Put a Flower on it – Pinterest Challenge

When the Winter Pinterest Challenge was announced last week, I was beyond excited.  Mostly because it feels like I’m pinning everything lately.  Of course, I couldn’t decide what to do (seriously – it took me until Saturday) but I eventually pulled it together.

WIthout further ado, my pinterest challenge item is…

fabric flowers!

(Thanks to the tutorial on Bower Power)!

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This was the perfect project for me to tackle because I had all of the supplies (and by ‘had’ I mean ‘found them after in assorted boxes’).  To start, I cut a few strips of fabric from my scrap collection.  I tried to stick with whites, greens, and blues.  My favorite was the green and white polka dot fabric because it was flannel and oh-so-soft.

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With the strips cut, I started by tying a knot at one end…

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…and then twisting and wrapping the fabric around the knot.  I did this and attempted to make it permanent with a push-pin, which was a major fail.  Thank goodness for hot glue, even if I do burn myself practically every time I use it.

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Before I knew it, I had a whole slew of fabric flowers just hanging around.

Clearly, I hadn’t thought past this part because what do you do with all of these flowers?

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You make a wreath, that’s what.

Well, you could really do a lot with these flowers, like dress up a headband or make a fun necklace, but in this instance, I decided to make a Spring wreath.

Our Former Spring wreath ended up being a donor for this project.  I basically had to rip off all of the leaves and flowers – sometimes cut them off – to get the basic wreath.  Totally worth it, in my opinion.

PS – Don’t worry about the flowers – they’ve all been placed in an apothecary jar for a lovely touch of Spring in our dining area!

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At this point, I pretty much just went wild with some leftover tulle from an earlier wreath.  It really helps tie everything together, rather than have the flowers look like they were just thrown on.  The green doesn’t match the green in the flowers, but it’s a soft green that’s perfect for Spring.

You know, in case Spring ever decides to happen.

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Ta-da!

I’m currently hanging the wreath on one of the built-ins’ knobs because I have yet to find the command strips.  Once that happens, I’ll be tossing this bad boy up on our front door.

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So, that’s my Winter 2013 Pinterest challenge. Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!

Linking up: Young House Love | Bower PowerDecor and the Dog, and The Remodeled Life.

Psst – You can check out my previous Pinterest Challenge projects: a beaded necklacespray painting lamps, and paper rosette escort cards.

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  • http://www.mailboxjourney.com Melanie

    Cute!

  • http://annabelvita.com Annabel Vita

    This is so adorable! I love the colour of the tulle – the backs of the built ins would look gorgeous in that colour.

    • http://popcornonthestove.com Kristen

      Once I unpack the china and figure out where everything should go, I’m definitely going to be having some fun with the built in :)

      • http://annabelvita.com Annabel Vita

        Yay! I keep meaning to add something to the back of my glass cabinet but till I figure out what it’s staying blank!

  • http://littlehousebigheart.com Jess @ Little House. Big Heart.

    So pretty! I’ve wanted to know how to make these for a while (my garter had a few on them)!

  • http://retroranchrenovation.blogspot.com Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno

    I love your wreath…those flowers turned out so cute!

  • http://www.decorandthedog.blogspot.com michelle@decorandthedog

    It’s so pretty. And springlike. Mmm, spring!

  • http://www.likestosmile.com Stacey

    Looks amazing!! I was also so excited to see the tutorial on Bower Power. So simple and yet, I never would have figured it out. Looks great!

  • http://happyaccidenthappenings.blogspot.com/ Rebecca

    I thought about doing fabric flowers as well (for headbands/clips for my nieces) but have no idea where the glue gun is in our current apartment since we’re in the middle of a move. Love yours!

  • http://www.ourhomefromscratch.com John @ Our Home from Scratch

    Nice! Clever idea dressing up the wreath. Great built-in, btw.

  • http://ourhumbleabodeblog.com Amanda @ Our Humble Abode

    Pretty and much more modern than the old wreath. Haha. Love the fabric flowers!

  • http://www.ourcozycubbyhole.com Erika @ Our Cozy Cubbyhole

    Super cute! I love these little flowers! :)

  • http://Www.casa-de-Christine.blogspot.com Christine @ casa-de-Christine

    Too cute! Love the fabrics you chose. Such a nice hit of spring!

  • http://www.cornerofmain.com Kelly @ Corner of Main

    Those are adorable. I love your wreath too. I am definitely going to have to try making these sometime!

  • http://www.alittlebiteofeverything.com Ainhoa

    How did I not see this earlier? It’s adorable, I love it!!

  • http://thesepeachroses.blogspot.ca E @ ThesePeachRoses

    I love the placement of the flowers on your wreath! The colour of the tulle is so pretty. Good job!

  • http://attemptsatdomestication.com Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    Those are cute! I actually gathered up some fabric to make flowers for my spring wreath too!

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