These simple flowers are popping up all over the place--super easy and can be made with any material, from fabric, to paper, to ribbon, to rick rack, to crepe paper, and beyond.
For this project, I used plain white muslin. I like to tear the fabric, rather than cut it, to create a frayed edge resulting in a more shabby chic flower. I also used some homemade mist (Jules' recipe) to dye the fabric.
First, mist the strip with plain water, then mist with the ink (this helps the dye to run on the fabric and gives more coverage with less dye).
Tie a knot at one end of the strip (this will be the bud at the flower's center)
Working in a circle, twist and turn the strip of fabric around the center. I like to keep my petals loose, but play with the tension to create different looks. If you're more of a visual learner, Rhonna Farrer does a fantastic video here
When you get the fabric the way you like it, glue it to a circle of felt or cardstock to hold it together. Hot glue or fabric glue work well.
The fun part is coming up with ways to embellish your flower centers: buttons, medallions, old costume jewelry. For mine, I used pearl tipped pins. Create a flower using this technique. Use it on a project -- may be a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered item. Post it here so we can see! Projects due May 29th at midnight.