How to make flowery things | How About Orange

January 25, 2010

How to make flowery things

As Valentine's Day approaches—or as you grow increasingly tired of gray skies and snowbanks—pretty, flowery projects sound like a good idea. Here are some tutorials from around the internet:
Felt flower clips by A Hoot and a Holler (pictured above)
Rose barrettes at The Purl Bee
Crochet flower pattern by Salihan Crafts
Crochet flower pattern by Attic24 (pictured below)
Flowers made from zippers at Martha
Floral embroidery pattern at Vintage Transfer Finds (as well as how to use it)
Flowers made from ribbon at Make It Do

39 comments:

Grandma G said...

"Gray skies and snowbanks"... and BLIZZARDS! Another one today. *sigh*

Flowers... YES! I need flowers!!! REAL ones, growing outside... and green grass (even if I do have to mow it). Even a touch of sunshine would help. *sigh*

My word verification is "bighter". I think they meant "brighter". *sigh*

Grandma G said...

P.S. Don't quote me on the "mowing" part next summer, okay?

Deven said...

Beautiful Projects! I love your blog.

Meg McG said...

You have to look up Attic24's crochet flowers, absolutely adorable!

Jess said...

Meg, eeeek, so cute! I added it to the post!

C-Joy said...

Perfect timing -I HAD to buy myself some flowers yesterday because I am just so tired of gray skies & snow!

Lori said...

awesome tutorial - thank you! the clip is adorable

CitricSugar said...

One of the best titles I've seen this month! Too cute!

Meekiyu said...

super great tutorials! =D

Karen said...

You have to check out Princess Lasertron for the flowers.

[url]princesslasertron.com[/url]

Andy Porter said...

Such cute ideas! I love the name of your site BTW

Andy
Poppiesatplay.blogspot.com

Deb said...

What great projects! I have just recently learned how to crochet a flower so these tutorials give me a different look at them. Thanks for posting these! :o)

k.casey said...

i love your suggestions (always look forward to these!) and wanted to offer one of my own. the purl bee over at purlsoho has a sketchbook tutorial for "rose barrettes". they look absolutely adorable and completely in tune with your offerings.

keep up the bright postings!

Jess said...

Sweet—added it to the list! Thanks, K!

Heather Tomhave said...

Oh my! I will be making the little crochet flowers tonight! It's my latest little addiction! Thank you!

Salihan said...

Thank you for linking to my crochet flower fridgies pattern! What a great list to be on. I love Attic 24's flowers too and I've been reading her great blog for a while now. Such great reading and pretty pictures! -me@salihan.com

Amarie D said...

Thank you for the tutorials! I'm going to make all of them!!!!!

Sandy said...

Wow, this is perfect and soo timely! I started making a bunch of felt flowers last night just for fun! I was looking for all different kinds on the web! Thanks for sharing!

Ann On and On... said...

Great ideas... off to read more.

(I highlighted your blog on my blog today...just because you're the coolest.) :)

You put a lot of hard work into making your blog so wonderful.Thanks!

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

Thanks for the great flowery round up. I've been feelin' the love for felt lately and the ribbon flower tutorial looks fun too!
Makes me want to craft. :)

Sukré said...

Thanks for posting this! So inspiring

Sophie said...

I love them all, thanks for the links..
I'll be busy this week..^^

Bek said...

Oh how amazing! Those have really brightened my day. :)

Now if only I knew how to crochet or anything... I may have to pass this along as a :hint,hint: to my mom, hehe.

happeningsofmylife said...

I've been meaning to try and find some ideas like these but haven't had the time. Thanks so much for sharing!

Becky said...

Gee thanks Jess. I mean, I don't have enough to do and you go and find all these adorable flowers. Thanks goodness the kids are grown or they would never have clean clothes or cooked meals.

;-) heehee

Jess said...

Yeah, we don't want any negligent homicides on our hands.

Zazu said...

Awesome!I had actually pencilled in "search for felt or silk flower tutorials today" to make accents for my packaging. Good thing I checked my mail first! Wishing loads of good karma upon you :)

crafty comadre said...

Thank you! Love flowers - you always have the BEST links and tutorials

Kosmika said...

I lopve this, thanks!! I fell so 'floral' in this period :D maybe it's just spring approaching...

Jennifer said...

Thank You so much for sharing my flower tutorial! I think I will try some of the other tutorials this week. Nothing like flowers to cheer me up during the middle of winter.

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Beautiful tutorial and love your blog. Keep blogging and thanks.

Mary Kelly said...

Great ideas! I really need to try the felted flower.. I did one a while back and it just came out weird. That one looks way better than the one I made.

Gayathri said...

Awesome projects. While reading, I realised that your blog contains good and informative contents. Keep blogging and thanks for sharing.

Cheryl G. said...

I just finished a pillow using one of the flower embroidery patterns. It turned out very sweet.
Thank you for the link!

Ruby said...

What a great idea, thank you so much for sharing! :o) I love your blog!

Rebekah said...

You always do this to me! I've been following your blog since I started out and you always end up on my sidebar "To do list" These are some great links as always!
I just made a fabric flower bouquet for my Grandmother for Christmas from a borrowed tutorial. She absolutely loved them.
http://rebekahmcgowan.blogspot.com/2009/12/fun-with-fabric-scraps.html

Thanks for all you fabulous ideas!

The Scrappy Bug said...

I love felt. I don't understand why more people don't use it. Thank you for sharing this. I wonder if my cricut machine cuts felt....

gwen said...

Thank you, what an awesome list! I'm definitely going to make some of those felt ones at craft night tonight.

Your post inspired me to create me own with some bookmarks I've been hoarding/meaning to get around to. It'll be up on my blog tomorrow.
http://ofrenda.wordpress.com

LollyChops said...

These are great! Thanks for the round-up!!!

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