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!



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

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

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


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:


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

Step One


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.)


Step Three


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


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!


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,

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