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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

No Sew Flower Magnets

Everyone knows flowers brighten up any room and adding them to your fridge seem like a no-brainer. I know other people have made flower magnets, but I really like the look of them all clustered together like this around something as special as your best friend's wedding invitation!!

Or just in a cluster of two...
I was inspired to make these mostly because I had some heavy duty magnets left over after a children's museum field trip visit. I was also looking for a project to do so I felt somewhat productive while I was procrastinating on finishing some other projects...sometimes good things do happen when you procrastinate, see?!
To make these I used my No-Sew Scrappy Flower Tutorial and tweaked it a little for all the ruffly flowers and threw in some rosettes for fun. 
Here are the ones made with my No Sew Scrappy Flower Tutorial. To spice things up, I made some of the layers shorter, added some different fabrics for extra texture, and added a huge pearl covered center to one!
For the green one, I used a pretty patterned green and cream fabric and added yellow tulle to the center and as an extra layer.
The tulle was  a little tricky to work with, but just keep bunching and gluing (try not to burn yourself) and simply cut off the pieces that look weird.
For the pink one, I cut the spiral of fabric with pinking shears instead of regular scissors. Then I made a mini spiral with pink chiffon and glued it on a tiny circle of felt. When your center is complete, cut off any extra felt and glue it to the center of your flower.
Again, just snip off any pieces that look weird, but this time with the pinking shears. 
I made the purple one pretty much the same as the No Sew Scrappy Flower Tutorial explains, except instead of making a mini spiral to ruffle for the center, I added a fabric covered button in the same fabric as the flower. 
The simple fabric covered button didn't feel as exciting as the others so I had to glue little baby pearls all over it. Much better.
 Most of the rosettes I used one fabric, but on the pink one I added the chiffon and it added a nice texture to it. Must do this more often.

Hope you enjoyed these magnets! Go ahead and make some to brighten up your fridge!

Linking to these fab parties!


Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

Very pretty! It would make sense to put all those cute things I make for necklaces onto magnets for the fridge- thanks for the idea!! Yours are gorgeous!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful idea and I just love the flowers, they are so pretty!

Tina said...


Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Oh they are all lovely, I love the fabrics and embellishments you used!

Ali said...

Aw those are so pretty. I love that idea, how creative.

Katherines Corner said...

These are so pretty, well done!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and leave a comment, and maybe even enter the latest giveaway. Hugs!

KJ said...

nice frame for my wedding invitation :)

Think Bowtique said...

Love your flowers very pretty.

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