Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Super Easy DIY Yarn Flowers - Make a Bouquet!

I'll admit, I'm kinda on a DIY decor kind of kick right now. Last week I made a shabby chic burlap bunny, and this week I am adding dashes of color around the house.

I love flowers, but I hate flowers in a vase. I don't like when pretty things die. I'm weird, I already know this. I wanted a pop of "flower" color in my home but not the dead flowers later, so I came up with some super easy DIY flowers out of things I had in my craft stash.

To make yourself a bouquet of these beauties you will need green pipe cleaners, green yarn, yarn in the color you want your flowers to be, a fork and a pair of scissors. That's it! Really, you probably already have the stuff to make these in your house. Well if you are crafty or have kids you have the stuff. *wink* If not, for a few dollars you can pick up these items at a craft store and be on your way to colorful bouquets!

I have put together a simple step by step photo progression of this craft so you can easily see what I am talking about and follow along. So let's get started.....


1.) Line up your green pipe cleaner with the first tine of a fork. Next, wrap your flower colored yarn around the pipe cleaner and fork 30 times.

2.) Take your green yarn and insert it between the first and second fork tine and tie a knot.

3.) Slip the yarn off the fork and pull your knot tight. Make another knot to secure the green yarn. Fold the pipe cleaner down and twist it around the "stem" to secure the pipe cleaner and yarn into place.


4.) Take the loose end of the yarn and wrap it around the stem to make it look more realistic. You may have to go back and forth a few times to cover all the flower colored yarn. Once the green is on, cut the yarn from the skein and tie it with the piece left sticking up from your initial knot.

5.) Use your scissor to cut all the loops formed at the top of the flower.

6.) Fluff your flower "petals" and trim as you see fit!


I don't know about you, but I think anyone would love a bouquet of these beauties. And the best part is, they will never die! Now if I could just get my flowers back from my youngest son who thinks he is going to give them to his little girlfriends at preschool! *sigh* Guess I need to make more flowers......



  


18 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks! Dona

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    1. Thanks! They are fun to make and oh so pretty

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  2. Very pretty! I might have to get off my buns and try this. I hate the stinky water real flowers make in the vase.

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    1. I always get sad when the flowers die :( I'm a softy when it comes to pretty things

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  3. These are sweet... and what a great project to do with kids! :)

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  4. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

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  5. How cute! I can't wait to make these with my granddaughter. I try to have a craft planned for her every week. I know she will like this!

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    1. I think it is wonderful you two share creativity :)

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  6. These are so cute. They would be a perfect craft for kids. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop!

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  7. I'm funny about flowers dying too, Mindie. The minute they start to go, that's it, I throw the whole bouquet away! Love your sweet yarn flowers, they are so pretty! I've featured them at this week's Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to 'see' you there!

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    1. Thanks for the feature and for letting me know I am not the only one with weird flower issues! LOL

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  8. These are so pretty - and they look so easy!! Sorry I'm so late to stop by - been on vacation all week! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY link up!

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