I found the prettiest yellow burlap fabric at HobbyLobby to make these adorable flowers. I got a half a yard which was twenty-two inches wide. I used this measurement and cut my piece 22"x6". Next I spread Aileene's Original Tacky glue approximately 1/4 inch along the edges with a piece of cardboard the size of a credit card.
Then I let the glue dry completely until it was invisible.
Finding the center thread at the end of the burlap, I pulled it completely out of the fabric.
All the other threads were pulled out until I reached the glued borders, one by one, holding back the end while pulling.
You'll know when you reach the border. The threads are glued and your piece should look like this (without the glue). Next, more glue was spread along the edges as pictured.
The glued edges were folded together, pressing and making sure the edges were lined up evenly. This was allowed to dry completely.
For the center of the flower I tried some variations from the original suggestion of using a button. I really didn't like the button and thought I would try something different. I looped a florist wire stem through the holes in the end of a crystal gem that I had. It was perfect to use for the center of the burlap flower.
Next, glue was added along the inside straight edge of the burlap. Placing the gem at the end edge of the fringed burlap, I began to roll the burlap along with the gem stem as tight as possible.
Make sure to keep the burlap and loops straight and away from the glue.
Apply a dab of glue at the end of the burlap, pressing to secure, and fluff open.
How pretty is this?
I tried using different items for the center . . . some pearl stems and seed beads that I covered in mod podge and glued to a round piece of cardboard.
This really makes for a pretty spring arrangement!
Take a little time to enjoy!
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