flouncy flowers {two tutorials & more}


Well, today is the final day of flower week and I can say that I’ve loved it! I hope you have learned a few new things, have been inspired to create and maybe even finished a few of the projects. Like I said earlier this week, I could probably keep going for days and days with so many fun ways to create blossoms. I tried to narrow it down to five of my current favorites, but I just couldn’t. So today, there are two flowers.

Be sure to scroll all the way down for a few extra goodies at the end of the post.

The first flower today is a simple and modern one.


Here’s what you’ll need:


:: satin fabric

:: beads for embellishing {I used pearls from a broken pearl bracelet}

:: round template {mine is approximately 2 1/2 inches}

:: needle, thread & scissors

STEP ONE: cut four circles



STEP TWO: stack circles and stitch through center


STEP THREE: add beads to center to embellish


STEP FOUR: snip into circle



And you’re done!


Pin a little bunch to a sweater for a fun accessory.


Cute and simple, right?

Let’s move right into the next flower:


Here’s what you’ll need:


:: organza

:: a small piece of satin for the center

:: thread, needle & scissors

STEP ONE: cut organza into eight rectangles


My rectangles are 2 x 1, but you could cut them any size you like


STEP TWO: layer



STEP THREE: stitch through the center of the layered pieces


Just use a running stitch and go from end to end, gathering as you go


STEP FOUR: wrap thread around center


Tie off in back and snip thread and you’ll have this:


STEP FIVE: add center embellishment


cut small circle from satin {approximately 3/4″}


fold into quarters and stitch through the bottom to secure


then attach with a stitch through the center of the flouncy flower.


So sweet. I attached two to a pair of shoes for a summery look:



And there you have it. Flower Week 2011. Six great flower projects to get you in the spring and summer mood.

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As a special gift for mother’s day, I’ve created a free printable card for you to download and print.



Just click the image below for the pdf, print on cardstock, cut along dotted lines and fold in half.


I hope the mothers in your life enjoy it!


65 Responses to flouncy flowers {two tutorials & more}

  1. Lynda Brooks February 7, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    How did you attach the flower to your shoe?

  2. anne knestrick October 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    i love all your beautiful flowers and other crafts. thanks for sharing the tutorials.
    you will keep me busy the rest of the year.

  3. frany September 27, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    Love your flowers! Have been making Martha Stewart’s silk Lotus flowers myself. How do you finish off the backs for pinning so that they look nice and neat?

  4. Jenn L September 26, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    You are amazing!! I LOVE looking at your site. thanks so much for the flower tutorials. I look forward to making some fun stuff! I will share your sit with all my friends!!

  5. Sarah S June 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    I have a question, did you pin with a safety pin, sew on or do some other sort of attaching to the sweater? I just found that exact navy blue satin on sale at Joann’s I bought about 10″ to experiment with. My brain is stirred, I just wish I would have remembered all the ideas you have posted while I was shopping for fabric! : )
    I also have the burlap to do the cork board idea, I am thinking of putting some rolled flowers from some sort of fabric, maybe organza, I thought about also using a linen or even a patterned fabric that I found. SO many ideas and my husband is out of town this weekend making my time more open to actually put to good use! : )

  6. sarah May 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorials…Made the gathered flower for a headband for family pics this week. You should try a pinwheel flower…so easy to make and adorable. Thanks again and god bless.

  7. Amy R. May 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    I just ordered the prints! Thank you! I was going to order a couple and then clicked back through the blog and found the assortment. Can’t wait to frame some and give some as gifts. I’ve loved your blog since the beginning (or near the beginning at least!), and I think God has really blessed you with a gift for creating, a gift for writing, and a gift for parenting.

  8. Ashley May 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tutorials!! Thanks so much for posting them!! I can’t wait to make all of the flowers. :)

  9. Kim May 9, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I absolutely LOVED your floral tutorials. By far, my fave. I haven’t had a chance to make any of them yet being so busy with work & kids school functions, but its been on my mind non-stop! I’m hoping to make a few this week & have my girls help me. They love making projects with me. I also purchased the prints on Friday but haven’t received a confirmation when I’ll get them. I can’t wait to put some up on my walls & use them as gifts for family & friends! Hope you had a blessed Mother’s Day :)

  10. Rachael May 9, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    I love your simple, yet elegant flowers. I have always been scared to try them, but you really make them simple. Thanks so much.

  11. Hannah May 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    I used the Mother’s Day card for my momma. I also embellished her gift with paper flowers and a wire “mom” tag. She loved it so much she carried the package around unopened until all her sisters saw it! Thanks for being so giving.

  12. Rosita Aldrich May 8, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Thank you so much….you have so much ingenuity!! I still have yet to make things, but enjoy passing on info about your blog!! My husb. graduated from Pharmacy school yesterday and I passed on info to lady sitting behind me. BLessings!

