I have had a ball making what I call Joey Flowers. These are generally a flower made of fabric or ribbon. I have been raving about the lovely crinkly ribbon that I purchased from an Etsy web site.
♥ Mary from Glorie Vintage sales this beautiful satin crinkly ribbon in many colors, but my favorite are the soft pastels. She also sales many other items. Stop by and say hi! ♥
I couldn’t wait to try this new ribbon out.
After making a very large Joey flower I thought that making smaller ones would be perfect with this lovely ribbon. You may think that I am crazy but I love the smell and feel of new textiles, it’s kinda like opening up a new book or magazine and smelling that great fragrance of the paper and print. I almost can get a high from it ! lol I know I’m kinda crazy!
Here is a Joey flower made out of the Ballerina Pink. One thing that I find great is that I can use up a lot of the scrapes of fabric and ribbon when making Joey flowers.
You will need: Fabric or ribbon, glue gun, thread and needle for by hand, or sewing machine, scissors, felt in color of the rosette, pieces of jewelry for center of rosette, strips of fabric and or ribbon, lace. Alphabet stamps and stamp pad for creating words on streamers.
To start with you need to cut 2 circles out of felt the color of your flower.
The size of the rosette depends on the size of the circle you cut. Start by sewing the ribbon at the outer edge of the circle and bunch or gather the ribbon as you sew row by row . . .
. . . make sure that when you start and end you do a couple of back stitches so it will stay nice and secure.
It should look like this when you are finished sewing on the ribbon. You can use ribbon or fabric for the rosette. Now you should have the flower, and one more round felt circle left. Next start to put together the streamers that you want hanging from the rosette. I cut pieces of lace, tulle, and ribbon at different lengths. As you can see above I have tea stained some of the ribbon for a little more weathered look. I like to mix it with the new, it gives a nice effect.
I run a line of stitches to hold all of the streamers together, then I hot glue the streamers to the back of the rosette about 2/3 rds of the way down. Arrange the streamers the way you like them.
At the top of the circle glue a small ribbon for hanging. Then take the felt circle that is left and glue gun it to the back of the flower. This will make the back look much more tightly and presentable and give it a finished look.
Choose what ever you like for the center of the rosette. I used a large pearl.
I have found many uses for these sweet flowers. Here are a few.
They even make a gift extra special because you made it.
I also have stamped something cute on the streamers like “Shabby White” or “Ballet Pink”. I like the personal touch.
CAUTION: I have made these flowers with a glue gun instead of sewing but if you want any fingerprints left be careful if you are using a glue gun! lol
Have a wonderful day!
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Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
Thoughts of Home Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Five Star Fro Fro @ A Tray of Bliss
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufu