Fluffy Fabric Flower {Hello Summer}

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  • Hi everyone! Would you be surprised if I said I was so excited to be posting on I Heart Nap Time today? It’s true :) I’m Steph and I blog at Crafting in the Rain where I share craft ideas, kid’s fun, DIY decor projects and other stuff we’re up to. Today I’m going to show you how to make a fluffy fabric flower that has window screen as a secret ingredient!

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    Window screen in a hair clip? I know–but it totally works!

    I bought a roll of window screen a couple of years ago and have used it in a few different projects you can find on my blog. In these clips they add some texture and rigidity.

    Supplies:

    Fabric, not knit, pre-washed so it doesn’t bleed
    Window screen, not the metal kind (you could also use a really stiff tulle)
    Scissors
    Needle
    Strong thread, like embroidery
    Boiling water
    Tongs
    Towel
    Fabric stiffener

    Hair dryer

    Clip
    Glue gun
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    Cut 9 circles of fabric,  3 of each at these diameters: 3 inches, 2 1/2 inches, 2 inches. Then cut one circle of screen at each of those sizes too.
    Fluffy Fabric Flowers by Crafting in the Rain on iheartnaptime.com

    Stack the circles, starting with the largest circles on the bottom. Arrange them fabric-fabric-screen-fabric, then add the smaller circles. Using thread and needle, sew the whole thing together in the center, making sure it’s very secure.

    Cut 5 slits around the two smaller sets of circles, and 6 in the bottom set, making sure to NOT cut all the way to the center, or you’ll clip the “petals” right off.

    Fluffy Fabric Flowers by Crafting in the Rain on iheartnaptime.com


    Drop the flower into boiling water and swish it around with tongs for a couple of minutes, then carefully take it out. Rub it between your hands with a towel to rough it up.

    Fluffy Fabric Flowers by Crafting in the Rain on iheartnaptime.com


    Next take a dime size (or a little less) amount of fabric stiffener and massage it into the whole fabric mess with your hands and then dry it with a hair dryer, fluffing and shaping a little as needed as you go. Once you have your fabric nice and poofy, it’s ready for a clip on the back. 

    Fluffy Fabric Flowers by Crafting in the Rain on iheartnaptime.com

     

    Would you have guessed that these fabric flowers have window screen in them? I hope you like the result! For more ideas of what I post about, see these posts:

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    I’m Steph, author at Crafting in the Rain. My husband and I live in the Pacific Northwest with our 3 kids. There you’ll find me writing about crafts, decor, holiday projects, kid crafts and occasional recipes, plus anything else that keeps us busy when it’s raining outside. Find me on Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

     

    THANKS Steph for sharing this awesome DIY craft during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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