  13. rachel May 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Emily, thank you for a fabulous week!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  14. Brenda May 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I have enjoyed All of your tutorials and this week of flowers has been a special treat!
    Thank you so much and Happy Mother’s Day!

  15. Missy May 7, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    SO much fun to open a new email from you to see all the exciting and fun things you bring to my home! Happy Mother’s Day to you!!!

  16. Beth May 7, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Yay!!!! Thx :)

  17. KellyB May 7, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    So so fun Emily! Thank you!! I can’t wait to have a minute to sit down and give them all a whirl. Love them embellished on the shoes & on the grosgrain ribbon for a belt. Too stinkin cute! And…I agree with the two gals up above, if you’re up for one more, I love that blue flower at the end too ;) Just can’t get enough of these happy flowers. xo, kelly
    PS: Happy Mother’s Day to you

  18. Ashley K. May 7, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    I have really enjoyed flower week. I am having a flower making party today and hope to decorate the whole house and myself with them! You do a great job, so keep it coming!!

  19. alyssa May 7, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Thanks for hosting flower week, the tutorials have helped a lot – I’m still fighting with the rolled flowers, but I am determined! Thanks :)

  20. Laura Skvortsov May 7, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Just wanted u to know that I grabbed a button for my blog. Hugs!

  21. Anna Monarrez May 7, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    The tutorials this week have been PHENOMENAL! Thank you sooo much for the detailed photos and instructions! The print assortment is beautiful…can’t wait to get them up on our walls! I only JUST received the e-mail for the assortment (2:45am)…thought I’d be one of the first 50, but it looks like everyone else got this waaaay before me! Thanks again for all of it – my book page canvas turned out perfectly!

  22. Ashlyn@Pinecone May 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Love all the tutorials! The yellow flowers on the shoes are fab!!
    Love your blog!!

  23. Kellie May 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Great tutorial…now where can I find the sweater?

  24. Kelli May 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Love your blog! Consider you one of my favorite online places! Happy Mother’s Day to You, thanks for inspiring me always……

  25. Amelia Gallagher May 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Your blog inspires me to be creative and has given me a wonderful way to make some really great home made gifts. Thank you!

  26. jen May 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    thank you so much for this past week! i’ve loved opening up my e-mail to see what was in store each day. thanks!!

  27. aeriel May 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Thank you so much for your posts this week!!! You are fabulous and I just love checking your blog every day. As always – thank you again for sharing with us.

  28. Brook May 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    I love this blog more than you’ll ever know!! Thanks for all the inspiration and the great tutorials this week. I love your simple, yet sophisticated style! Thanks again!

  29. Julie Delamarter May 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Happy Mother’s Day, Emily!! You are tempting me with that print assortment! I don’t sew/craft very much unless its crafty stuff for a party…I don’t think I even own a needle and thread…But funny thing my mother in law gave me a 650 dollar sewing machine for Christmas 2 years ago. It still sits in it’s box in the garage. How very sad…Must change that. I might just get inspired enough through your blog to pull the thing out and learn! have a great weekend!

  30. Diane @ Longaberger Lifestyle May 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Lovely! Each and every tutorial has been inspiring. Today I hunted around my house and found some old…very old fabric. Yay! (I didn’t shop for it…that is just not me.) I’m on my way now to get my craft on…thanks to you. And…something you did for me was to inspire me to have fun and not worry about making every little detail perfect! Because it just might be perfect – like all *your* projects – when it’s complete. That is an amazing gift. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  31. Rachel Rothe May 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Emily, thank you for Flower Week. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each post. Thank you for sharing with us. You are so creative and willing to share. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  32. Tenessa Renfro May 6, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    I agree with Krystal. I love that Blue and Yellowish-Orange flower on the gift for the Mother’s day card. I would love a tutorial on that!!! You are amazing and I have thoroughly enjoyed checking my email each day for a new tutorial!!! You did a great job@!

  33. Christine Chambers May 6, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Thanks so much for the F.U.N. tutorials!!! I am the craft leader of 160 girls at a girls camp. We will be doing the paper flowers with all our tons of paper and the felt flower pins from one of your past tutorials. Love so much that you share your talents,…thanks!!!

  34. Jodie M. May 6, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    My oh my! What a beautiful art assortment! I can’t wait to put a grouping of them on my wall! I am so excited for my order! And thank you Emily – this week was so fun and so pretty! I have had such a wonderful time working on these. The fact that my sweet boys (5 and 2.5 yrs) were each able to do a flower project alongside me too was icing on the cake! Thank you!

  35. Heather May 6, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Have loved all the tutorials this week and can’t wait to make them all! Just ordered the prints, thank you for the great deal, those will go a long way as gifts and some for myself. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day and thank you for your inspiration!

  36. Sheila May 6, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Hi! I have really looked forward to my email all this week and hope you do a flowers week again soon. Your photographs are beautiful and your directions simple. Can’t wait to try the flouncy flower!

