Happy Monday! With the weather being so crazy and cold in many areas throughout the country, I thought I would brighten up the blog a little with a spring-inspired flower project—wooden spool flowers.
They are pretty simple to make. Here is what you will need:
Wooden spools, paper straws, hemp cord, and die cut flowers and leaves (including a front and back for each flower/leaf), along with buttons and embroidery thread (not shown).
First off, I started by wrapping the wooden spools with the hemp cord.
I left a length of the cord hanging from the center so that I was able to tie the ends in a bow when I finished wrapping the spool.
Next, I added the paper straws to the spools and trimmed the ends to my desired height for each flower.
I then embellished the flowers and leaves by stitching a button to the center of each flower and adding stitches around the eye of each flower at the center of each petal and middle of each set of leaves.
I flattened the end of each straw, added a liquid adhesive to the center of each flower and foam adhesive on each petal, then adhered the straw to the flower.
I then covered each flower with the matching die cut to hide the stitching. I did the same for the leaves.
Lastly, I added the flowers to the spools to finish.
Voilà! Cute flower creations perfect to spring-ify your home, your office, or wherever you need a little brightening up!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!