**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!