Easy Fabric Puff Flowers

Fabric Puff Flowers

Spring and Flowers…. Everyone knows those go together! Here we’ve had the beautiful dogwoods blooming all around town and lovely irises blooming along our front walk.
These adorable Easy Fabric Puff Flowers in pots are a great project for this time of year. I made several of these to decorate the tables in the fellowship hall of my church for a special meal. And then… since they turned out so well and truly are EASY!… I made more for a house warming gift for my mom. They can be made in any color combo you choose!

Easy Fabric Puff Flowers

Easy Fabric Puff Flowers

You will need a 4″ clay pot…. Spray paint it whatever color you choose. Mine is a dark tan color.

Fabric Puff Flower
4″ clay pot

Next find some fabric scraps. You will need enough to cut 5- 7″ circles for petals and 2- 7″ circles for the flower centers. I found that the lid to my oatmeal container was the perfect size to trace around and use as a pattern for my circles.

Fabric Puff Flowers
Cut your circles from your fabric

 

There’s only one sewing step to this project and that comes next! Set your machine to a basting stitch and baste around each circle 1/4″ from the edge.

Baste 1/4" around edge of each circle
Baste 1/4″ around edge of each circle

Then pull your threads to gather each circle like this.

Fabric Puff Flower

Now, get some fiber fill and separate out small amounts.

fabric puff flower

Each petal will be stuffed until it is a rounded ball. You may need to stick your finger in and spread the filling around evenly so your petals are equally rounded. Try to make them all the same size.

Fabric Puff Flowers
5 puff petals

Your flower centers will be less filled and less gathered…..like this. These, too, need to be identical in size.

Fabric Puff Flower
2 flower centers

And now it is ready to be glued together!
Get your hot glue gun plugged in and ready…and be sure you have plenty of glue sticks.

First you will glue the flower centers together, placing the glue around the raw edges and stitching.

Now we will attach the petals. Be sure to evenly space them and simply glue around the openings of each petal, gently pull apart the flower center, and put the petal in. There! Isn’t it beautiful?

Fabric Puff Flower
Glue the centers together and then glue the petals around

For the stem, we will use a 1/4″ dowel rod wrapped with floral tape or painted whatever color you would like. Mine is cut to about 7 1/2″ and is wrapped in green floral tape. Decide which petal is the top and then push your stem in, through the bottom, letting about 1/2″-1″ into the flower center.

Fabric Puff Flower
Insert your stem

Next, prepare the inside of your pot by glueing down a small square of foam to hold the dowel rod in place. Fill the rest of the pot with moss or shredded paper or any kind of filler you would like. I also tied a piece of satin ribbon around the top of the pot for an extra touch.

Fabric Puff Flower

fabric puff flower

Push your stem down into the pot and…. you’re finished!

Perfect decor to brighten any small space!

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Free KJV Bible Verse Printables

Free KJV Bible Verse Printables

Free Bible Printables KJV | Verse Printable | Home Decor | Scripture Quote | Fill your home with these lovely colorful printables from Six Clever Sisters | Floral Stripes Geometric Hand Drawn

I’ve put together 4 Bible verse design printables for you to enjoy! Last fall when we were remodeling and decorating our basement, I was searching for a nautical verse print to put in a frame I had . . . and I was surprised to see that there were so few free printables using the KJV. So when I started my Bible reading plan this year, I decided to choose a “verse of the day” from my reading passages and jot it down so I’d have a whole list of favorite verses at the end of the year. Here are 4 of them in eye-catching designs, and you can definitely expect to find more on the blog in the near future! Feel free to print, share, and pin.

Geometric Tinted Triangles “Set your affections on things above” – Colossians 3:2

(I think a frame like this or no frame at all works the best for this design.)

Geometric Triangles “Affection” 4×6 PRINTABLE

Geometric Triangles “Affection” 5×7 PRINTABLE

Geometric Triangles “Affection” 8×10 PRINTABLE

Free Bible Printables KJV | Verse Printable | Home Decor | Scripture Quote | Fill your home with these lovely colorful printables from Six Clever Sisters | Floral Stripes Geometric Hand Drawn

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DIY Rustic Wooden Trough Centerpiece

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of rustic wooden trough centerpieces in the home decorating world. And they look gorgeous! Neutrals and rustic are my favorite lately! I mean, I DO love color, but how easy is it to change your accent colors now and then when you’ve decorated in neutrals?! This means that I can re-decorate for holidays and different seasons without it costing me much at all: swap out couch pillows, decorate the mantel, get seasonal plants, and more!

