Thursday, February 23, 2012

Neutral Spring Flowers


I saw this photo on Pinterest



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and was instantly smitten.
Jute twine flowers! 
I found a tutorial on 
this blog and got to work




and made some bunting. These little flowers are surprisingly fun to make!




The larger flowers are made of jute twine, and the smaller ones are plain old cotton string. I used twill tape I bought at an estate sale to string them.




I followed the tutorial, but changed two things. I used finishing nails instead of straight pins for my little "loom", because I had more of them. 
(I don't really know where all my straight pins have gone. It's one of life's little mysteries.)




And when it got to the part where you stitch around the petals, I went around twice instead of once. It kind of gives the center a braided look.





It makes me smile. 
Go check out the tutorial!


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33 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Very Very Cute! I love the way you have made a banner out of them. I kind of remember making something similar to these years ago. I really like them with the jute. This reminds me of the spool project we used to do, too. You know where the "rat's tail" came down through the center of the spool as you hooked on the top of the spool. xo Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ohmygoshlovelovelovelovelove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is AMAZING!!!!!!!

Amy Kinser said...

How cute they are! Love the banner you made out of them. Such a fun piece to use in so many ways and so many places.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Super cute! Off to check out the tutorial.

Dagmar said...

too funny Suzanne that we both made bunting yesterday..yours are adorable..will check out the tutorial!
ox

The Painted Parlor said...

how adorable is that! it makes me smile too ;)

Sherri said...

Suzanne, don't you just love pinterest!! What a great idea!!

June said...

I saw this too Suzanne and fell in love with it. It is on my list of to dos. Your garlands are so awesome!!!!
hugs from me...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How cute! They would make darling lapel pins.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

They are way cute! Were they time-consuming to make?

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

wow, i really love those! they could be used for so many things! wrapping presents...homemade note cards.

Rosie said...

I love this - it looks fantastic, Suzanne! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Ooh, I like it! Got it pinned now. Thanks for showing these. My to do list just got longer. ;)

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

so cute,, i've got to try and make some of these.

Auntie Bliss said...

I'm smitten!
I like the changes you made, especially the color (lack of) and how you strung them in a garland.
Gonna get my mama doing this today I hope!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Missed this post, Suzanne, but spotted it on Pinterest...really fun!

dane said...

très jolies ces fleurs tu as un blog bien sympa je me suis inscrite a ta news a bientôt dane

Roseanna said...

I also saw these and made a few. Love your bunting idea! I used them to decorate some altered books.

Grandma of 3 said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Found this on Pinterest and made them with my niece a few weeks ago. So easy, fun and a beautiful addition to my card making. Thanks so much!

Grandma of 3 said...

Made these with my niece a few weeks ago. They were easy, fun and a great addition to my card making! Thanks!

Nancy said...

Where do you buy your twine?

Vicki said...

What a cute idea. Thank you!

Emily Martin said...

These are really lovely! Great job. I'm going to pin this and try it. Thanks for the tutorial!

Zumi Embiado said...

Wow! This is very nice and ideal. You are very creative and I am impressed with that. I will try this very hard at home :) Thank you for sharing.

Melbourne imran said...

Its very nice post !! Melbourne florist

Leslie Germain said...

Found your blog from a pin on Pinterest. Loved the flower and decided to try to make one. Flower will be featured on a layout on my blog post tomorrow with a link to you. Thank you!
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Verde Menta said...

Me encantoo!!

Kelly @ IdealistMom.com said...

So adorable! I'm not crafty AT ALL but I just pinned this and will give it a try :)

Megan Chou said...

These are so cute! I love them and can't wait to make some. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Lucido said...

Just made my first one!! So cute .....thank you!

Cathy Lucido said...

Just made my first one .....very cute!!!
Thanks!

edith rodriguez said...

Really pretty!

BoiseNoise said...

These are so cute! I have seen an idea on Pinterest to use burlap as a mat in a framed photo . . . now I want to try that and add these flowers!

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