31 Crafty Flowers Day Seven - Repurposed Magnet Flowers
31 Crafty Flowers Day Nine - Watercolor Button Garden

31 Crafty Flowers Day Eight - Ric Rac Flowers

Day Eight - Let's Celebrate!

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First of all I want to welcome all my new visitors stopping in from CRAFT magazine's blog!

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I have to admit I was pretty excited to see 31 Flowers featured there today! 

If you look in the right sidebar you'll see info for subscribing to Pink Paper Peppermints either in a reader or through your email.

I hope you'll do that and stick around for all the crafty fun we're gonna have this summer!

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Now let's get to today's flower made from Ric Rac! 

These are similar to the ribbon geraniums we made on Monday. 

What you'll need to get started:

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-Ric Rac in varying colors & sizes
-Needle & thread
-Buttons & Brads
-Scissors

Step One

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First cut your ric rac to size. The longer and thicker it is the larger your flower will be.  I make mine anywhere from 3" to 10" long.

Step Two

Next make a running stitch along the points of the ric rac on one side. (I used a contrasting thread so you could see, but you'll want to use a matching thread.)

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Step Three

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Once you've completed your stitches pull the thread to gather your flower and create petals.  Stitch or glue the end pieces of ric rac together.

Step Four

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To create the center of your flower, add a button or paper fastener (brad).

That's it!  You can make lots of different sizes & shapes of flowers by varying the color & size of the ric rac.

These would be so cute sewn on a tote bag, glued on a barrette or used for a scrapbook page or handmade card!  I think they would look especially cute paired with denim!

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Have fun making them and send me links & emails so I can add you to our gallery!

Don't forget about Mommyfest going on this week, lots of prizes & giveaways! 

Remember you can vote here (*ahem* for me) everyday in the photo contest and enter to win chocolate!

See you tomorrow!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa~
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"Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth..."
-Psalm 46:8  (the message)

 

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