Your flowers are really lovely! Thank you for sharing. Found your great blog through Pinterest :-)

krcmasterpiece said...

I love the Muslim flowers!

Anonymous said...

Very cute, so simple and rustic elegance, great for all kinds of things, hats, pillows, backpacks, thanks for sharing!!!

MakePaducah said...

Love these! looking for some great burlap crafts! Had to pin this!!


Marilyn Peter said...

I love these!!! I found you through Pinterest!! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of flowers like these to put on my shoes, that happen to be just the same color of the muslin and burlap!

Dragonlady said...

Found this on pinterest, great idea. thank you for the inspiration.

hugs Ali x

Mekissa said...

I was thinking that unbleached coffee filters might take the place of the muslim. I love the rustic, shabby chic look of these. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Now I have to find my fabric scraps and then find out what a cuttlebug is.

Thanks Linda

Anonymous said...

I just made these as boutonnieres for my wedding!
I had no idea what a cuttlebug was, so I just cut out circles and rounded the edges with my scissors.
I also used a glue gun instead of sewing.
Thanks for the idea, love them!

Journaling A Simple Life said...

Your flower is so cute. I will have to try it!

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Anonymous said...

These could also be made using coffee filters, either white or ecru.