Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rickrack Flowers

I don't know about you but I LOVE Martha Stewart.  She has the cutest ideas on her site.  I recently bought one of Martha's books.  It is amazing!  I want to make every single project in that book.  I came across these adorable rickrack flowers and knew that I had to make them.  As I was reading the instructions I kept getting confused, so I thought I would do a picture tutorial to help others figure it out.


What you need:
Rick rack - 16 points
Thread
Needle
Scissors
Fray check or something similar

First run the needle through the bottom points on the rickrack.  Make sure to keep the points straight and even so they don't rotate.  This part was kind of difficult.  Keep all of the points on the needle and while holding them together pull the thread through and loop it through the first point, making a circle, pull the thread tight.


Next sew the two raw edges together and use the Fray check to keep the ends from fraying.


The flowers can be displayed either side up,  now is the point where you decide which.  On the opposite side sew through the loops.  Put the needle towards the center of the flower and loop the trail around it.  Notice in the picture it is making loops to keep the 'petals' evenly spaced.  Go all the way around the flower and tie off.



Now pick out your center.  How easy is that?!


Now you can stick it on a headband, shirt, purse, you name it!  Did my pictures help?

8 comments:

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

That is so cute - love it! Yes, your pictures make the tutorial very clear - thanks for sharing. I "followed" you from Blue Cricket's Show & Tell!

The4Rs said...

very cute and timely, could you post on my linky party? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Who doesn't love Martha?! Let me re-phrase who in this crazy crafting/blogging world doesn't love Martha?! These are adorable, you did Martha proud!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

So Cute! I found your blog through a linky party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Come and link up your latest and greatest at our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!

~Alisa
sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I just featured you on my FB page

Sonal said...

VERY CREATIVE IDEA..

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Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

These flowers are super cute! I love how using rick rack makes "petals" for the flowers. Thanks for sharing!