Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fabric Scrap, Flower Ball

Once again, I was on a ....what to do with my scraps kick??? Also, needing to come up with some cute new display ideas for my new display at Ck Swan. Can't wait to get started on it.

So, I came up with this little bauble.

I started with a 5" round flower oasis (basically a styrofoam ball)

Then, I took a bunch of scrap material, folded it in half and cut a sort of half circle. So when you open it up, it "resembles" and oval. Next, (with material still folded in half) fold bottom, straight edge in an accordion fashion; then stick your pin through all layers. I used basic straight pins.

Once the pin is securely through all layers, fan the fabric out, so that it looks like a flower petal. Then simply insert pin into ball. Continue in this fashion until you have covered the ball. I used many different patterns, but I think it would also be beautiful with the same fabric covering the ball.

Lastly, I used a piece of grosgrain ribbon (cut to desired length) and secured with a pin.

And there you have it. As I said, I'm planning on using mine for display decor. But it would be cute in a baby's room, or hey! even a wedding. Maybe in a monochromic creme theme? Just use your imagination! Have Fun.