The Problem: I’ve got some old flowers cluttering up my house.
The Solution: Make them into beautiful collar decorations!
To make this a doable project for all levels, I wanted to experiment with different ways of making these. Therefore each of the four flowers above will have their own how-to!
(Little) Table of contents:
- No-sew flower with button
- No-sew flower without button
- Sew flower with button
- Sew flower without button
No-sew flower with button
Step 1: Take apart the flower.
Step 2: Glue the flowers together.
Step 3: Add the button.
Step 4: Add the elastic.
No-sew flower without button
Step 1: Glue the flower petals in a stack.
Step 2: Fold the flower stack first in half, then in quarters, gluing the seams
Step 3: Cut the bottom of the flower off to flatten it and glue it onto a small circle of felt.
Step 4: Add the elastic
Sew flower with button
Step 1: Sew your stack of flowers together with a small circle of felt on the bottom.
Don’t forget to sew your button on the front! I found it helpful to sew the petals together a bit before sewing on the button.
Step 2: Sew on the elastic. Simply loop your thread around the elastic and pull tight to secure.
Sew flower without button
Step 1: Sew the petals together.
Step 2: Fold the flower stack first in half, then in quarters, sewing the seams as you go.
Step 3: Sew a small felt circle onto the base.
Step 4: Sew on the elastic. Simply loop your thread around the elastic and pull tight to secure.
There ya go! Four different collar flowers. I wasn’t sure how my dogs would like these, I was afraid they might be itchy, but they don’t bother them at all! As I type, the little tan Havanese is laying on my lap, completely passed out, with her multi-colored flower on.