2 Minute Fabric Flower

my white burlap christmas wreath!

burlap christmas wreath

doesn’t it look so pretty against my red front door??

here’s how i made the super easy red flowers….

Tutorial Week Day 2: These are the easiest fabric flowers I have made… hands down. All you need is:
  •  scissors
  • fabric (can be scraps)
  • hot glue gun
  • buttons, jewels, or beads
First, cut a circle out of fabric. Mine is roughly 5″ in diameter. I used a roll of scrapbook adhesive and cut around it for my circle. No need to make it a “perfect” circle.
Fold in both sides to find the middle of the circle.
Keep your finger on one side and hold it down. This will be part of your first pleat. (sorry for the fuzzy pic)
Take the next little bit of fabric and fold it over to create a pleat. Be sure to keep your finger in place to hold the pleats down.
This is give you an idea how to make the pleats in case you were lost. Again, sorry for the bad pic.
Keep going around the circle and making pleats.
Adjust the pleats so that you like the shape of the flower. It will most likely be a little lopsided. But that’s part of the “cute factor”, so don’t stress about making it completely perfect. (all you darn perfectionists!:)
Put a couple dots of hot glue under the pleats to hold them in place.
Then put a circle of glue in the center of the flower and attach a button, bead, or jewel (or whatev bling you choose).

There you go! Easy, huh. These would be cute for headbands, clips, handbags, pins, etc. I made 3 of these flowers for my White Burlap Wreath:

I’ve had a lot of questions about my Burlap Wreath. So I decided to post a few tips and tricks to making a burlap wreath (sorry, not a full blown tutorial. It’s a tag along today :)

burlap christmas wreath

  • I used a 14″ round hard foam ring (avail at craft stores.)
  • Paint the foam ring white (or the color of your burlap) so that the green foam ring doesn’t show through. I just used craft paint.
  • Before you cut your burlap, lightly spray it with a water bottle. This helps with the mess. a little. :)
  • I cut about 1 1/2 yards of burlap into 1″x16″ strips.
  • I very highly recommend using a rotary cutter to cut your burlap. You can use scissors and a yardstick, but I’ll just warn you, your wrist will hate you after!
  • (added later) I wrapped the burlap strips around the foam ring and then tied a double knot. I overlapped the strips and bunched them up as I went. If you try to undo a burlap strip after you’ve tied it, the burlap will shred! :)

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
Linda

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  1. 1
    laterg8r

    question, did you wrap the burlap around and then tie it?

    i voted for you :D gave you five snowmen :D

  2. 2
    Katie

    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I can't wait to make some of these for every occasion!!

  3. 3
    Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY

    That's MUCH 2 Fabulous! THanks!

  4. 4
    burlap + blue

    I just ADORE this wreath…I will most likely be replicating it in the very near future! As you can tell by the name of my blog, I am a fellow burlap lover!! AND, I have a red front door, too, which makes this just perfect. Thanks so much.

  5. 5
    Ana Paula and Paulo

    I love these flowers, so easy and fun. I took your advice and made a headband with them! Thank you for an awesome blog! :)

  6. 6
    Erin

    Hey Linda, this is Erin M Pettingill from high school. I am just now getting a chance to sit and look at your awesome site and I LOVE IT!! I honestly have been looking for a wreath to put on my door FOREVER and can't find one that I really like that doesn't look exactly like everybody elses. I LOVE this burlap wreath you made. I know christmas is in less than 2 weeks but I totally want to go out and buy the stuff and make it anyway. It is a good "winter" wreath not just christmas one.

    I hope you are doing well.

    Erin

  7. 7
    Nancy @ Live love laugh

    Two thumbs up and 5 snowmen! Love the wreath!
    ~Nancy

  8. 8
    Nancy @ Live love laugh

    Two thumbs up and 5 snowmen! Love the wreath!
    ~Nancy

  9. 9
    jojo

    merci tu es geniale bises jojo

  10. 11
    singapore florist

    oh gosh you're so fabulous. keep it up, loveeee your blog!

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  14. 12
    jane

    thanks so much,am far away in Africa n this was really helpful.the pictures where just fine.