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Are you looking for a way to make some really easy faux 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 burlap fabric. Make sure sure to check out our other Burlap Crafts while you’re here!
Supplies needed for this DIY:
- 1-2 inch wide strips of fabric (8-12 inches long)
- Thread, string, or thin twine
- A darning needle size appropriate for whatever string you’re using
- Hot glue or fabric glue
1. Choose and cut your fabric
I’m using burlap and I’ve cut it into strips about 10 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.
2. Thread your needle
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. It’s especially easy to use twine with these type needles, which is what I’m using here.
3. Create a running stitch
Basically, what you will do is make a running stitch along one of the long edges of your fabric.
4. Gather 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.
The fabric will start to pucker or ruffle and will curve into a circle.
5. Tie the ends of your twine to secure
Once you have it as tight as you can get it, tie the ends together.
6. Trim the fabric flower edges
You may have to trim the short ends of the fabric as you can see below to make them both match up.
That will be easy to do once they are tied together.
7. Glue the two ends of the fabric together
There will be a gap left where the two ends meet, and you can leave that if you want or glue it together. I used a small dab of hot glue for my burlap, but you could also use fabric glue for regular fabrics.
8. Add embellishments
Last, just add some embellishments to your flower. I added a button to the center of mine.
Then I added 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.
Enjoy your new flowers!
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! I hope you will join our email family so we can keep up with each other every week!