For this flower, I started off with some simple fabric circles in different patterns and textures. I LOVE burlap. Love it. And linen. So including those two is always fun. I also have some fleece in there, a textured thin fabric, and a nice Heather Bailey bold print. I hand cut the circles without measuring. I'm not much of an exact measurement person, so if it makes you uncomfortable...just measure. :)
Once you have your circles cut, layer them in the order you'd like for them to be in the flower. Once stacked, take them apart again and cut them so each new circle is a little smaller than the one under it, as pictured. Totally love that the burlap starts fraying, too. ♥
You can choose a button, brooch, or any little something to go in the middle of the flower, if you like.
What if I want it to be a little more grungy or vintage? That fabric is just too clean and simple for some. :)
Simply rub some ink onto the fabrics, and if you're lucky, the edges will fray a bit, adding even more "age" and texture.
The result is a really beautiful, layered flower with so many possibilities for your projects. Use them on your scrapbook pages or on a hair clip. Sew them onto a strip of fabric for napkin rings at Thanksgiving. Make 30 of them and put them together on a wreath for your holiday door. Adorn the top of a birthday gift box.
The next time you are near your local fabric store, purchase some fabrics to have in your stash - burlap, linen, and bright bold prints in your favorite colors and textures. You'll be glad to have them on hand!