Wooden Spool Flowers


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.

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They are pretty simple to make. Here is what you will need:

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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.

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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.

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Next, I added the paper straws to the spools and trimmed the ends to my desired height for each flower.

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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.

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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.

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I then covered each flower with the matching die cut to hide the stitching. I did the same for the leaves.

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Lastly, I added the flowers to the spools to finish.

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Voilà! Cute flower creations perfect to spring-ify your home, your office, or wherever you need a little brightening up!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!


5 thoughts on “Wooden Spool Flowers

  1. F Bond says:

    SUper cute! I am ready for spring!!!!! I must make these and put them in the sewing room window.

  2. Wendy Vaughn says:

    These are too cute!! I’m in the process of planning a quilt show in June, these will make awesome centerpieces for the luncheon tables!! Thanks Bunches!!

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