Decorate My Home, Part 19 – 3-D Framed Flowers

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I had to finish up that 2nd bathroom. 
(Which I worked on here and here.)

There was some vertical wall space that was shouting for me to fill up.
So I did.
With some little 3-D framed flowers
That Pop.
 Now I have my own mini flower garden up on the wall.
 (And I like how they sit next to that sweet ruffled curtain.)
All 3 are different……
……..but kinda fun in their own way.
Now I just need to draw some water, grab a book, and soak in the tub.
Ready to make some yourself?
(I used 100% cotton for all fabric used below.)
Find some old frames…..any size will do.  (Mine are from the thrift store.  Maybe $0.50 each.)  Take the backs and the glass off……
Then spray paint them the color you’d like and allow them to dry.
Then grab the matte of the frame (and the filler cardboard piece if there is one) and cut some coordinating fabric that is slightly bigger than the matte.
Fold the fabric over all four sides and hot glue into place.
Then place the fabric covered piece back into the frame and put the back onto the frame.
Repeat with all of your frames.
…..Now to make the flowers…..
This twisted little flower was made 
just like the flower shown here.
This multi-petal flower was made 
following the directions below.
First I cut out 12 petal shapes that were big enough to cover a good amount of my frame opening, after being arranged.
Then I folded them in half lengthwise, and added a dab of hot glue at the base.
 Then I began arranging them around the center point of the frame…..
…….until I completed a full circle.
Then I cut a little strip of fabric, folded it in half lengthwise, and rolled it up.
Then I glued that right to the center of the flower.
This swirly flower was made 
following the directions below.
First, I cut out a strip of fabric that was 1.5 x 40 inches.
Then I folded it in half lengthwise and pressed it flat with my fingers.  (You may want to iron it slightly….but not too much or it may change the look of the flower.)
Then I rolled that strip up like a cinnamon roll (yum!) with the folded edge facing up.
Now, allow the rolled up fabric to loosen up.  (You may need to help it and guide it to loosen up evenly.)
Decide how it looks best, then place little dabs of hot glue underneath the spiraling fabric to help keep it in place.
Next, cut out two petal shapes.
Then fold them in half lengthwise and place a dab of hot glue at the base, to keep them in place.
Then decide which side looks best as the bottom of your flower, and hot glue the petals there.
And that’s it.
Hang your new framed flowers in any room of the house.
And enjoy that 3-dimensional pop.
And your very own flower garden.

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34 Responses to “Decorate My Home, Part 19 – 3-D Framed Flowers”
  1. 1
    Joanna says:

    I love these! So many possibilities!

  2. 2
    CosmopolitanCherry says:

    your idea was so cute that I decided to make a picture for me.

    I would like you to have a look over my blog.

    http://www.cosmopolitan-cherry.blogspot.com/

    I hope you like it. Its not exactly the same style, but its still the same idea. Thanks for this great Tutorial

    Hugs,
    Svenja

  3. 3
    Christine says:

    This is great! I'm about to redo my bathroom and I'm going to try this.

  4. 4
    Leslie says:

    Wow you are amazing! I am LOVING all the fun things you come up with!

  5. 5
    Kimberly says:

    Those are really, really cute! What a fun project!

  6. 6
    Practically Spent says:

    Beauty! How very cheery.

  7. 7
    Crafty Batches says:

    I have no idea how you always come up with such amazing ideas but I truly love them! I love these! ~Sam

  8. 8
    Kathryn says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I just picked up the keys to our new rental house and your blog will surely inspire some of the decorations!

  9. 9
    Megan Hoover says:

    love love love it!!!

  10. 10
    Marie-Andrée says:

    This is great! good idea!

  11. 11
    Nikki - Lilybug_Designs says:

    Great idea! I had a hard time coming up with artwork for my bathroom, but I finally settled on framing some old perfume labels.

  12. 12
    Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea says:

    Love this tutorial! http://barefootbysea.blogspot.com

  13. 13
    apeacefulstill says:

    Beautiful design! Love the simple but creative idea…

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  14. 14
    Dusty + Mary Anne says:

    Now that's a project I'm going to do…like tomorrow. No sewing, awesome product…I'm all over that!

    THANK YOU for being so awesome!

  15. 15
    Karie says:

    You are amazing! What a wonderful talent you have!

    I might try your third flower only flip it and make it a strawberry… hmmmm, wish me luck on that. I am having a VERY hard time finding anything strawberry for my little girl's room. If you need project ideas, do STRAWBERRIES for me! :)

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    Kristin Call says:

    QUESTION: What adhesive did you use for the petals on the Multi-Petal Flower? It must not have been hot glue because that'd be visible through the fabric. How did you do it?

    BTW: Gorgeous!

  17. 17
    Ashley says:

    Kristin – I used hot glue for everything. For the multi petal one, I just put most of the glue at the base and then a little line up the petal…..and you can't see it at all. Good luck!

  18. 18
    sssdarlings says:

    Simply gorgeous… but i cant help wondering how to clean them when they start getting dusty?

  19. 19
    Seamingly Smitten says:

    Wow!!!! I want to make those flowers for my baby girl's room. Thanks for the idea!!! You are so talented! And I think I need a ruffled shower curtain!
    Please link this to my linky party!
    http://www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
    I love it!!
    Jenny

  20. 20
    Erin says:

    Gorgeous!

  21. 21
    JAZKK Low says:

    These are SO INCREDIBLE!!! Good work!

  22. 22
    Dawn says:

    WOW!!! What a fabulous idea! Your blog is gorgeous!

  23. 23
    StobbeFamily says:

    Such cute flowers! But what I am really wondering: Where did you get that cute red shoe peeking out in the before picture of the frames. SO adorable!

  24. 24
    Ashley says:

    Stobbe Family…..Haha! Those are actually a pair of Crocs. Crazy huh? But they sure are comfy! :)

  25. 25
    Chynoweth Family says:

    Okay… I did it! I made redid my bathroom. I was so inspired by your bathroom I stole most of your ideas. I wanted to add a some yellow so take a look. Let me know what you think! http://scrapalogblog.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  26. 26
    Artes da Natacha says:

    Beautiful. :D

  27. 27
    Amie says:

    Just made one of these for my kids bathroom. so cute. my first time using a hot glue gun. magical thing that is.

  28. 28
    chloessandbox.etsy.com says:

    Love the picture frames and flowers. Such a cute idea.
    http://www.chloessandbox.blogspot.com

  29. 29
    georgia says:

    these are rockin awesome than you for sharing i appreciate it very much cant wait to make some with little scrappy fabrics and create a flower rainbow on my wall ,
    georgia from ohio

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