June 29, 2010

TUTORIAL: DIY Plush Flower Pots Centerpiece




These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great party table centerpiece or even a party favor or gift! Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! :)





Party D├ęcor Centerpiece: Plush Flower Pots

 If you make this or use it in a craft project, please don’t forget to link back to Bird's Party!



Materials Needed:

* White fabric for the flower center.
* A small clay pot
* A 23 cm piece of dowel rod or bamboo
* Florist tape
* Fabric pen or pencil
* Needle and thread
* Scissors
* Floral sponge (oasis)
* Natural moss
* Synthetic or bamboo fiber
* Glue gun
How to do it:

A. The Flower Head

Using a saucer or round lid as a guide, draw and cut 5 circles from your patterned fabric. I used a 10cm diameter lid.


Draw and cut 2 more circles from the white fabric. Now you have 7 circles!


 
Do a running stitch around the edge of each circle as shown below


When you’ve gone all the way around, pull the thread slightly to get a small “pouch” and fill with the fibre.



Finish pulling the pouch closed and secure with a couple of stitches. 
Repeat for all the other 6 circles.


Now to assemble the flower head. Starting with the petals (patterned fabric), stitch them side by side until you have all the 5 petal joined up.


Using your glue gun, now glue the flower centres (white balls) in the gaps to get the flower head you see above.


B.  The Flower Stalk and Pot


Cover you rod or bamboo stick with the florist tape. 

Stick your floral oasis into your clay pot and using the glue gun, glue the stalk in the centre.

Using the glue gun again (I just want to kiss the person who invented this!!) glue some moss to hide the floral oasis.  

Finally, carefully pull apart a couple of petals on the flower head, apply some hot glue and secure it to the stalk. 

Embellish the vase to your liking. I used ribbon and a fabric-covered button to match.

And there you have it, a cute little Flower Pot that would brighten up any party scene!!




Have fun crafting and partying!! :)







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