A lovely pair of furfur flowered ballet flats.
Like I wrote in an earlier post, I've had flowers on the brain. (Thus all those fabric flower patterns in that post, and myThreadbanger roundup.) I was going to do these as a DIY tutorial for my Tuesday Threadbanger post, but then realized they weren't really worthy of a full-fledged tutorial. I got the idea from a lovely pair of furfur flowered ballet flats I spotted online recently. (I do love furfur!) To make them was almost embarrassingly easy, but here's the how-to if you guys are interested:
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Prep Your Parts
Heat up the glue gun.
Separate your flowers from their stems. I chose small white flowers that were 3-layered, pulled 3 different-sized petals from the hydrangea to make a single peachy pink flower (I made 4 of these), and pulled the entire blue rose and bud off their stems, and separated them from the plastic centers and stamens.
After you've done a couple of swirly loops, cut the ribbon and glue down the end.
Add more flowers, alternating colors.
For extra-large petals (like from the rose), I folded the petals in half, quarters, and then eighths, gluing as I went. Then I cut the bottom half-inch off, and glued the top part onto the shoe. In a couple cases I didn't even need to cut the bottom off; I just folded it down and made a base for the flower thus. The next flower I placed close so you can't see the folded bottom.