how to make a t-shirt flower

 

Yesterday I showed you how to make this ombré infinity scarf and as promised here is the tutorial to make the matching t-shirt flower embellishment!

your going to need:

t-shirt to cut up
a felt circle
button for the center
fabric glue
scissors
a flower template - I made this simple one by hand with some card stock


1. Cut eight flowers using the template out of the t-shirt
2. One at a time fold the flowers in half and then a quarter and dab a little glue inside the corner so it sticks.
3. Glue the petals onto the felt circle four on the bottom and then layer three on top of those four.
4. With the last petal pinch it a bit more and glue it down right in the center.
5. Add the button with your glue or sew it down if you would like.
6. Cut a long strip of fabric and glue that down onto the back of the flower and let it all dry.

After it is dry use the flower to wrap around the scarf and secure on the underside. Alternately you could sew the flower onto the scarf but I wanted mine to be removable so that I could toss the scarf in the wash if need be...and knowing me and how most of my scarfs and shirts become napkins I know there will be a need. :)

The t-shirt flower also looks super cute wrapped around a ponytail or braid! I hope you have fun making these I would love to see photos if you do!

49 comments:

  1. love the addition of the sweet button

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  2. I'm totally going to try this. I have some old tissue weight T-shirts and this will be a perfect use for them now that they have lots of tiny little holes!

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  3. So, so cute! I want to make one in green. :)

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  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I pinned it :)

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  5. That's so cool!! I love embellishments like that and I'm sure I have the materials around here somewhere. :)

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  6. oh my, that is soo pretty! thanks for sharing!

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  8. Consider yourself pinned, I plan on making this and the scarf....I just love this look! TFS

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  9. Pretty flower! Now that you have had it for a few weeks, is the fabric glue holding up? Or is it better sewn?

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  10. mine is holding up great so far with just the glue!

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  11. Wow..Its looking cool..Thanks a lot for sharing tutorial..

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  12. You are truly inspiring! We have started a sewing club called "A Creative Measure" as a community effort to unite 3 generations of woman and young ladies together. We are going to get funky with a little fabric art at the first meeting and we decided on this project! Woo Hoo....so excited! Ok so maybe too much caffeine...none the less we posted a link to this tut on our blog www.acreativemeasure.blogspot.com! Thanks for sharing...your faith reaches farther than you can stretch! <3 Deliha

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  13. Your flower is lovely. I have done these with felt but I can't wait to try old t-shirts. So creative. It got the 'LIKE' instantly. :)
    Lella xx

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  14. Love this idea such a great use for an old t-shirt.
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  15. I finally made these yesterday! Made one for my mom, sister and myself. Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. about how big is the template?

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  17. I love this flower. Does anybody know how you could make these into a bouquet?

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  18. a flower template on this site http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

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  19. I loved it, I made one and it looks great! It can really be added to anything! Thank you so much!!

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  20. This is a great idea. However, after making several, I realized that the method above isn't that "long-lasting." If you plan on wearing this as a regular accessory, you will need to sew the items together. It isn't durable for daily wear using only fabric glue.

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  21. This flower was fun! Thank you, it looks great on a t-shirt made into strips.

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  22. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
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    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  23. Love the fabric covered button in these. They were quick to make & turned out great. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  24. Can you tell me what the diameter is on your flower template? I like the scale and was hoping for that measurement.

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  25. Well done! I already made one of this for my sister. Thanks for the idea.
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  26. Love the t-shirt flower! I made a couple of them for a wall art project. I blogged about the wall art and also wrote of my version of the t-shirt flower tutorial (not much difference of course). http://imaginecreateproduce.blogspot.com/2012/09/3d-wall-art.html

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  27. I adore this. I will certainly be trying and hopefully giving some as gifts ;)

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  28. very pretty,....it's can be a headband also too

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  29. I love this scarf! I made mine with an old Colored tshirt...and it worked great!....thanks for the idea. I love scarves!

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  30. Too cute! Making these (along with the scarf) for the cheerleaders at our school!

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  31. Just made one! In love! Thanks :D

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  32. This is so simple for everyone to design the best way to busy yourself form bad sufferings.your work must be appreciated.

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  33. I had a blast with this. Thanks! The first one was magnifique!

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  34. Thanks for the instructions! Planning to make scarves as Christmas gifts....

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  35. Thank you for this!

    Would you consider putting the Pinterest symbol on your blog? I would love that!!

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  36. Thank you for sharing this simple steps to us! I will try do that with my tshirts.

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  37. wow......
    Actually, I am totally going to try this. I have some old tissue weight T-shirts and this will be a perfect use for them now that they have lots of tiny little holes!

    Its really very amazing....!!! Thank you dear, for sharing..

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  38. Tee shirts custom flowers are so nice and pretty. This is so simple for everyone to design the best way to busy yourself form bad sufferings.your work must be appreciated.

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  39. thanks for the tips. it's great and cool

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