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How to Make Simple Flowers

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Are you looking for a way to make some really easy flowers? It honestly doesn’t get much easier than this. Keep scrolling to see how to make simple flowers using only a needle and thread, and a strip of fabric. 

Supplies needed for this DIY:

  • 1-2 inch wide strips of fabric (8-12 inches long)
  • Thread, string, or thin twine
  • A needle size appropriate for whatever string you’re using
  • Buttons
  • Greenery
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors

The needle that you use will depend on the fabric that you have. I’m using burlap, so I’m able to use this larger darning needle which is typically used in crochet. Basically, what you will do is make a running stitch along one edge of your fabric. 

Once you’ve run your stitch all the way down, you will then start to gather your fabric to create a ruffle. 

Tie a knot in one end of the string to prevent it from slipping out. Hold the other end and start to push the fabric towards the knotted end. 

Once you have it as tight as you can get it, tie the ends together. 

You may have to trim the ends of the fabric as you can see below to make them both match up, but that will be easy to do once they are tied together. 

There will be a gap left where the two ends meet, and you can leave that if you want. I used a small dab of hot glue for my burlap, but you would also use fabric glue for regular fabrics. 

Last, just add some embellishments. I added a button to the center of mine and some leaves to the back. Don’t toss the greenery from your floral picks. I save all of mine and use them for projects like this. 

I hope this tutorial helped you learn how to make simple flowers. There are a lot of ways to make flowers, so this is only one way, but they are pretty cute, if I say so myself! 

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