31 Crafty Flowers Day Three - Faux Flower & Ribbon Bookmarks for Mom
Yip-peeee Day Three!
Time for another day of makin' flowers!
Today's flowery craft would be a perfect little gift for mamas this weekend!
It's a bookmark made from loose silk (or
fake faux) flowers, ribbons and buttons.
It's super simple to stitch together, but if you have an aversion to all things "needle and thread" you could make it with a hot glue gun too.
I think hand stitching a button is kind of soothing though and looks so charming on a project.
-11/2" to 2" wide ribbon
-needle & thread (or adhesive)
Cut your ribbon to approximately 8" long. This might be a good time to iron it too if you are the ironing type.
Choose coordinating flowers and ribbon.
If your flowers are still attached to the stem, simply pull them off and pull the centers out (you can see the stunning quality of flowers I'm using in this shot, heh-heh).
Arrange the flowers on the ribbon and choose coordinating buttons.
It's a good idea to take a quick digital picture at this point so that when you remove them for sewing you'll be able to remember the order you chose.
If you don't have a digital camera you could use a fabric marking pen or chalk to mark the placement.
Attach your flowers with needle and thread.
You many want to sew the button to the flower first and then use a hot glue gun to attach both to the ribbon bookmark in order to avoid having stitches show on the back of the bookmark.
(I personally don't mind stitches showing...I think it's sweet and handmade looking.)
If you choose to sew the button flower to the bookmark, but still don't want the stitches to show on the back, you can sew or glue another piece of ribbon to the back of the bookmark to cover the stitches.
Once you've finished sewing your flowers on, your crafty flower bookmark is finished!
Have fun making these and maybe tuck one in your mom's Mother's Day card this year!
See you tomorrow,
Grace & Peace,
"Thirsty deserts will be glad; barren lands will celebrate and blossom with flowers."
-Isaiah THIRTY-FIVE verse ONE