Fabric Red Poppies :). I had a bit of red fabric and some time on Friday to create something new for the home so I figure I'll make something I really enjoy but don't get to see that often.
These are sitting pretty in the little wooden crate. Originally designed to be part of a napkin topper for decoration:
Here's a quick tutorial of how to make these poppies (makes 6):
- 6 strips of red fabric cut 4.5" x 14"
- 6 black fabrics scraps (~4" x 4" each)
- 6 black fabric strips (1/3" x 6")
- 6 strips of green fabric cut 1.5" x 14"
- 6 bamboo sticks/skewers about 6" each
- hot glue gun
- Prep the poppy stem: Wrap each stick with one of the green fabrics - leave about 1/2" exposed where the flower would be attached later on
- Make the poppy center.
- Place one of the black fabric scraps on a flat surface and place some stuffing in the middle (I used some cut up fabric scraps).
- Scrunch up the fabric around the stuffing to make a ball and tie the 'ball' with a strip of the black fabric. Cut off the excess fabric.
- Start with one of the the red fabric strip. Hot glue a corner against the exposed poppy pen. Make sure that the wavy end is facing upwards.
- Hot glue a small line against the long uncut end of the fabric strip - pinch and hot glue (if needed) against the poppy stem. Continue this until the whole red fabric strip is against the step. Make sure that the exposed stem area is completely covered by the poppy petal and the petal goes all around the stem. Use a little bit of hot glue to blue the start of the petal to the end so it forms a neatly enclosed poppy
Bunch them up for a nice bouquet:
Thanks for visiting and I'll be sharing this tutorial at these lovely LINKY PARTIES.