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Day 22:: Flower Power


I searched & searched for a ‘fabric flower tutorial’ to no avail. I found several that weren’t exactly what I was looking for. So, I decided what the heck… just make your own…

  1. Cut scraps of fabric into flower shapes {going from big flower to small flower}. You could probably use a stencil but I was in a hurry so mine are all a little rough.
  2. Dip flowers into a bowl of watered down Elmer’s glue.
  3. Place wet flowers on drying rack.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Layer flowers.
  6. Stitch the flowers together.
  7. Glue buttons on top.
  8. Attach to barrette clip in the same fashion you would the bow.
  9. Place in daughter’s hair!


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  • KMR
    January 22, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Your flower clips are cute. Here is a tutorial for another one… https://blairpeter.typepad.com/weblog/2006/03/fabric_flowers.html


  • Courtney McIlwain
    January 22, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I love it. You are so talented!!!!

  • Trina
    January 22, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Love the glue dipping idea! Very cute and easy clip 🙂

  • Jessica Ranjbari
    January 22, 2009 at 11:52 am

    that is so cute….. I have to try it! Thanks 🙂

  • maggi
    January 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Love it!

  • Lisa
    January 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm


  • andi
    January 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I love the comments with the pictures! You have wonderful ideas!!! I am proud of you for hosting small group, that is a lot with Little Man screamin’ in the night! Love the mugs, big fan. Let’s get together soon. I’ll be out of town next week, but maybe one evening the next, you could come over after kiddos go to bed and we could sip coffee. Hugs!

  • Gray Matters
    January 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Very cute – I’ve seen them done with felt, but not fabric. Thanks for sharing.

  • Meaghan
    January 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    i totally love all your tutorials! now i just need a girl…

  • BKaminski
    January 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Darb its adorable! Im sure M and P will look great in them!

  • Jamie
    January 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you so much! I found your blog when I was googling for hair bow tutorials a couple months ago. I used your tutorial and my little one year old has the CUTEST bows ever! Thank you! I can’t wait to try these as well.

    You’re very talented and so sweet! Thank you for sharing.

  • The Harris Family
    January 22, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Darby you rock! I didn’t have the ability to do the flower but I looked at the other bow tutorial and made a ton of bows today from old ribbon I’ve been collecting! I also loved that tutorial of the zipper bag the other day, you should put that on the “Lookin for one of these” section of your blog so people can quick reference it as well! Thanks girl~

  • The Harris Family
    January 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    PS- I even blogged about it…check out my blog for your ‘shout out’

  • J
    January 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    So fun! Why am I not surprised??? 🙂

  • Laura
    January 23, 2009 at 7:30 am

    So cute, Darby!

  • LeslieW.
    January 27, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Love it! I am so glad I have something to do with all those scraps! Thanks.