Thursday, January 23, 2014


Is this week flying by or is it me?
Hello, everyone!

It seems we are in for another cold front.
I know most of you on the East coast are already feeling it and we are supposed to drop down to 20 tonight.
Well, for us down here in Texas, that is very, very cold. :)

I hope you all have plenty of craft supplies to keep you busy! :)
And that is exactly what I have been doing, ignoring the cold and making some Valentine crafts.
Today I am sharing with you a tutorial on how I make my burlap flowers.

 Let's get started.
First thing you need to do is choose your fabric.
Since I wanted to use these flowers for my Valentine's decor, I chose red and pink burlap.

Next, you need to cut 10 square pieces, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches each.

Now, cut a circle out of card paper.
As you can see, it doesn't have to be perfect.

And also cut two circles the same size out of the fabric you will be using to make your flower.
Using your glue gun, cover the front and back of your card paper circle. 
When you are done, trim any excess fabric.

Now you are ready to start making your petals.
Take one of the 3 1/2 inch squares, fold once and then fold again a second time.

Add a little drop of glue on the left hand corner to keep it together,


And here is your first petal.

 When you are finish making all ten petals, it is time to start putting the flower together.

Get you burlap covered circle and adding a drop of glue to the bottom corner of each petal, start gluing them like this.
First, glue four of them.

And when those are done, glue the other four.

And finally, add the last two petals to the center of your flower.

And you are done!
Sometimes, I like to decorate the flower with a pearl or little embellishment.

This flowers will be around 6 inches wide when it is finished.
If you want to make smaller flowers, just cut your squares smaller, three or two inches wide, depends on the size you want.

As you can see, they are very easy to make.
It takes me about fifteen minutes to get one done.
I hope you liked this tutorial and decide to make some flowers.
Of course, this method can be used on all kinds of fabrics.

Stay warm and see you all soon!


  1. Good tutorial! Love them!
    xo Kris

  2. What a wonderful tutorial Maria Elena! They are so pretty!! Enjoy your day, Gail

  3. Those are really cute, Maria Elena. Thanks for putting that tutorial together- xo Diana

  4. What a well-done tutorial, Maria Elena! These flowers are so cute, and the possibilities are spining around in my head!

  5. Thank you Maria - Im going to give it a try. Did you use fabric glue or a glue gun? Thank you.


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