Rustic Wood | DIY Trough | DIY centerpiece | wooden trough | Easy instructions for this Rustic Wooden Trough Centerpiece can be found on the Six Clever Sisters blog!

When I first saw the rustic trough centerpiece in a magazine, I immediately thought how fun it would be to put different things in it for different times of the year: ornaments and lights for Christmas, colorful sea glass and tea lights for summer, decorative fall leaves with pine cones and a candle for fall, and plants and candles, or even fruit, year-round! So many possibilities!

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Quick & Easy Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

Tissue Paper Flowers | Party Decor | DIY Flowers | Craft Time | Looking to add a bit of decor to your next party? Learn how to make these easy tissue paper flowers on Six Clever Sisters. You can put them just about anywhere!

Quick & Easy Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

| Tissue Paper Flower | Tissue Paper Decor | Flower Tutorial | Party Decor | Whip up some of these tissue paper flowers in no time for any party decor . . . baby shower, wedding shower, birthday party! Find the tutorial at SixCleverSisters.com :-)

Hi there!! Nothing says spring like bright flowers – and with all this dreary weather lately I need something to brighten my day! These super cute tissue paper flowers are perfect for decorating for any birthday party, bridal or baby shower, Mother’s Day party, Easter celebration, wedding – the possibilities are endless! And they are inexpensive and oh.so.easy to make – they only use tissue paper and pipe cleaners, and can be whipped up in an afternoon! So grab a pack of tissue paper, a few pipe cleaners, a pair of scissors, and let’s get started with my Quick and Easy Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial . . .

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Cute and Fun Mother’s Day Banner

CUTE AND FUN MOTHER’S DAY BANNER IDEA! 

Mother's Day | Party | Cute Banner Idea | Mother's Day Decor | This easy to make banner adds a pretty festive look. Make it for Mother's Day or any other special holiday. It's cheap to make, too. Six Clever Sisters has an easy tutorial on making the banner as well as the tissue paper flowers.

So, I started with a large cardboard box. I was in search of a large appliance box but couldn’t get one in a hurry. I went to Home Depot and got this. You can’t beat $1.36!

You’ll just need some basic crafting supplies:

1) yardstick

2) pencil

3) exacto knife

4) white paint marker

5) large box

6) basic hot glue gun

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Folded Paper Flower Tutorial – Party, Shower, and Wedding Decor

Folded Paper Flower Tutorial – Origami Flowers for Party, Shower, and Wedding DecorPaper Flower Origami | Folded Flower Tutorial | Origami Flower | Flower Party Decor These flowers can be made from scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to match your party or wedding decor. Simple and economical, and you can make them big or small for whatever you need them for! | Six Clever Sisters

FOLDED PAPER ORIGAMI FLOWER TUTORIAL

I love finding projects that I can try RIGHT away – no need to go out and buy supplies or search for a hard-to-find “ingredient.” This folded paper flower is one of those projects for sure!!

As long as you have . . .

  • Some type of paper (any kind will do!!)
  • Some type of glue (I use hot glue because I use hot glue for everything :-)!)
  • Scissors
  • A pair of hands

. . . . you’re all set!

These folded paper flowers = birthday party decor, wedding decor, bridal/baby shower decor, little girls’  room decor, and anything else you want to decorate with these origami folded paper flowers!

 1. Start with a square piece of paper. I used 12×12 because I wanted my flowers to be nice and big! (If you want square sheets of paper, try something like this or this!) But you can use any size at all. It all depends on what you are using the flowers for.

Paper Flower Origami | Folded Flower Tutorial | Origami Flower | Flower Party Decor These flowers can be made from scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to match your party or wedding decor. Simple and economical, and you can make them big or small for whatever you need them for! | Six Clever Sisters

2. Fold one corner diagonally to the other corner.

Paper Flower Origami | Folded Flower Tutorial | Origami Flower | Flower Party Decor These flowers can be made from scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to match your party or wedding decor. Simple and economical, and you can make them big or small for whatever you need them for! | Six Clever Sisters

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