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DIY: Flower Decor

Add a burst of color to your space with this simple yet versatile project

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Feeling extra creative today? This fun project involves a charming pattern and lots of colors. After completing this, you have an option to use your finished project as a divider, a curtain, a wall hanging, a throw, or a table topper. 

How long this will take: One afternoon to a whole day - depending on the size.

Materials:

  • 1 yard each of two complementary colors of felt cloth (visit your favorite craft store or source from Tutuban Center in Divisoria)
  • Leather cord (from your craft store)
  • 1/8” Eyelets (visit National Bookstore)
  • Eyelet setting tool* (used for attaching eyelets, available at scrapbooking supply shops)
  • Hole puncher

*Optional: the leather cord will keep the eyelets in place even without using this tool

Crafts by Genie Ranada. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article ("Cascading Blooms") in the May 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.  

How to do it:

1. Make a template by drawing and cutting out four-pointed and five-pointed flower shapes, about 8.5 inches across, on a piece of cardboard (enlarge the templates via photocopier). Trace onto the felt and cut out about 15 flowers each of each color of felt, to make 30 flowers (this will make about one yard of the flower curtain).

2. Punch (or cut) holes in the tips of each flower. Lay them all out on a table or the floor and arrange them, holes aligned, until you’re satisfied with the design. There’s a bit of a geometry lesson involved with arranging them; you’ll find that a four-pointed flower will fit perfectly into the center of four five-pointed flowers.

3. Once the flowers are all arranged, insert the eyelets into each of the holes. Cut a 3.5” long piece from the leather cord. Knot one end, pass though the eyelet, and knot again. Continue with each eyelet until all the flowers are bound together.

Finished project

The finished project will surely give your space a burst of color.

You may use it as a sofa accent, too.

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