fabric or repurposed material of your choice,
1. Cut a circle from your material. Depending on where you plan to place your flower, the size of the circle can vary. For a ring, a diameter of about 2” is a nice size. For something larger like a headband, anywhere from 4-6” in diameter will work.
2. Start cutting into your circle at an angle with the goal of cutting the shape into a spiral. As you cut into the circle, the spiral should begin wider and become narrower as you near the center. This will ensure that, like a flower, the largest petals are on the outside.
3.Grab the tip at the center of the spiral and begin to wrap the remainder of the material around it. Periodically add dabs of glue as you go to help ensure the flower maintains its shape.
4.Measure the diameter of the base of the flower and cut out a circle from the same material. Glue this circle to the bottom of the flower to give it a sturdy base. This will come in handy when attaching your flower to your item of choice.
Other Decorative Technique Ideas
*Adorn the center of your flower: Buttons, beads and felt or fabric scraps are great for the center of your flower. Glue or stitch your accents in place.
*Create a multi-colored flower: Cut out two circles of the same size and different colors and wrap the two spirals together to form one flower.
*To add dimension to your flower: When cutting your circle into a spiral, cut in a wave motion so that when you wrap your flower, the petals will have natural depth. You can also fringe the edges of the spiral before wrapping.