When I first started my Etsy shop I was very concerned with not sharing any of my design secrets, as if no one could just Google it and find out how to do it on their own anyway.
Just look around any of the Etsy, Artfire or any of the handmade online stores and you will find vendor after vendor selling almost the exact same items.
Oh well I guess there's enough consumers out there for everyone.
All that to say I wanted to share with you my latest design and show you how you could make it too.
These little shabby chic -esque flowers are simple and can be used for so many things. I made them in 2 different sizes here I'm going to show you the smaller 2"x2" size.
First thing is you'll need coordinating fabrics I used 4 different patterns.
Then round out the corners so you'll have 7 circles.
Using one circle for your base start attaching the triangle pieces to the base by gluing them one by one. Until you have four going all the way around the base.
The two center petals are folded in 1/2 with right sides together. And instead of folding them into a triangle just take a little dart at the bottom. I do this because I've found that when the center petals open up you'll be able to see the right side of the fabrics.
Once you have attached all six petal pieces let the glue dry completely. Then with your fingers fluff the petals up so that the edges get a bit ragged around the edges.