I love calla lilies! They're in bloom in my garden and I'm loving the look of this beautiful and majestic flower. The calla lily has an appealing and elegant shape - one of simplicity. I think it is one of the easiest flowers you could find to recreate, and I had just the right fabric in my stash to make this with.
Draw a petal pattern on paper cardstock and cut it out. Each calla lily is just one petal. How easy is that? I wanted a fairly large flower so my dimensions were roughly 6.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Do have fun making your own version of calla lily petals!
Next, mod podge an area of the fabric large enough to accommodate as many of the petals you wish to make. I did this to stop the fabric from fraying and to make the petals stiff.
Once dry, cut out one petal, using the pattern and apply mod podge on the back and place together on another area of the stiffen fabric, smoothing it as you press. I did it this way so the calla lily would have a finish look on both sides. After drying, cut out the double sided petal. Repeat for additional flowers.
To make the spadix ( floral spike), I used 3/8 inch dowel rods since calla lilies have thick stems. File the edge of the rod to an oval shape and paint about two inches of that end.
*In hindsight, I should have made the spandix out of clay and pushed a floral wire stem into it and draped the wire in strips of paper towels and mod podge to thicken and then tape with floral tape. This way you can bend the flower stems to conform to any type of arrangement. You can't bend dowel rods but that is what I had on hand. I didn't have any clay and was not in the mood to make the homemade kind. Sorry!
Glue the rod to the center of the petal.
Fold over the bottom end of the petal and secure with hot glue.
Make the stem. Tape the remaining portion of the rod with floral tape.
(I re-opened the petal base to tape for a cleaner look and re-glued)
Shape the petal. The edges of the petal need to be curled by rolling the edges over to get the shape of a calla lily. I looked at the calla lilies in my garden to get a real feel of how they needed to be shaped.
Calla lilies need little adornment to make a dramatic statement. No matter what the decor, they are simply divine in both modern and traditional arrangements. And calla lilies made out of fabric are no exception.
I hope you like this easy way to make fabric calla lilies. The stencil looking fabric gave the flower a unique and distinctive look. One I'm pretty proud of. Why not have a try at making your own!
Take a little time to enjoy,
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