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TUTORIAL: DIY Plush Flower Pots Centerpiece

Tuesday, June 29, 2010C Riches

TUTORIAL: DIY Plush Flower Pots Centerpiece


These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great party table centerpiece, home decor or even a party favor or gift!

Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! :)


Party Decor 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!!


TUTORIAL: DIY Plush Flower Pots Centerpiece

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58 comments

  1. So CUTE!!! Can't wait to make these! Thank you for sharing how! ~tina

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  2. If you do, Tina, come back and show us?! :)

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  3. These are adorable! Found you at Anything Related. Great job!

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  4. Too cute!! And these would make excellent party favors as well. They could be used as pin cushions. Love these!

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  5. Those are so cute, and I think that just the flower part would be a cute pin cushion too!

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  6. I've been secretely hoping you'd do this tutorial as I love these flower pots, plus I kill all our plants and this one seems pretty low maintenance? :)) xoxox LV

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  7. Gorgeous!! And what a great tutorial! I have a link party on my blog every Saturday and I would be soooo happy if you add something.
    Bye!
    Annemarie

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  8. adoreable! come on over and link up to MMM!!!!

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  9. Hello, I found you via Today's Creative Blog. I loooove these! Am going to make one for my at work, I only have this awful fake plant and this is so much better :) Thanx for the idea! Am now a follower btw :) If you want to (and you dont have to) check out my blog also: www.mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com
    Regards from London! MJ

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  10. I love it! What a great tutorial! Definitely, one I will bookmark! I can see this idea coming in handy for a birthday party for my daughter! So cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Cute, cute. Thanks for the inst.

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  12. Bird, This is just too cute! I am bookmarking this fun and flirty craft and will use it sometime soon! I just think these are the cutest things! YOu are the most creative and clever "bird"!
    xo Yvonne

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  13. This is amazing. I would love to make these out of old baby clothes from my girls! What a fun, creative way to reuse their little clothes.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Found you via Today's Creative Blog and I am stealing your tin can supply holder idea! SO CUTE!

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  14. thanks for sharing storing this one away allready trying to get ideas where I can use it

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  15. Wow these are amazing!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm your newwst follower! Please come check out the linky at Dragonfly Designs!

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  16. oh these are darling!! what a cute & fun idea. love it for a party.

    *come check out my blog too if you'd like.

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  17. Very beautiful party décor centerpiece. And the color is very nice. I will take same like that.

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  18. That is seriously sooo adorable!! I LOVE those darling centerpieces:)
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  19. Lindas flores! Vou me aventurar qualquer dia desses!Rs!
    Parabéns pelo post!
    Beijos!

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  20. Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  21. Lovely!
    Meet you has been a pleasure
    Huggs

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  22. thanks for the great tute.love these and like ur site.

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  23. Cute and clever! These really are adorable. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  24. I think you are so smart to post these again so much later! Now all your new followers (and all those new bloggers can see it). Great job! Still one of my favorite guest posts!

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  25. Visiting via Tatertots. These puffy flowers are great and have so many applications. I can think of making a child's flower shoppe for pretend play. Thanks for posting!

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  26. Amei esse tutorial, Cris! Bem completo e com ótimas fotos! Me animei a fazer as flores, acho lindas!!!!!

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  27. Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  28. This is an adorable projects. It makes me smile!

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  29. Excellent project idea - thanks for shairing

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  30. Very cute and creative! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday @PonyTails&FishScales!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  31. These are so cute! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial,I know how much work they are. I'm visiting with uttad, hope you visit me too!

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  32. So cute...from NFF....Have a HAPPY Fourth. Celebrate America!
    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com
    check out the Giveaway at A Baby Changes Everything

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  33. If anyone makes these, come back and show us?! :)

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  34. What a great tutorial! Super cute flowers!
    I'd love for you to link up over on my other blog, It's A Blog Party, everyday I host a different linky party and Mondays are all about crafts and DIY projects!
    http://itsablogparty.com
    ~Liz

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  35. This is one of Our Favorite Thingz from last week! You are featured on our sidebar!
    http://allthingzrelated.blogspot.com/

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  36. Love these Bird - Super cute! I want one for a pin cushion! I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  37. thanks for the great idea! I made a couple yesterday.
    http://thebaezablog.blogspot.com/2010/07/fabric-flowers.html

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  38. Baezamama!! YAY!!

    You can link up your photos here:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1424940@N23/pool/

    When I get enough photos on there, I shall do a post dedicated to Flicker pool photos!! :)

    Thanks,
    Bird

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  39. Love these! They turned out beautifully! Great tutorial!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

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  40. So sweet! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! Have you picked all those cherries yet?
    all the best, Sara

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  41. I can’t tell you how much I adore this! Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorial!! I featured this tutorial today on my blog with a roundup of flower tutorials. Here is the link:

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/07/wednesdays-wowzers-3-dozen-plus-four.html

    Thank you so much for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!

    ~Alison

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  42. I have read a few of the Article on your website now, and I really like your style of blogging.

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  43. So beautiful! Thanks for your lovely tutorial!!!

    Carine

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  44. Super Duper Cuteness! Love these! Thanks again for sharing such fun ideas!

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  45. So cute, i will also try it and hope i will do it in a same way.

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  46. Our many cool ideas, thanks I loved your blog.
    Good weekend


    http://tearpiaocupacional.blogspot.com/

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  47. OOOO MUITO LINDO...AMEI...
    www.todaartesanal.blogspot.com

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  48. So very cute!! Both the tutorial and you blog ; ) I featured this tutorial on my blog and linked back. Let me know if you want any of the info changed!
    http://www.livecreativelynow.com/2012/05/great-flower-tutorials.html

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  49. The technique of using fabric and polyester is very new in these days and i defiantly try to make some flowers by using this kind of technique.
    thanks for sharing ............

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  50. These are so cute. They would be a great project for my Ladies Home Bureau. We make things through out the year and then put them in a white elephant sale and the money goes for charity. Thanks for a great idea. Karen

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  51. hola no entiendo como se hace el centro de la flor?me podrias ser mas clara en la explicacion?gracias es hermosa la flor

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  52. me encantan. los realize para el baby shower de mi nieta. quedaron preciosos. gracias por compartir tan maravilloso tutorial

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