- Cut: Following Alisa's instructions, I cut my burlap and cotton fabrics. A couple pieces of my cotton fabric pieces were scraps so I had to make smaller "ice cream cone" shapes.
- Glue: I used my Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue to dab a thin line about 1/4" from the edge of my burlap in order to keep it from fraying beyond that point. I glued the fabric and the burlap together and attached an ugly 1/2" button to the back where Alisa attached her 3-D dot and "gem".
- Wrap: Since I didn't have any of the small rubberbands that Alisa recommends, I just cut a regular rubberband in half, wrapped one half around the fabric covered button and tied the ends in a double knot. Since I didn't have much space to work in, I didn't want to break out my hot glue gun, so I just wrapped and glued down the jute and hemp cording with the tacky glue. As you'll see in the picture below, I only wrapped around the edges and didn't cover the top of the button; that was just personal preference.
- Flatten: I flattened out the flower, but it wouldn't stay, so I glued a quarter-sized circle of grey board (cereal box cardboard) to the back behind the button.
Here are the four flowers I made today and a close up of my favorite one:
Now I just need to figure out what to put them on! I'd love to incorporate them into a home decor project if possible. If you have any ideas, please tell me in a comment!
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