Friday, April 16, 2010

A Petite Posy

**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**

I often wonder why I have such an immense desire to create flowers. I just can't seem to get enough. Here is yet another flower project, a sweet petite posy.


I have chosen to use my 6-petal paper punch as a pattern. You can use any 6-petal paper punch for this project or draw one free hand.

Begin by punching out a pattern from lightweight chipboard.


Trace the pattern onto the non-glue side of a piece of Heat 'n Bond Ultra. Allow 3 flowers per posy.


With an iron, fuse the Heat 'n Bond to the wrong side of a piece of fabric. This is the perfect time to dig out those fabric scraps.


Cut out each of the flowers along the traced line.


Cut a slit into the center between 2 petals.


Remove the paper backing from 5 petals, keeping the paper attached to the 6th petal that sits alongside the slit.


With an iron, fuse the flower to a small piece of felt.


Trim the felt from around the 5 fused petals leaving a narrow border of felt showing.


Cut the felt away from under the 6th petal.


Remove the paper backing from the 6th petal. Overlap the petals next to the slit, keeping the petal with the felt on the bottom. With an iron, fuse into place.


Fold a 9-inch piece of cloth covered floral wire in half. Feed the open ends of the wire through the front of a button. Tint the wire with a fabric marker that matches the color of the button before pulling the wire completely through.


Make 2 small holes in the bottom of the flower with a large needle. Feed the wires through the holes.


Give the wires a single twist at the base of the flower to keep it from shifting.


Here is my little spool garden. They are happily awaiting their floral tape. I kind of like this simple arrangement just as is.


Place 3 flowers together at varying heights and wrap securely with floral tape.


I have chosen to use purchased paper leaves for this project. Place 3 leaves together at varying heights and wrap securely with floral tape.


Combine a cluster of leaves and a cluster of flowers and wrap securely with floral tape. You may choose to cut the stem to approximately 1-1/2-inches in length and leave it straight or curl the full length of the stem around a skewer to form a spiral. Add a bow if desired and don't forget to include a pretty corsage pin too.


I got carried away and made way too many.


The leftover posies make an adorable wreath.


How about a red, white, and blue wreath for the 4th, a red, pink, and white one for Valentines Day, and a red and green one for Christmas?

Oh, the possibilities!

Happy weekend!

Aloha,

46 comments:

greetingarts said...

Fabulous! They look wonderful, and would make *great* May Day gifts, Mother's day, whatever! Thanks for the detailed tutorial, and for sharing. Now... where's that six-petal flower punch of mine...?

Estela said...

Hola Lettie, soy Estela de Venezuela, me encantaron estas flores, ya veo que eres muy creative, felicitaciones, me gustan tus trabajos, son hermosos , very good.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Oh Lettie! Those are beautiful.

Darlene said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing

Lynn Weathers said...

Very cute. I was thinking these would be nice for a Mother's Day corsage. Um... might have to get busy on that one.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love everything you make!! These flowers are wonderful!!

Nile e Richard said...

Oi Arlette.
Muito bonita as suas flores.
Obrigado por partilhar.
Bom fim de semana para voce.
bjtos no coração.Nile.

Fiona said...

Oh, what a fantastic tutorial, thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

Gingini said...

You did it again! A beautiful little flower with a great tutorial! Now everyone can make these, thank you so much! :)

Zlata said...

Oh, so beautiful!Thanks for the tutorial, and for sharing.

zigzago said...

Hi Lettie, thanks for sharing, they are beautiful! Have a nice weekend, Renata.

*kelebek*-* said...

very beautıfull model ..çok güzel ..

Maria said...

Adorable !!!

DianeM said...

OMGosh! Super Duper project! The pics are mouth-watering too. I thought what a great table favor the posies in the thread spools would make at a ladies luncheon! I will definitely have to make some of these..the wreath is to die for...
Smiles, DianeM :)

Magalys said...

Me gusta mucho tu trabajo. Estas lindas flores seguramente las pondré en práctica muy pronto, serán bellos obsequios para mis amigas. Un tutorial excelente, fácil de seguir. Dios te bendiga!

Fantasìa said...

Hallo dear
your is the most fabulous blog I have seen still today. I am Italian. Kisses from Manuela
www.fantalela.blogspot.com

FairyFiligree said...

Fantastic tutorial. thank you for sharing your know-how.

sweetiepie said...

Another beautiful project with step by step instructions. Thank you for being so generous with your creative ideas, Lettie.

Take care!!

DianeM said...

P.S. - I'm off to Michaels to buy a 6 petal paper punch! I'll tell them to send you a commission for the sale ;P
Smiles, DianeM :)

F.Gina said...

Lettie, it's fantastic idea again ! Thank you :))

Kim D. said...

Hi Arlette, Oh, these flowers are so cheerful and springy, thanks for yet another great tutorial!!

Estrella said...

Que bonitos trabajos haces y que originales son. Me encanta visitar tu blog y ver tus trabajos artesanos

Jille said...

You have done it again. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creations.
Jille x

Aida said...

it's beautiful..hope u don't mind if i make some for my sons teachers...for teacher's day.

Aida
JarumEmas

Terri said...

You make such great flowers! Sometime I am just going to have to gather some supplies and make some for myself. Thanks for all the great ideas. Terri

Eileen said...

cute idea!

Mannick...91 said...

Oh Lettie, always nice ideas and thank you for the tutorial

die Plötzies said...

Hi,

i love your Flowers! Thank you for all the tutorials! I will link you hier http://iddensammlung.blogspot.com/

Mel

Annette said...

I love it....thank you so much for the tutorial...

Dany said...

beautiful

Valda Souza said...

Thank you! maravilhoso!!!!!!!!!

Janine said...

The posie wreath is a perfect spring decoration.
How wonderful this idea is .
Again, you showed up with something beautiful

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is adorable! I love this so much. This would be fun at weddings as well. Thanks tons for sharing this, I'll be linking.

SisterDG said...

My goodness, this is a genius construction! Thank you for the very clear tutorial, and for the gorgeous idea. I can't wait to make some of these!

creativejewishmom.com said...

Another gorgeous and well crafted project! I'm linking to this on my Craft Schooling Sunday party, so thanks in advance! All the best,
sara

Decomom said...

Eeek! This is the cutest ever! I love, love, love your step by step instructions - you make it look so easy! I am doing this! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

So cute!h

Julie said...

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Carmiña said...

Hello Lettie,
Thanks for share those beautiful flowers you make.

Kelly said...

Fabulous tutorial -- I absolutely love these little posies!

Thank you so much for sharing.

Kelli said...

I LOVE these flowers, and just wanted to let you know I "featured" them in my blog post today. Thanks for the great tute!

http://whimsikel.blogspot.com/2010/05/still-preoccupied-with-fabric-flowers.html

Marishechka said...

Дорогая Летти! Я случайно попала в Ваш блог и была пораженна таким количеством идей! Спасибо огромное за полученное удовольствие от просмотра Ваших работ!!! Цветы - восхитительные!!!

Fê Almeida said...

Seus trabalhos são lindos, parabéns!

Apurva said...

Wow, you are so creative and I am simply in love with all the flowers you have made.

sue niven said...

really really lovely.

Cherie said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring blog. I am having a lovely time reading thorugh all your gorgeous tutorials