October 2 Scrap Buster ~ Fabric Flower Garlands

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Fabric Flower Garland by Jenny B. Harris, allsorts


Jenny used this tutorial for fabric flowers to create a garland with lights. Look at the second half of this post for a big selection of our favorite fabric flower tutorials.



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67 Responses to October 2 Scrap Buster ~ Fabric Flower Garlands

  1. I have always been a fan of folding paper particularly making paper airplanes. I started with a software called The Greatest Paper Airplanes published by Kitty Hawk. Unfortunately the software is no longer distributed today. It teaches how to fold 50 different paper airplanes. It’s a good place to start learning origami.

  2. Judea says:

    I absolutely love the idea for my daughter for christmas but is there a link to the tutorial? Am I must not gettting it. Everytime I link to Jenny’s site, it only goes to September 3oth post and earlier, no tutorial. If somebody could let me in on the secret, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

  3. Rebecca says:

    I love this idea so much. Especially when you think about how you can take this idea and apply it to so many other things. It would be neat to incorporate the colors of a wedding and make this for decorations for a centerpiece, archway, or hanging from the ceiling.

  4. Grace Wong says:

    the flowers are really pretty!

  5. Melissa says:

    I really love this and I think it would be so cute in a little girl’s room or any “girlie-girl” room.

  6. Becky says:

    I’ve seen lots of fabric flowers and can honestly say these are the prettiest ones evah! Yet another project to add to my evergrowing list.

  7. Kallan says:

    love those flowers. you can do some many different things with them!

  8. Barrie petersen says:

    This is the perfect holiday gift to start now.
    Teachers gift!
    Thanks,
    Barrie Petersen

  9. Elizabeth says:

    This is so pretty! I’m going to have to try it out :)

  10. Allison Lu says:

    I am loving these scrap buster projects. These flowers are incredibly sweet!

  11. Ramona says:

    very cute!

  12. Linda says:

    Wow, I love these flowers the best of all, I plan on trying to make a garland for 3 friends of mine that would love them. To personalize them, I’m going to print pictures of special places we’ve been on fabric (small size) and hang them from the garland!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. jackie says:

    i saw this last year around christmas and wanted to make one to go around my mirror. i love it!!

  14. Beautiful flowers and great use of scraps! Here’s a raggy flower brooch I made–http://stephjacobson.blogspot.com/2009/04/etsy-omaha-craft-night-fabric-flower.html
    I used this tutorial–
    http://mollychicken.blogs.com/my_weblog/2006/10/raggy_flowers.html

  15. Irie Momma says:

    I am crazy about these. How adorable to make a bunch and string them around my daughter’s room!

  16. Christine Bolin says:

    Very pretty! These may have to go on my Christmas tree!

  17. Brooke says:

    What a happy scrappy use!

  18. Faye says:

    Thank you for something new to try!

  19. Paige says:

    What a great idea for scrap-busting!

  20. sondra says:

    Very cute floral lights!

  21. What a great idea for a garland. It would be a fun decoration for a little girl’s b-day party.

  22. gina snyder says:

    I’m loving that flower garland. I may just have to make me one of those. I think that would look really cute on my screened in porch.

    Hugs,
    Gina

  23. Great idea and tutorial for the flower garland!

  24. Heather says:

    Oh I love this idea. What a great way to use up the scraps.

  25. new to this site (just took my first quilting class) and I LOVE these little flowers. I think it would be a sweet way to decorate a child’s room.

  26. Maryellen says:

    This is great! We have origami balloons and artificial flowers on a garland in our kitchen. The flowers are perfect for spring!

  27. Lisa D says:

    I can’t wait to try these! I have some fabric that really really needs to be used.

  28. sue says:

    can’t wait to bust out the scraps! :)

  29. PenguitoSmile says:

    This is so creative and lovely! I like this idea a lot!!!
    “:D

  30. betsy m says:

    Very cute – Love her blog as well!!

  31. This is really cool! Thanks!

  32. renee says:

    Awsome flowers. It made me want to google and I found this one…. http://peekabootoyou.blogspot.com/2009/09/tutorial-fabric-origami-flower.html

  33. qsogirl says:

    these would look so cute strung around a craft/sewing room!!

  34. Nicole N. says:

    This is adorable! I am always searching for clever ways to add some personality to my apartment without spending a fortune!

  35. Susan says:

    Love the flowers – great way to use tiny scraps. Looks like a fun way to spend a chilly afternoon.

  36. Giedra says:

    What a great idea!

  37. myriam says:

    How lovely- how girly- how PERFECT! Thanks for sharing.

  38. megan says:

    i must say scraps are almost my favorite thing to work with!

  39. Cheri says:

    Sew, sew, sew cute!! :)

  40. Heather says:

    This is a wonderful idea! :)

  41. SugarMama says:

    Darling! I would love to make those for my daughter’s room. Now to get the cat out of the scrap bin…

  42. Lauranie says:

    What a really good way to “display” favorite fabric scraps!!

  43. Jeni says:

    I love it, my girly girl would love this too!! I can see a flower scarf!

  44. Carla says:

    I love those flowers! They remind me of the paper cut work my grandmother used to make for our birthdays. Great memories. Thanks for the information. :o)

  45. Leah says:

    Beautiful flowers.

  46. emtdlb says:

    That is such a cool thing. I want to try it. Christmas fabric & a light string for a tree or just to put somewhere on a mantle. I am going to go to that tutorial. Thanks for the info.

  47. Java Jane says:

    Wow! Don’t just look at the tutorial, folks. Wise Craft has some great posts on the blog.

  48. Amy says:

    That is a beautiful garland! I just love the idea.

  49. Katie says:

    I started dreaming of a little girls birthday party and a fondant cake to match when I saw this!

  50. Beth says:

    I love allsorts! So glad to see Jenny featured here. And since I am redecorating my bedroom and wanted to use tiny lights, this is a post I am especially glad to see. Thanks for the info.

  51. Sade says:

    Those flowers are great. I’ve been looking for flowers to make brooches for some time!

  52. Lucy Johnson says:

    ooo.
    pretty flowers. might have to try doing those.

  53. Bethany says:

    So cute. I’ll have to try it.

  54. I love the idea of making a garland with lights. White lights are one of my favorite parts of Christmas and this is a good way to have lights up all year.

  55. Lea-Ann says:

    Too cute!!!

  56. Vicki says:

    Love the tutorial. Great use of scraps.

  57. Lisa says:

    These are beautiful. I’m surprised to see that the fabric isn’t stiffened (is that a word?) because the fabric looks like paper. I will have to give this a try.

  58. Maribeth says:

    I love these flowers! What a cool project to use up my scraps!

  59. these would be so cute on a bag!

  60. Oh wow this is so cool! I love using Christmas lights all year round – what a fresh idea!

  61. Lori Kay says:

    Very sweet. My daughter would love this! I could replace the Halloween garland of ghostly lights that have been decorating my livingroom since the middle of August! (She found them at a yard sale and up they went.)

  62. craftytammie says:

    Love this idea! I wish I had time to put one together before our daughter’s birthday party tomorrow…

  63. Cinnamon says:

    I like this flower garland idea! Thank you for the tip and tutorial.

  64. Linda J. says:

    These are so cool! Add Holiday colored lights (orange for Halloween, for example) and the sky is the limit! I need to go see what scraps I’ve got….

  65. Karisty says:

    What a cute idea. I must try this.

  66. Kerneknop says:

    Cute flowers. They would be so great on my winter jacket or a big sweater.

  67. Karen H says:

    Those are gorgeous!

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