I have a super easy project for you today!!
These little Spring Flowers are just so cute – partly because they’re sweet little flowers and partly because they’re wee tiny and everything is cuter when it’s tiny.
I don’t know why that is, but it’s true.
These are so easy to change up for your colors and style too!
Aren’t they sweet? It’s a little hard to tell but these guys are only about 4″ tall.
See? They are so cute and small – they make my green birdie look like he’s related to Godzilla or something.
Ready to make your own? You’ll need:
tiny clay pots – 1 3/4″ tall
stuffing and green moss
fabric, trim, burlap
Start by painting your clay pots. I painted the top rim with that awesome Martha Stewart pearl color. LOVE that color.
I’d use it on my fingernails if I could.
(Actually right now it is on my fingernails – but not in a cool, stylish on-purpose sort of way.)
I mixed in some pale turquoise paint with the pearl to make a really light blue that still had that pearl sheen.
You don’t need a ton of paint – these have two light coats on them. I wanted the clay to show through just a bit.
Once you have them all painted you can start building your flowers.
Stick a little stuffing down in the pot, then glue a small ball of moss on top of it.
Cut a strip of burlap – about 1 1/2″ x 10″. Sew a gathering stitch along one side and pull up the thread to make a little circle of burlap. Knot the thread.
Glue the burlap to a small circle of felt.
Now cut a strip of your fabric, 2″ x 18″. Fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together and sew a gathering stitch along the raw edges.
Cut another small circle of felt. (about 1″). Glue the gathered fabric in a spiral, starting at the edge of the felt circle and overlapping as you work your way in.
Now cut about 8″ of trim – and gather it up like you did the burlap.
Glue the burlap base to the green moss. Tilt it just a bit so the flower will be at a little angle.
Now glue your lace piece onto your fabric flower, then glue a button to the center.
Now glue your fabric flower into the burlap circle – and you’re done with one!!
Make as many as you like. I made a total of five – because odd numbers make me happy.
I just love that pretty blue paired with the burlap and lace and buttons –
Here’s that sneak peek of my mantel! I’m going to be finishing it up and showing off the whole thing over at my blog soon!
(Keeping it real here – This was originally a guest post over at The V Spot. Back in March. My mantel is still not finished.
I’m hoping by summer to have something cute up there besides my little flower pots.)
I hope you like them!
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