It’s one of my favorite times of the month.. time for another DIY Challenge! A few of my blogging friends and I come together each month and challenge ourselves to all create something from the same item. Last month’s challenge was “scrap wood” and I shared this handy little thing that was quite popular among my readers!
I was a little nervous when I saw the theme for this month… fabric. If I had my mom close by, I would have all kinds of fabulous Pinterest-inspired things I could create…. with Mom doing the sewing of course! I don’t know about you, but this girl has hardly spent any time indoors this summer! From soaking up rays at the beach, to camping at the lake and just being outdoors in general, it’s left me with very little time inside… and time to create. However, I’d love to share this pretty but simple garland I created using things I had on hand!
- chiffon material (if you’re fabric store has a remnant bin, be sure to check it)
- 2 circles, 10 cm wide
- 2 circles, 8 cm wide
- 3 circles, 5 cm wide
- beads or other decorative button for center
- invisible thread and needle
- twine to attach the flowers to
1. One little suggestion I’d like to share with you is that fabric shears make cutting fabric soo much easier! So quick! Especially when you’re cutting out 35+ circles! The great thing about making these flowers is you don’t have to use the exact measurements I gave you. Look around your home and find things you can use to trace. Canned goods from the pantry work great and so would round smaller bottles. Using a sharpie, I traced some circles onto my fabric. Don’t worry about leaving a mark, as you’ll see later on that it’ll disappear.
2. For singing the edges of your circles, you’ll need a tea light candle or some other candle without sides. There are plenty of tutorials floating around Pinterest for this so I won’t go into great detail on how to do it. Very carefully, hold your circle over the flower so it starts to “curl up”. Go quickly around all the edges.
3. This shows my stacks of circles before they’re singed! Depending on how stacked or full you want your flowers to look, add more circles to your piles.
4. Using invisible thread and a needle, stitch your flowers together at the center. I then added a tiny glob of hot glue and added some little gold beads to complete them!
Super easy and cute! I hot glued them to my twine and was done!
I absolutely love our Boxwood Wreath I made last year and it had been hanging on this old window ever since! I decided to change things up a little bit and add this garland instead.
I love the combination of colors… reminds me of fall!
Be sure to check out all the amazing things my friends created! So much pretty and beautiful creations!
Also, I’d like to share one more thing before you go! Our monthly DIY challenge group has a group Pinterest board where we pin and share all our projects. We’ve decided to open the board to other bloggers so if you’re a blogger and would like to join this board, check it out here. We’d love to have you join us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!