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Easy Fabric Flowers (from old flowers)

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How many of you have some of these laying around:

Or maybe an old bunch of flowers?

Here is an easy way to recycle your old flowers in to fun new accessories! (find out how to make these flowers after the jump!)

Easy Fabric Flower Tutorial (from old flowers)

Items needed:

  • Old flowers
  • Threaded needle
  • Felt
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors


Take the old flowers apart and start with 5 flower petals.  (You made need more or less depending on how you want the finished flower to look and how big the petals are.)

Fold the first petal in half and in half again.

 Add a small stitch to the bottom to keep the petal folded.

Fold the next petal the same way.  Run a stitch through the bottom and tighten it up next to the 1st petal.  Keep going until your new flower has the desired fullnes.  (5 petals worked for me.)
Squeeze the bottom of all the petals together and add another stitch or tow to keep the petals in place.

 Cut a circle of felt, about penny size, and add a generous amount of hot glue.

 Press the flower into the glue.

That is it!  Think of all the places you could use these flowers!

Hair clips, headbands, jewelry, accessories!

To make the hair clip, just cut a 2nd piece of felt and glue the clip in between the two pieces of felt.

Here is one from a pink flower:

And from a rose:

The last two flowers had a few different sized petals, so for extra poufy-ness, I hot glued a bunched up, small petal to the center.

Have fun!

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  1. What a fun project. Great idea! Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

  2. Very pretty!'My Emma would love those :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week to the Creative Inspirations Linky Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  3. SUCH a great idea. I have never thought about using flowers from old flowers. Just stopping by from a blog hop, feel free to stop by my site when you get a chance 🙂

  4. Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com says:

    Cute! We just put up our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this!

  5. Britni@Hubby Made Me says:

    This is so clever! I need to start looking at new uses for things before just throwing it away! They look adorable as little hair clips too 🙂 I'd love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there!

  6. artclubblog.com says:

    They look lovely!

  7. Debt Free Mommy says:

    It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please come by and link up any post(s) related to making your home a better space. I hope you'll join us for Making Space Mondays. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

  8. So smart! Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

  9. Athena at Minervas Garden says:

    This is a great idea for reusing flowers on hand–well done!

  10. Stacia Liechty says:

    Now I will look at those dollar store flowers in a whole new light. These are so cute and easy, Thanks for the tip! I would love if you stopped by my brand new blog to say hey! Happy Saturday!

  11. Tutus & Tea Parties says:

    Lovely! They look great! I'd love for you to come share this at our

  12. Justine of SewCountryChick says:

    Fun idea Jaimie!

  13. Sweet and That's it says:

    This is such a wonderful idea.
    I am so pleased that in our sad society's throw-away mentality
    there are still people like you with brilliant skills.

  14. Very nice! I love finding new uses for things, this is very clever!