Sometimes we just need a safe project. Something we know and can do in our sleep. I love dreaming and creating new things, but there is a sweet comfort that comes with a staple that I have done for years.
To me, making chiffon flowers are something that I have come to find as a quick downtime activity. I love the many color options and variations you can do with this flower by the types of buttons you give them and how you decide to use them. I am going to show you how I make them, and then give you a few easy ways you can use them.
Start with getting some chiffon fabric, sharp scissors, thread, needle, and buttons together. Once you have all your supplies out, you are ready to start!
1. The first thing I do is cut some strips of chiffon about 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ inch wide.
2. I then double thread my needle and weave it in and out of the chiffon strip all the way down.
3. I then push and scrunch my fabric close together
4. I then knot the ends of the thread as tight as I can to the other end of my thread, so the fabric has turned from a strip into a flower.
I like to make several of these with the different widths and lengths of stripes. The longer strips will create a more ruffled, full flower. I usually do a 1/2″ wide strip flower as my first flower and then a 1″ flower, and then a 1 1/2″ flower on the base and I tie all three-layered flowers together. Then for the final embellishment I add a button in the center of my top flower. Use your needle and thread to attach the button by going through the flower four or five times.
Tying several flowers together will give it a taller, fatter look that I love. This can be the hardest step. But don’t stress. Most of the time I go back and add a little hot glue to reinforce my layers and make sure it all stays secure.
There are lots of ways you can use these flowers. I love to make them as baby shower presents. You can easily glue a clip to the back of your flower and clip it to a headband like I did here.
For newborns, I love my DIY newborn headband. It’s soft and doesn’t leave marks on the baby’s sweet head.
There are lots of other ways to use these flowers! Glue them to plain picture frames as a fun embellishment, or you can make a bunch and glue them to a wreath. Those are just two ways to use these flowers. I know they would be cute glued to baskets, cards, etc. How would you use them??
Thank you so much for stopping in! Friday is coming! I hope you have a great weekend and get to use your imagination! The possibilities are endless!
**I shared this project over at my friend, Wait ’til Your Father Gets Home‘s blog.