Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY Week: Day 4 - Silk Flowers

Anyone who can thread a needle and simple-sew can make their own silk flower. I used:
  • Fake flowers of choice from craft store
  • Purple thread
  • Pins
  • Bling beads from craft store
  • Hot glue
  • Felt
TIP: When you go to the craft store for your supplies, look for fake flowers that can be easily pulled apart. Most fake flowers are made with a plastic center and fabric flower petals stacked and then backed by another hard green plastic piece. I would recommend looking for fake peonies, rannucluses or other large fluffy looking flowers. I would not recommend using fake roses, mostly because the fake petals are so tightly packed, you may not be able to get the soft look that is very IN right now.

Step 1: Start with popping the flower heads off the stems:

Step 2: Then, pull apart the flowers themselves so you have loose fabric petals.
Play around with the petals, stacking them into a shape you want. You can use less or more depending on how full or fluffy you want the flower, or you can use less of the larger outer petals depending on how large or small you want your flower.

Step 3: Once you have a stack that looks good to you, pin the layers together so the stack stays together the way you like it.

Step 4: Once you have the layers stacked, starting from the underside of the flower, start sewing a simple stich in the center to get the pieces to hold together. After about 5-8 pass-throughs, get out your bling.

Step 5: Hot-glue a small piece of felt to the back.

DIY silk flower shoes :  wedding diy shoes flower Filt Flower

Step 6: ...and some bling to the front..

Step 7: Put hot glue onto the felt and glue to your shoe! (allow a few hours to dry).

DIY silk flower shoes :  wedding diy shoes flower Flower Shoe

DIY silk flower shoes :  wedding diy shoes flower Flower Shoes

Source: Wedding Bee


  1. I love it!! I did a similar post you can check it out here


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