Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Present Flowers Episode 2

In the last blog I showed you how to make a very simple flower, most of you are probably thinking it is too easy. Today I will show you how to make the flowers blossom (sorry).

You will need some buttons, for the moment one for each flower. The petal of the next flower is going to be the button hole so make sure the buttons are the right size. On each flower sew a button onto the tip of one petal. You can then button them together. The button should pass through the petal of the next flower. Like this.


                    
 
Here I have joined 11 of the larger flowers together  to make a scarf.


And here I have the same number of flowers but joined to fit more snugly around your neck and with a dangly end.









As before sew a button on a petal - obviously smaller buttons. Not so obviously if you want to alternate colours like this put the darker button on the lighter flower. You can see why if you look at the picture below.







 These more delicate flowers make lovely necklaces, bracelets, anklets and headbands. Best of all you could make a belt to wear with your Christmas outfit. If you made it like the last picture you could surreptitiously make it longer if you should eat a little too mach!

This saga has become a trilogy because being me I kept thinking of new things to try using the same ideas so some these will appear in the next enthralling episode.

If anyone uses these ideas I would love to see the result.
back soon
Lynn