  37. Carol May 6, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    How generous are you to share your art. Thank you so very much for Flower Week. My daughter and I will be making button flowers together this weekend. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  38. Dana May 6, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I have truly enjoyed Flowers Week! Thank you so much for your simple tutorials…I can’t WAIT to try them all! ;) And a special thanks for the precious Mother’s Day card. I’ll definitely be using this! I also just posted about your card on my blog today about Mother’s Day. I hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day!

  39. Terrell May 6, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I enjoyed these tutorials sooo much! I cannot wait to make them all! A big thank you for taking the time to create such lovely step by steps and sharing your creativity! I look forward to more of your fun decorating tutorials in the future!

  40. Wendy B May 6, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    All week was wonderful! I am not a crafty person, but even I could get enjoyment out of making these flowers. Thanks for breaking down the steps to achieve success! Have a lovely weekend.

  41. Julie May 6, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Thank you so much for hosting Flower Week. I looked forward to every day and have plans to turn a few of these creations into headbands for my baby girl expected in a few weeks. Love, love, love your blog!

  42. Chrissy N. May 6, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    I loved loved loved your flower week! very inspiring. and many thanks for the beautiful card & print pack offerings. they are beautiful and I think I just got most of my Christmas shopping done…in May! yay!! have a beautiful weekend…

  43. Heather Price May 6, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    You are amazing and so talented! I have loved the flower tutorial this week. Thanks so much for brightening up my days! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  44. Clare May 6, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    You have the best tutorials. I am “directionally” challenged, but I can always follow along. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Krystal Wight Armstrong May 6, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    These were all great (the last one So chic!). But I really REALLY like that pretty blue & yellow flower as decor on that gift in the card photo. Can you tell me how you did that one too? Or maybe just what kind of material you used that allowed for the curled up petals. I know none of us would mind another tutorial ;)
    I also know you were so super sweet to share all of these and then to offer that generous gift set. So either you deserve a great, flowery Mother’s Day Weekend! Happy Friday! :D

  46. Cheryl May 6, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    I have loved your tutorials this week. The pillows were my favorite. I can’t wait to make some for my spare bedroom. Thank you for all you do. I really look forward to your posts. Happy Mothers Day.

  47. Jen J. May 6, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Thank you for all the wonderful flower tutorials! You have inspired me to make lots!! :)

  48. Kristen H May 6, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    I absolutely loved each flower tutorial you did all week…I have been wanting to do flowers like this for different aspects of my upcoming wedding but had no idea how to start! Now I do, thanks to you and your wonderful tutorials! I also just purchased the prints and will definitely use some of them as gifts – can’t wait to share! Thank you for all of your inspiration!

  49. Alexi May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    LOVED flower week! I can’t wait to try them all! Thanks for the tutorials!

  50. Samantha H. May 6, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I LOVE every flower tutorial you did this week. They are all so cute and I plan on making them all! Thank you so much!!!

  51. Lauren Gibson May 6, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    I just posted these on my facebook because they are soooo adorable and sooo easy to make!

  52. Lynne May 6, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    Emily…thank you for the lovely week of tutorials and the Mother’s Day card!
    I posted a little tribute about you at dreams today!
    I hope you get to rest a minute or two on Sunday!

  53. Alima May 6, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Just printed the Mother’s Day card for my MIL. Love it! Super cute!
    Love the navy flowers on the yellow and white sweater – such a fun color combo for spring!

  54. cailan May 6, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    That organza is my favorite of all – so glad you splurged and spoiled us with six. :) Thank you for a lovely week.

  55. Sara May 6, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    I have LOVED the tutorials this week. I am moving tomorrow and have been busy packing all week and I just can’t wait to settle into my new house and start creating flowers!!! I loved them all! Thanks so much.

  56. catherine May 6, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    i have loved these everyday and today we got 2!
    made severl pins and added the rolled flowers in white to a couple of linen pillows. so pretty!

  57. Katie Sellers May 6, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Thank you so much for all the lovely flower tutorials! I am giving the satin flowers with the curled edges as mother’s day gifts this year and my daughter wore one in her hair to school today—so cute!!
    Thanks for taking the time to share them. I LOVE your style!!

  58. jessica May 6, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    i have absolutely LOVED this week! HOW FUN! are we going to get to see your new bedroom soon?! i can’t wait to see what you did differently in there!

  59. Lynda May 6, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Loved your flower week! That flouncy flower in the aqua is just way too adorable and I will completely be using your Mother’s Day card. I found cute clutches for the mom’s with little notebooks and then a gift card, but I’m thinking they are now going to be embellished with a beautiful flower. I’m thinking the last with a pin back. I also ordered your prints. I have some of your name prints for my boys and your quality is perfect. Love them! Hope you have a great weekend and Mother’s Day!

  60. The Distressed Mother May 6, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    My order safely arrived in Australia today. They are beautiful. Even the address label was fabulous. Thank you so much. I will put up pictures when I’ve framed them.

    TDM xx

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