Saturday, April 2, 2011

Burlap & Button Flowers

My good friend D'Ann gave me these adorable numbered pots for Christmas.

They were filled with lovely poinsettias throughout the holidays.  I couldn't decide how I wanted to use these precious pots after the poinsettias wilted away.  D'Ann was using hers to plant herbs for her kitchen windowsill.  I thought I would just copy her, but then I saw these creative flowers made of burlap and buttons at Mudpies and Marigolds.

They were exactly the flowers I made of one of my favorite fabrics ever, and more importantly, these flowers cannot be killed!  I envy all who have a green thumb...I can just look at a live plant the wrong way and it'll be dead within 24 hours! :o}

So I set to work to make these fun little flowers.  I cut free-form circles of burlap and some muslin fabric I had. Then I stacked them hot-gluing between the layers. 
The next step was to add a felt backing to keep the flowers sturdy and finish off with a button center.

I used little twigs I gathered from the backyard to make my stems and some green scrapbook paper to cut some leaf shapes.  Each stem was hot-glued to the felt backing.

Pretty cute little flowers, huh?
I stuck the stems down into styrofoam in the pots and covered them with moss. And lastly, I added the little leaves.
 Here they are...pretty little flowers all in a row!

And here is where they live now.  These little flower pots do not require any extra special care from me {well....except for a little dusting here and there}and I love the addition of some numbers on our family room built-ins!

I just love me some burlap and this little burlap project was quick and easy.  Fun, huh?

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Aaron said...[Reply to comment]

I think I like yours more than mine! Great job. :)

-Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}

Jan said...[Reply to comment]

I love them!

The Autocrat: Haley said...[Reply to comment]

Great job!! Lovin' this idea!

NYCLQ said...[Reply to comment]

I love it! So simple and so natural! Looks great mixed in with your books on the shelf!

:D Lynda

Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...[Reply to comment]

So Cute! Love these!

Butterscotch Caramel said...[Reply to comment]

Cindy: I totally love burlap. I could do so many things with it. But I will control myself. Thanks for the comment on my blog. The TP rolls are simple and $$$less. I am a new follower.

Betsy said...[Reply to comment]

These are just the cutest little flowers. I love the button in the center and those pots are perfect for these beautiful blooms. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing them.

Fishtail Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

too cute for words! flowers/burlap - sigh...precious! xoox, tracie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...[Reply to comment]

These are sooooo darn cute...thanks for sharing them at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope you had a fun time here:)